Comey: I Wrote Memos ‘in Such a Way that I Don’t Include Anything that Would Trigger a Classification’

‘You have to be very careful about how you handle it’
By Grabien Staff

Here's another flashback clip that could come back to bite James Comey in the you-know-what.

Testifying last month before the Senate Intelligence Community, the then-fired FBI chief assured Sen. Mark Warner he wrote his Trump memos "in such a way" that would not "trigger a classification."

Here's a transcript of this part of their June 6th exchange:

WARNER: "And I — I found it very interesting that, in the memo that you wrote after this February 14th pull-aside, you made clear that you wrote that memo in a way that was unclassified. If you affirmatively made the decision to write a memo that was unclassified, was that because you felt, at some point, the facts of that meeting would have to come clean and come clear and actually be able to be cleared in a way that could be shared with the American people?"
COMEY: "Well, I remember thinking, this is a very disturbing development, really important to our work. I need to document it and preserve it in a way — and — and this committee gets this, but sometimes when things are classified, it tangles them up. It’s hard..."
WARNER: "Amen."
COMEY: "-- to share it within an investigative team. It’s — you have to be very careful about how you handle it, for good reason. So my thinking was, if I write it in such a way that I don’t include anything that would trigger a classification, that’ll make it easier for us to discuss, within the FBI and the government, and to — to hold on to it in a way that makes it accessible to us."
WARNER: "Well, again, it’s our hope, particularly since you’re a pretty knowledgeable guy and you wrote this in a way that was unclassified, that this committee will get access to that unclassified document. I think it’ll be very important to our investigation."

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