James Woolsey has a point. There has to be a certain expectation and form in all things, but especially in politics and especially when dealing with the Command-in-chief, wouldn’t you say?
There are, in fact, a lot of sensitive material out there that while not “technically” classified is often said in private or in jest, often taken out of context. There’s a certain level of decorum when it comes to politics and no matter what James Comey violated that decorum.
“No. Well, not all leaks have to be classified,” he said. “There are a number of things that are extremely sensitive without meeting the technical requirements for classification. And I just found it stunning that [Comey] would, I think, give up the secrecy of a conversation with the president of the United States.”
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Former CIA Director James Woolsey said on CNN on Sunday that “not all leaks have to be classified” to be deemed inappropriate when they are disclosed “in an unauthorized way.”
While speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Woolsey said he found it “stunning” that former FBI Director James Comey took copious notes of his conversations with President Donald Trump and subsequently had them leaked after his firing. Woolsey, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s CIA director and advised the Trump campaign and transition for a short period, said he found Comey’s testimony and his admission that he leaked the memos to a friend of his to be “worrisome.”
“I find it amazing that he would take detailed notes of a meeting with the president and then leak them to a friend who’s at, I think, Columbia Law School, and then have them give them to the press,” Woolsey said………
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