U.S. Senator Susan Collins disputes former FBI director James Comey leaked memos with regard to ownership of the memos he produced in his private journal with his meeting with President Donald J. Trump. The dispute stems from Comey’s writing of the memo on an FBI computer within the space of an FBI motor vehicle.
According to FD-291 Employment Agreement (PDF LINK) that all employees must sign, “Violations of this employment agreement may constitute cause for revocation of my security clearance, subject me to criminal sanction, disciplinary action by the FBI, including dismissal, and subject me to personal liability in a civil action(.)”
“Mr. Comey was writing in his private journal at home at night. He produced the memos on FBI computers on in an FBI car. He started writing one and they are FBI documents and that’s government work product. They are not his private papers,” Collins stated on Fox News.
According to 18 USC 4 (PDF LINK), “Misprison of felony: Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Finally, According to 18 USC Code 641 (PDF LINK), “Public money, Property or Records: Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof; or
“Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted—
“Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; but if the value of such property in the aggregate, combining amounts from all the counts for which the defendant is convicted in a single case, does not exceed the sum of $1,000, he shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
“The word “value” means face, par, or market value, or cost price, either wholesale or retail, whichever is greater.”
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