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Conway: Comey's 'Boy Scout, Choirboy Defense' Doesn't Hold Up

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By Sandy Fitzgerald   |   Monday, 10 Jul 2017 10:16 AM

Former FBI Director James Comey's "Boy Scout, choirboy defense" doesn't hold up against accusations that he broke the law by leaking a memo about one of his conversations with President Donald Trump, the president's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, said Monday.

"If it contained classified information, he is apparently violating, at the very least, what all members of the FBI sign," Conway told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"They sign a document saying you will not do something like this. He was director of the entire bureau."

Ironically, Conway said the issue of classified information was "exactly the problem Hillary Clinton had with her illegal server, the handling of classified and confidential information that Jim Comey was meant to investigate, if not prosecute."

The accusation against Comey comes on the heels of an article in The Hill Sunday claiming that Comey's private memos on his meetings with Trump contained classified information.

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Comey admitted asking a friend from Columbia Law School to leak information from one of his memos to The New York Times in hopes of spurring a special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during last year's election.

Four of the seven memos Comey kept of his conversations with Trump were marked "secret" or "confidential," the report noted.

Comey, though, testified he considered the memos to be his own personal property, not that of the government.

However, he also hinted his memos could have contained classified information, but that he "immediately prepared an unclassified memo of the conversation."

Conway said she thinks the Comey leaks should be the "story," under discussion, "not this nonsense of Russian collusion and whatnot and Ivanka [Trump] sitting at a table in her father's stead." 

"Let's focus on what really affects Americans here," Conway said. "You have an FBI director yet again going rogue. It's like the year of Jim Comey going rogue. First holding press availabilities. Then testifying under oath, saying Hillary Clinton did so many bad things, but we're not going to prosecute her.

"Now we know he is sitting in his car, typing things up the moment he leaves something with the president."

Conway also claimed that it is not known if Comey's recollection is factual or accurate, but "we do know the recollection contained in those memorandum are confidential, if not classified."

Also on Monday, Conway defended Trump's son Donald Jr. over the controversy surrounding his decision to meet with a Russian attorney during the election who said she had information about Clinton.

"The meeting quickly turned over to the matter of Russian adoption which is probably the reason for the entire meeting from the very beginning," said Conway. "No action was taken. No follow-up whatsoever...It was not Russian collusion, but Russian conversation between President Trump and Vladimir Putin three days ago."

She also defended Trump's decision to have his daughter sit for him at the G-20 summit.

"Why aren't we focused on the many other things that Ivanka Trump, the special adviser to the president, the senior adviser to the president, did on this particular foreign trip?" said Conway.

"She just spearheaded this amazing roundtable about women's empowerment . . . this is a woman who has really made her mark on this issue in a couple short months on a job in the White House."

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Former FBI Director James Comey's "Boy Scout, choirboy defense" doesn't hold up against accusations that he broke the law by leaking a memo about one of his conversations with President Donald Trump, the president's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, said Monday.
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