James Woolsey on Sunday pushed back on the argument that former FBI Director James Comey was not a leaker because the information in memos he gave to a friend to pass on to The New York Times was not classified.  

“Not all leaks have to be classified. There are a number of things that are extremely sensitive without needing the technical requirements needed for classification,” Woolsey, who served as CIA director under former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBudowsky: 3 big dangers for Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Another VPOTUS tries for POTUS: What does history tell us? MORE, told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.


The former FBI director revealed in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he passed on information found in his memos about past conversations with President Trump to a friend after Comey was fired.

“I just found it stunning that he would I think give up the secrecy of a conversation with the president of the United States,” Woolsey said on Sunday.

Trump most recently suggested during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday that there are recordings of his conversations with Comey.

The White House downplayed these claims.