Former FBI Director James Comey, in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News on Thursday, defended sharing his memos about conversations with President Trump with multiple people, while denying it was a “leak.” “That memo was unclassified then,” Comey told anchor Bret Baier during an appearance on “Special Report.” “It’s still unclassified. It’s in my book. The FBI cleared that book before it could be published.”
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Then it got weird,
“I’m not familiar with the word “collusion.” The Russia investigation was looking to see if any Americans were “cahoots with” an adversary nation.”
According to Fox News,
Comey also denied knowing who was behind the leak about the infamous anti-Trump dossier that was later revealed to have been used to obtain a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Comey also claimed he never knew exactly who funded the dossier.
Asked when he learned that the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign funded Steele’s work, Comey said: “I still don’t know that for a fact.”
He went on to say, “I have only seen it in the media. I never knew exactly which Democrats had funded.”
Asked about FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – whose anti-Trump text messages have been seized upon by Republicans — Comey said he would have “removed both of them from any contact with significant investigations” had he been aware of the texts.
“It was such poor judgment,” he said.
Here’s the full interview