Turley: ‘Sort of a Concerted Effort by Many to Ignore the Unprofessional Conduct of Comey’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley stated there is a “sort of a concerted effort by many to ignore the unprofessional conduct” of former FBI Director James Comey when Comey gave memos that documented his private discussions with the president to a friend.

Turley said Comey “certainly did violate the rules of the FBI. This was not some type of personal diary, as so many in the media portrayed it as. When we see the memos, it only reaffirms what many of us said at the time, this is clearly FBI material covered by FBI regulations. You’re not allowed just to take them and leak them to the media. They were addressed to high-ranking FBI officials. They were part of an investigation done on an FBI computer by the head of that investigation. So, I don’t think there’s any question now, there shouldn’t have been before, but there’s no question now that this was FBI material improperly removed and then leaked by Comey.”

He added, “And what’s so concerning here is there’s a — it’s sort of a concerted effort by many to ignore the unprofessional conduct of Comey in this regard. You can disagree with the president. You can disagree with the firing of Comey. But, what Comey did in this instance is very troubling, and it’s wrong.”

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