Gowdy: James Comey Has a Different Definition of 'Leak' Than Anybody Else
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said former FBI Director James Comey has a different definition of a "leak" than anyone else.
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He said the memos - which he shared with the media through an intermediary - related to "unclassified conversations" with Trump, characterizing the documents as a personal "diary," not a "work product."
Gowdy disputed Comey's explanation, saying his definition of a leak "is what the rest of us call a felony." One night earlier, Comey told Anderson Cooper that he views a leak as a "unauthorized disclosure of classified information."
"'Leaking' is disclosing a confidential conversation, which is exactly what he did," said Gowdy.
Gowdy added that he sees a "double standard" in Comey's stance on questionable statements by Hillary Clinton, President Trump and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
"Clinton can lie and she ought to be president. McCabe can lie and he's still a stand-up guy. But man, if President Trump tells any lies at all, then impeachment is too good a remedy for him," Gowdy noted.
Watch the full interview above.