Judge Nap: It Does Not Appear James Comey Broke the Law With Memo Leak
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said it does not appear James Comey broke the law by leaking memos detailing his private discussions with President Trump.
Trump and some Republican lawmakers have suggested the former FBI director committed a crime by giving the memos to a friend, who then leaked the contents of one memo to the New York Times.
On "Fox & Friends," Napolitano explained that the friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, has confirmed that he worked as a special government employee for the FBI and had a security clearance sufficient to receive the memos.
Napolitano added that the contents of the memo leaked to the Times apparently did not contain any classified information, saying that it appears Comey has covered himself "wonderfully."
“Now, I jumped the gun here the other day, not knowing that Professor Richman had a security clearance," Napolitano said. “And one of you, I think, said to me, ‘Did Jim Comey break the law?' And I said it appears he did. I since have apologized. It now appears did he not.”
“We didn’t know about the professor having the clearance, which is why, as a judge, I ought to have known you've got to get all the facts before you form a judgment.”
Watch the analysis above and don't miss James Comey's sitdown with Bret Baier.