Former FBI Director James Comey used his private email to discuss FBI matters.
Comey used his Gmail email account numerous times resulting in more than a thousand pages of messages including some containing information that is inappropriate to release to the public.
The New York Post reports:
Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them.
The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for “incidental” purposes and never for anything that was classified — and that appears to be true.
But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained by The Post.
The revelations about Comey’s emails were a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the Cause of Action Institute.
Comey’s use of his private email was previously discussed in the Department of Justice inspector general report.
The Hill reports:
The release comes just months after the DOJ’s inspector general said Comey used a personal email to conduct government business.
“We identified numerous instances in which Comey used a personal email account to conduct unclassified FBI business,” the report stated.
Comey has said that he did not use the personal email for sensitive or classified information, asserting that his use of it was “incidental.”
Since being fired by President Trump, Comey frequently comments on political issues including promoting anti-Republican themes.
We will now have a balance of power, which is a very good thing for our republic. Signs of an awakening are everywhere tonight. The giant is stirring. Do not stop speaking and living American values.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 7, 2018
It’s outrageous the former head of the FBI was using his private email for FBI business.