James B. Comey was six and-a-half years into his ten-year tenure as FBI Director, when he was suddenly fired on Tuesday, May 9, by President Donald Trump. The only other FBI director to be dismissed before him was William Sessions, whom Bill Clinton sacked in 1993 over an ethics issue.
Trump acted ironically over an affair which dogged the 2016 presidential campaign that led to his election: Comey’s handling of the investigation against his Democratic Party rival, Hillary Clinton, on her use of a private server for official email correspondence when she was Secretary of State, although some of the mails were confidential and touched on national security. Continue reading
Intelligence review finds ‘several dozen’ classified emails
Hillary Clinton’s personal server held emails containing intelligence from the government’s most secret programs, according to a letter sent by the inspector general of the intelligence community to senior lawmakers.
Fox News obtained the letter from I. Charles McCullough III, sent January 14, laying out conclusions of a recent review by multiple intelligence agencies which identified “several dozen” additional emails on Clinton’s server containing classified information. These classified emails include messages that contain intelligence from “special access programs” (SAP), which is more sensitive than information classified as “top secret.” Continue reading