A new poll released on Monday shows that nearly half of Americans believe former FBI Director James Comey should be prosecuted for leaking classified information to the media.
The survey from Rasmussen states, “Forty-six percent (46%) of all voters believe Comey should be prosecuted for leaking information to the media at the time he was director of the FBI.”
That’s a stunning admission. Forty-six percent of Americans believe Comey should be charged for leaking information to the media.
During his testimony in June 2017 before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey admitted he created several memos detailing private conversations he had with President Donald Trump before he was fired.
Comey testified under oath that he leaked the memos to a friend and instructed him to give them to The New York Times.
As such, the Times published a report detailing Comey’s memos and used them as the basis for portraying Trump as erratic and possibly obstructing justice.
Here’s how social media reacted to the poll:
Knowing he should recuse himself. He coordinated with Rosenstein; the firing, the special counsel, etc.
Similar to and inspired by Yates who also needed to recuse. Desperate she feigned bravery and got herself fired. Duped everyone almost.
— Dave Burdick (@TheDaveBurdick) April 17, 2018
He should be held accountable just like any other person. He is not above the law. Comey lied to Congress and Senator Grassley said it’s possible Comey leaked classified information. McCabe should be treated just like Flynn was.
— Darlene Barker (@walterboro) April 17, 2018
Who are the other half that don’t want him prosecuted- Seems both sides have been incensed since 2016- #Sad that anyone would be OK with the Director of FBI would commit crimes and not be held responsible- our Justice System is not #EqualJusticeForAll #CleanItUp @jeffsessions
— RWB (@blairs7x70) April 16, 2018
All the memo's were classified. Any presidential internal communications are considered classified. Even congress had to a SCIF to read them.
— DavidC (@Ingenius31) April 16, 2018
— Lon B. (@sdhomir) April 16, 2018
The poll comes just one day after Comey’s interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, which aired on Sunday night.
Comey is currently embarking on a tour to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” where he makes several salacious statements that have been slammed by both sides of the political aisle.
In the book, he describes almost crying in the Oval Office with former President Barack Obama; admitting he didn’t tell President Donald Trump that Hillary Clinton and Democrats funded the dossier; and even attacked Trump’s personal appearance.
But more importantly, Americans are making it known they believe he should be prosecuted for breaking the law.
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