Trump accuses Comey of leaking classified information based on inaccurate report

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On this score, it is noteworthy that the woman in question actually had a security clearance. Then, humbled by the awesome weight of his responsibilities, the commander-in-chief silently recited the Serenity Prayer before turning his thoughts to domestic legislation.

The "Fox and Friends" tweet and clip mischaracterizes what is in the Monday report.

A Fox News spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

The report, citing "officials familiar with the documents", indicated that more than half of the seven memos Comey wrote to memorialize his conversations with the president were determined "to contain classified information". "And you couple that with the fact that this was confidential information - classified information, in fact - I think this is the story that should get legs, not all this nonsense about Russian collusion". The ex-FBI chief gave the memorandums documenting his interactions with USA president to a friend, asking him to leaked them to the media.

In a Congressional testimony last month, Comey said he considered those as his personal documents. "But that's not what the Hill's report says".

The FBI forbids any agent from releasing classified information to the public without prior written consent.

"As director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he likely would have had authority to classify or declassify documents as he saw fit".

He quickly turned his attention to the GOP's stalled Senate health care bill, which was delayed after significant internal opposition emerged.

The president also used Twitter to urge lawmakers to pass legislation to repeal and replace President Obama's signature health care bill before leaving for the August recess.

There are many ways that Trump could play a constructive role in helping his party pass health-care reform.

And we learned why Comey shared one memo with a friend.

"As the head of the nation's largest federal prosecutor's office, I led and managed over 400 prosecutors and over 900 total employees in almost all areas of federal criminal law", Wray wrote, about his years as an assistant attorney general, heading the DOJ's criminal division.

The comprehensive, 68-page document is one of the hurdles Wray faces as he seeks to fill the role at the top of the nation's premier law enforcement agency, after the abrupt firing of James Comey in May by President Donald Trump.

Notably, while the president went out of his way to defend his favorite daughter, he declined to put in a good word for his embattled namesake. But it will nearly certainly focus on the political maelstrom surrounding the nomination, with Democrats and Republicans seeking assurances of Wray's independence from President Donald Trump. In Don Jr.'s own telling, the lawyer's apparent motivation was to urge the Republican nominee to lift the sanctions imposed on Russian officials by the 2012 Magnitsky Act.

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