James Comey Could Lose Bar Membership After Leaking
James Comey received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1985, and while the former FBI head hasn’t practiced law in years, his bar association membership is being challenged anyway.
The cause? Comey allegedly leaking memos detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley has accused Comey of leaking classified information to the press, and President Trump’s lawyers allege that Comey leaked classified information to the press for months before being fired.
Now he’s going to suffer the consequences for the leaks.
According to The Blaze,
Attorney Ty Clevenger wrote the New York lawyers’ disciplinary committee on Friday, saying that if Comey leaked classified information, it should boost the case against him, Sen. Charles Grassley earlier this week revealed that Comey allegedly wrote seven memos about his interactions with Trump. The government believes at least four of the memos may contain classified information. Additionally, Comey is accused of leaking at least four memos to a friend who is a law professor.
Clevenger maintains that Comey’s actions go against New York bar rules that prohibit attorneys from “illegal conduct that adversely reflects on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer.”
Clevenger previously complained to the NY Bar Association in October that Comey had lied to Congress and destroyed potential evidence. The complaint came after it hit the news that Comey had drafted his letter exonerating Hillary Clinton months before the FBI even interviewed her, and also touched up language detailing her wrongdoings to make them seem less dramatic.
In his latest complaint, Clevenger wrote that “If Mr. Comey deliberately leaked the documents, his breach of duty was analogous to willful breach of client confidentiality, and that reflects adversely on his ‘honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer.’”
Just days ago, President Trump included Comey alongside Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin as people legal action should be taken against.
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
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