Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, could not have been clearer in his questioning of FBI director James Comey last week.
NUNES: Director Comey, I remain extremely concerned about the widespread illegal leaks that you just referenced in your—in your testimony. Just for the record though, I wanna get this on the record.
Does the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to the press violate 18 USC 793, a section of the Espionage Act that criminalizes improperly accessing handling or transmitting national defense information?
NUNES: Would an unauthorized disclosure of FISA-derived information to the press violate 18 USC 798, a section of the Espionage Act that criminalizes the disclosure of information concerning the communication and intelligence activities of the United States?