James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal! – President Donald J. Trump, July 10, 2017, Twitter
FoxNews.com reports that
The Columbia law professor James Comey used as a go-between last year to leak the contents of sensitive memos to the media confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that he previously worked as a “special government employee” (SGE) for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis.
The professor, Daniel Richman, confirmed the special status in response to an inquiry from Fox News, while referring other questions, including on the scope of his work, to the FBI.
“I did indeed have SGE status with the Bureau (for no pay),” Richman wrote in an email.
Richman emerged last year as the former FBI director’s contact for leaking memos documenting his private discussions with President Trump – memos that are now the subject of an inspector general review over the presence of classified material. Sources familiar with Richman’s status at the FBI told Fox News that he was assigned to “special projects” by Comey, and had a security clearance as well as badge access to the building. Richman’s status was the subject of a Memorandum of Understanding.
While Richman’s portfolio included the use of encrypted communications by terror suspects, the sources said Richman also was sent talking points about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Those talking points attempted to compare and contrast Clinton’s use of an unsecured personal server exclusively for government business with the case of retired Gen.David Petraeus, who shared classified information with his biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell, as well as the case brought against the late Sandy Berger. The former national security adviser under President Clinton pleaded guilty to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives.
Incidentally, another “special government employee” who has come under scrutiny was Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, among others, previously questioned Abedin’s special status that allowed her to work at the Clinton State Department and private-sector entities at the same time.
So, just who is this “Special Government Agent”?
According to his bio at Columbia.law.edu…
Daniel C. Richman is the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
Richman is a former federal prosecutor who served as chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and has served as a consultant to the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury on federal criminal matters. Richman was the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy at Fordham Law School before joining Columbia Law School’s faculty. In 2004, Richman was appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as chairman of the Local Conditional Release Commission. He is currently an adviser to FBI Director James B. Comey.
Richman’s scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles. He has offered testimony as an expert in a number of congressional hearings, and state, federal, and international criminal and civil matters.
Richman graduated from Harvard and received his Juris Doctorate from Yale.
According to The Federalist Society, his distinguished accomplishments also include Peer Reviewer, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-present; Chairman, Local Conditional Release Commission for the City of New York, 10/2004- 9/2005 (appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg); and Member, Homeland Security Policy Advisory Committee, Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer, 2006.
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Professional peer review focuses on the performance of professionals, with a view to improving quality, upholding standards, or providing certification. In academia, peer review is common in decisions related to faculty advancement and tenure.
As you can also see, Richman was appointed to positions in the New York City and State Governments by two well-known , but not well-liked Democrats, Michael Bloomberg and Eliot Spitzer. It is worth noting that, on March 10, 2008, The New York Times reported that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized an elite escort service run by Emperors Club VIP. The ensuing scandal led to him receiving criticism and ridicule in the media, and eventually Spitzer resigned as Governor a week later on March 17.
So, exactly how deep does the infiltration of the Deep State into our DOJ and FBI run?
Deeper than the Marianas Trench, gentle readers.
The use of “Special Government Agents” like Dr. Richman and Hillary’s BFF, Huma Abedin, allows the DOJ and FBI access to not only the Halls of Power in Washington, but to Power Brokers in Academia, Business, and even among our enemies. Don’t forget, Huma Abedin has family members who are active in the Muslim Brotherhood.
I have been chronicling since President Trump’s Presidential Campaign started as to how he threatened to upset the Washingtonian Status Quo and how the Democratic Elite and the Vichy Republicans as well, viewed him as an “outsider” unfit to hold the highest office in the land.
They still do and what “Deep State” Washington Bureaucrats and those in the Private Sector who want the status quo to continue are willing to do to “get rid of” the 45th President of the United States of America knows no bounds.
Until He Comes,