When you're fired, you're not allowed to take documents containing classified information with you as 'personal papers'.
So if there are 7 memos, and Richman receives 4 of them, then at least ONE memo he received had classified information in it.
Politico has changed it's story.
I took screen grabs. Here they are:
Here's a paragraph I screenshotted in July 2017 vs. how the entire article reads today:
But it's really interesting that Politico later felt a need to go back and dramatically change this news report without any indication it had removed entire paragraphs.
This is patently false.
Richman gave an interview to the news media.
Any attempt to avoid the classified information exposure issue is gonna be a hard sell in a court room.
Look how incredibly evasive he was.
1) how many memos there actually are.
Ponder this. In over 2 hours of testifying, no member of the Committee even managed to get Comey to say HOW MANY MEMOS DID HE ACTUALLY TAKE WITH HIM.
You can see this assumption in the questions he's asked:
2) how many of these memos that he took with him contained classified information.
The questioners never nail him down and he NEVER volunteers it.
Watch what Comey says:
The same one? A different one? So one was classified or two were?
You can't tell. THAT'S THE POINT.
"So how many had classified info in them? Be specific...."
Did the Senate Intelligence Committee *at least* get Comey to tell them how many memos he gave to Daniel Richman?
They did not.
Comey's been called into testify before the Senate Intel Committee because he gave memos to a professor friend to leak to the New York Times for him so he could be called in to testify & dramatically demand the appointment of a SC.