The president recommitted to attacks on James Comey on Monday, claiming the former FBI director acted illegally in leaking their private conversations.
"James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!" Donald Trump tweeted Monday.
Prior to sending the tweet, the president tweeted a "Fox & Friends" clip discussing a new report from The Hill, which says "more than half of the memos" Comey wrote recalling conversations he had with the president about the Russia investigation had been "determined to contain classified information."
During Comey’s testimony before the Senate last month, the former FBI director said he considered the memos personal documents and asked a friend to leak information from one of the memos to the media. Comey said he hoped the leak would cause a special prosecutor to be named in the Russia investigation.
Comey was abruptly fired by Trump in May, sparking doubts about the integrity of the FBI’s ongoing probe into contacts between White House aides and Russian officials.