For John, BLUF: I hope this is wrong, but I doubt it is. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Washington Examiner, by Mr Daniel Chaitin, 9 November 2018.
Here is the lede plus four:
Former FBI Director James Comey used his personal email account to discuss his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's unauthorized private email server.It isn't good when people make up their own rules. Sure, a wink and a nod to help some honest subordinate jammed by the system, but those should be rare exceptions.
Through a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the Cause of Action Institute, a conservative watchdog group, obtained some of the emails Comey sent from a Gmail account and revealed them Friday evening.
In one email sent on Sept. 30 to James Rybicki, Comey's chief of staff, the FBI director shared a Fox News article about how Russia-linked hackers tried to access Clinton's email server.
"Need to be sure our colleagues across the street don't think I actually said most of the stuff they attribute to me," he told Rybicki.
In a separate email a week later, Comey was aware that the revelation of his use of a personal email account for government business would be “embarrassing."
Senior officials should hold themselves to a "higher standard", both as a moral imperative and as an example to others. In the end there are no secrets. Someone always knows.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff