Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is investigating the timing of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote memorializing interactions between himself and President Trump, because it is possible that when Comey supplied copies to Columbia Law School Professor Daniel Richman, who transmitted at least one memo copy to The New York Times, one of them contained information that is now marked as classified.
Comey created seven memos; four, according to Grassley, are currently marked as classified.
Richman admitted last July that he had shared one memo, but denied President Trump’s claim that it held classified information. He told CNN, “No memo was given to me that was marked ‘classified.’ No memo was passed on to the Times … the substance of the memo passed on to the Times was not marked classified and to my knowledge remains unclassified.”
Grassley has written to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking when the memos were marked classified and who designated them as such. Grassley has also questioned how far the Justice Department has gone in reckoning if any classified information was provided to Richman and whether that would violate department rules or policy.
Read more at the Daily Wire.