The story from The Hill, citing officials familiar with the Comey memos, that reported four of the seven memos Comey created were determined to contain classified information. He said he believed the documents were his own personal recollections and contained little or no classified information.
Since the beginning of the United States' last presidential race, USA media have speculated about Trump's campaign team's alleged ties to Russian Federation and claimed that Moscow might have influenced the results of the election, a claim Russian Federation has repeatedly denied. Three of the memos were classified from the beginning, and were never shared with Richman, the professor tells NBC News.
The Trump administration has been subject to frequent leaks and the president and his aides have decried those who have released information to the media.
It is unlikely the documents were assigned the classification before being shared, however, because Comey has maintained there were his personal memos.
"As the head of the nation's largest federal prosecutor's office, I led and managed over 400 prosecutors and over 900 total employees in almost all areas of federal criminal law", Wray wrote, about his years as an assistant attorney general, heading the DOJ's criminal division.
The president kicked things off by making a criminal accusation against his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
He also retweeted a number of "Fox and Friends" clips, including one related to New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio's absence at a vigil ceremony for a slain NYPD officer. Surely the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, Comey's friend who he helped get appointed, could not conduct a credible investigation.
Richman did share the contents of one memo, he said, but "the substance of the memo passed on to the Times was not marked classified and to my knowledge remains unclassified".
Still... The FBI has yet to comment and, as is becoming frustratingly common, the sources aren't going on the record. For starters, The Hill's report is based on leaks (which, I'd note, the president is not complaining about this time).