Leaked lies

There’s one aspect of the saga about the newly released batch of Jim Comey memoranda that I totally love. First, a bit of background.

In one of the contemporaneous memos the then-FBI director wrote to himself detailing conversations with the new President Donald Trump, Trump and Comey did agree on one issue: Both expressed a mutual scorn for leaks and leakers. They also seemed to feel that the reporters who publish leaks were fair game for putting the squeeze on, up to and including jailing us if we didn’t reveal our sources. The new documents containing such tidbits were just declassified and sent to Congress by the Department of Justice after pressure from Republicans. Now, here’s the part I love: The documents were immediately leaked to reporters.

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