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White House again suggests Comey may have broken the law by releasing Trump notes

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The White House on Wednesday strongly suggested that former FBI Director James Comey broke the law.
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'An outright assault' on an 'independent DOJ': White House doubles down on Comey attacks

'An outright assault' on an 'independent DOJ': White House doubles down on Comey attacks

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on comments she made earlier this week about former FBI Director James Comey having potentially broken the law when he leaked notes memorializing his conversations with the president to a friend, who then gave them to The New York Times.
Asked on Wednesday "what specifically" Sanders was referring to when she said on Tuesday that some of Comey's conduct could have been illegal, Sanders replied that "the memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director."
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Donald Trump WH Makes Case for Prosecuting Fired FBI Director James Comey

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The White House on Wednesday laid out its most detailed case yet for why the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting former FBI director James Comey, calling it a clear violation of federal law to leak FBI memos to the press like Comey allegedly did.
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Sanders uses White House podium to make case for prosecuting James Comey

Sanders uses White House podium to make case for prosecuting James Comey

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During a news briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the administration's case for prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey from the White House podium.
In making the comments, Sanders is disregarding what was previously an important ethical standard - that the Justice Department has prosecutorial independence . The idea is that the Justice Department should decide who to prosecute based on a unbiased application of the law , not political pressure from the White House. This is something that neither Sanders or her boss seem to value.
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Sanders: 'Pretty clean and clear' that Comey broke federal law

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday it was “pretty clean and clear” that James Comey broke federal law by orchestrating a leak of memos he wrote as FBI director - but she also said it was “not up to me to decide” whether his actions were illegal or not. “The memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director. He claims they were private property, but they clearly followed the protocol of an official FBI document. Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case regardless of classification violates federal laws including the Privacy Act...
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'Error' Reveals Secret Assange Charges

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GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea'

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Turkey says any US attempt 'barter' cleric Gulen to hush the Khashoggi investigation won't work

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