EXPERT: There Is Probable Cause Comey Committed Criminal Espionage –
Punishable by 10 Years in Prison
post by Joe
expert and lawyer Robert Barnes provided some expert analysis last night
on Twitter about the legal implications former FBI Director and “Crooked
Cardinal” James Comey is in. Comey’s leaks are highly likely to place
Comey in prison [where he belongs] for many years.
Barnes from Barnes Law tweeted the following set of tweets last night
about the legal jeopardy that crooked Comey put himself in –
As explained on @foxnewsnight w/ @ShannonBream, there is probable cause
@Comey committed CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE against Trump when he leaked
#ComeyMemos. The law punishes espionage w/ a 10 year federal prison
sentence & can be found at 18 USC 793(f).
THREAD: As explained on @foxnewsnight w/ @ShannonBream,
there is probable cause @Comeycommitted
CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE against Trump when he leaked #ComeyMemos.
The law punishes espionage w/ a 10 year federal prison sentence & can
be found at 18 USC 793(f). https://t.co/o6hYD3wxZ1
Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April
Barnes notes –
to what you may hear, a person can be convicted of CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE
even if they do not leak classified material & even if they only
remove, but do not share, national security information. Criminal
Espionage laws were written before we had a classification system.
Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law)
3rd tweet on the subject –
Criminal Espionage only requires proof that a person entrusted w/
“national defense related” information remove that information from its
proper place or disclose that information to an unauthorized person in
either an intentional act or because of their “gross negligence.”
Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law)
The courts have defined “national defense related” information very
broadly in the seminal Supreme Court case of Gorin v. United States,
effectively deferring to the judgment of the jury as to what constitutes
national defense related information.
Some courts limited the Criminal Espionage statute to information which
is “potentially dangerous” to disclose to national security and “closely
held” information. That same court also said the information did not
have to ever be classified for it to be a crime to disclose it.
Here is the key: In order for @Comey to
ever classify #ComeyMemos as
either “confidential” or “secret,” he admitted the memos were government
proprietary information, related to national security, & the
disclosure of which was “reasonably expected” to hurt national security.
Now add in: Classified Information NDA @Comey signed
to be FBI Director, his sophisticated longtime use of classified
information, his admission that information did not have to be marked
classified in the Hillary press conference, and his record prosecuting
and final tweet –
Adds up to one thing: there is probable cause that James @Comey committed
CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE when he removed the #ComeyMemos from
FBI exclusive control & custody after his firing (the first crime)
& then gave them to an unauthorized person (the 2nd crime). #MultipleFelonies
looks like Cardinal Comey committed criminal espionage when he removed the
emails he prepared and then gave them to an unauthorized friend.
Maybe in jail the Cardinal can start a choir with his new found friends
some day soon in jail.
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