The Justice Department has filed charges against Terry Albury for allegedly leaking classified documents to a news media outlet.
The two-page felony document signals an imminent guilty plea from Albury given it involves secret information about a terrorist group.
Albury, who worked on counter-terrorism matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota was accused of “knowingly and willfully” leaking classified national defense information to The Intercept.
He was also accused of declining to hand over a document he possessed related to terrorist recruitment in the Middle East.
It also illustrates that the DOJ had more than enough evidence to charge him for putting the nation’s security at risk.
The DOJ came down hard on Albury — as they should — for leaking classified information to the media.
So will Comey receive the same treatment?
In June 2017, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had given his friend, Columbia University Professor Daniel Richman, secret memos he drafted while at the FBI.
The memos contained private conversations Comey had with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and at the White House.
Comey admitted during his testimony that he instructed Richman to give the memos to The New York Times. Comey said his goal was to trigger the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
He leaked classified information to the press, which is exactly what Albury was charged for doing.
While Albury leaked classified information about terrorist activity in the Middle East, Comey arguably leaked information far more damaging to the nation.
The former FBI director gave the left-leaning paper memos that specifically detailed conversations he had with the president of the United States about the Russia investigation.
Will Comey be charged with criminally leaking classified information? Many Americans agree he should be held accountable for breaking the law.