Does anyone really believe that a whistleblower should inform their boss(es) that the whistle is about to be blown on them. Only a bureaucrat who believes that absolute adherence to the rules should supercede moral obligations/conscience. Also, the rules were Department of Justice (DOJ) guidelines, not laws; therefore not legally binding. By the way, the same is true of the DOJ guidelines that state that a sitting President cannot be indicted and is called, A Sitting President’s Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution." The guideline was created by Steven A. Engel, Assistant Attorney General on Monday, October 16, 2000. Engel stated that, " The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions." There is no legal precedent, and it has not been tested legally, never mind Constitutionally. Back to former FBI Director, Comey: Comey blew the whistle on the illegal acts of a president. The memos were sensitive, not classified; therefore; not subject to indictment.