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O’Reilly Shocked From Senator’s Response to Comey’s Leaker Admission

Bill O’Reilly was not too fond of former FBI Director James Comey for taking it upon himself to leak a government document to the press for vindication, and the former Fox News personality also faulted lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee for not being more forceful in their reaction to the revelation.

“It was almost beyond belief that James Comey calmly stated in front of the world that he leaked a written assessment of a private meeting he had with the president of the United States, and a dozen Senators who were questioning him sat there with no reaction,” O’Reilly wrote in an op-ed for The Hill. “I mean, it was bizarre.”

In light of the content of former FBI director’s memos regarding meetings with President Donald Trump receiving wide circulation in the press, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked him during Thursday’s hearing if he had shown copies of them to anyone.

Comey informed the senator that he had, explaining he wanted to get his side of the story out.

“My judgment was I needed to get that out to the public square,” Comey said, so he asked a friend who is a professor at Columbia Law School to pass it along to the press.

“I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey added.

O’Reilly said the admission is stunning.

“Let me paraphrase the Comey attitude about the memo: ‘Oh yeah, it was great. I woke up and said gee, I have to get my side of the story out after I was fired,” O’Reilly wrote. “‘So why don’t I give a copy of a very private memo that may implicate the leader of the free world in a possible cover-up regarding the Russian investigation? I know, I’ll give it to a friend of mine!

“‘Yeah, that’s the ticket. I’ll pass the very private memo, favorable to me but damaging to the president, to my pal who will then give it to The New York Times, a newspaper that despises President Trump to a degree rarely seen on this planet.’”

O’Reilly was shocked at the lack of reaction from Comey’s response.

“Not one of them said, ‘You did what?’” O’Reilly said. “Instead they just ‘moved along’ without challenging the former FBI’s director’s incredible admission.”

Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked Collins about the exchange Friday morning, wondering if she anticipated Comey’s response.

“I was stunned by the answer,” the senator replied. “I never guessed that it was Comey himself who leaked the memo.”

“Obviously, it had the result that Mr. Comey wanted. It prompted the appointment of a special counsel,” she added. “He has made some real mistakes in judgment, and this would qualify as one of them in my book.”

The senator said regardless of what the former FBI director contends, those memos do not belong to him, but were created in the official course of business on government time, using government equipment, and therefore are subject to federal law pertaining to their handling. “They are not his private papers,” Collins said.

CNN reported Friday that Trump’s outside counsel plans to file a complaint with the Justice Department and the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Comey’s leaking the memos.