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WashPost: Trump Tweets Comey Broke Law Based on Misleading Fox Tweet

WashPost: Trump Tweets Comey Broke Law Based on Misleading Fox Tweet
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Monday, 10 July 2017 10:45 AM

Like a game of Chinese whispers, President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law based on a misleading tweet by Fox News, The Washington Post reports.

The chain of events:

  • The Hill reported late Sunday: Four of the seven Comey memos contained "secret" or "confidential" material.
  • Fox News tweets at 6:32 a.m. Monday, citing The Hill: "Material Comey leaked to a friend contained top secret information."
  • Trump tweets 8 minutes later: Comey "leaked classified information to the media."

    The errors detailed by The Post:

    • The Hill did not report Comey passed along confidential info.
    • Of the four memos, The Hill did not report that any contained "top secret" information — the highest classification.
    • The memo Comey leaked was one of the three that contained zero classified or secret information.

    In fact, no one has accused Comey of passing along any form of secret information, nor has any outlet reported that.

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Like a game of Chinese whispers, President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law based on a misleading tweet by Fox News, The Washington Post reports.
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