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Justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz publicly confirmed on Monday that his office in the investigation, James Comey, for his handling of classified information as part of the memo, said he’s documented conversations with President Trump.
The inspector general confirmed reports from April that ex-FBI Director before the exam, amid revelations that at least two of the memos, which he shared with his friend, Columbia University Professor Daniel Richman, contain information that is now classified as a.
The confirmation came during Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where Horowitz and the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, testified on the findings in the IG’s report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
“We received a transfer to the FBI,” Horowitz said in response to questions from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about the Comey memo. “We are handling the transfer and we will report when the thing is completed and in accordance with the law and rules.”
Comey, already in April, confirmed Fox News’ Bret Baier that the IG’s office interviewed had him with regard to the memos, but played down the questions about classified information — was as “frivolous”, namely the real question is whether it complied with internal policies.
Grassley, though, said Horowitz on Monday, “I don’t think that is frivolous.”
Comey, in testimony before the Congress last year, he admitted the memos, with the intention of leaking to the press and suggests the appointment of a special counsel. informed
In April, Fox News first learned that Horowitz was on the search, whether or not classified information was given to non authorized sources as part of a wider review of the Comey-communication outside of the office, including media contact.
Comey, Trump fired in may 2017, and denied that the release of the memos constituted with his legal team, a leak of classified information. Instead, it compared to keep the process, “a diary.”
“I have not said it as part of an FBI file,” the Comey. “It was my personal aide-memoire…I always thought it is like mine.”
In his testimony last year before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said he made the decision, the document of the interactions in a way that would trigger a security classification.
But in seven Comey memos, Congress passed in April, eight of the 15 pages of redactions had sub-classed exceptions.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.