Today, the long-awaited DOJ IG report was released. The report showed Comey Violated Department and FBI Policies Pertaining to the Retention, Handling, and Dissemination of FBI Records and Information

OIG Analysis …………………………………………………………………………. 52
A. The Memos were FBI Records…………………………………………….. 52
B. Comey Violated Department and FBI Policies Pertaining to the
Retention, Handling, and Dissemination of FBI Records and
Information…………………………………………………………………… 54
1. Comey Failed to Return Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 after Being
Removed as FBI Director ………………………………………….. 55
2. Comey Improperly Disclosed FBI Documents and Information 56
C. Comey Failed to Immediately Alert the FBI to the Unauthorized
Disclosure of Classified Information……………………………………… 59

VI. Conclusion
Congress has provided the FBI with substantial powers and authorities to gather evidence as part of the FBI’s criminal and counterintelligence mission. The FBI uses these authorities every day in its many investigations into allegations of drug trafficking, terrorism, fraud, organized crime, public corruption, espionage, and a host of other threats to national security and public safety. In the process, the FBI lawfully gains access to a significant amount of sensitive information about individuals, many of whom have not been charged, may never be charged, or may not even be a subject of the investigation. For this reason, the civil liberties of every individual who may fall within the scope of the FBI’s investigative authorities depend on the FBI’s ability to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure.

As Comey himself explained in his March 20, 2017 testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he was unable to provide details about the nature or scope of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election because the FBI is very careful in how we handle information about our cases and about the people we are investigating…. Our ability to share details with the Congress and the American people is limited when those investigations are still open, which I hope makes sense. We need to protect people’s privacy…. We just cannot do our work well or fairly if we start talking about it while we’re doing it.

The Gateway Pundit reports – However, after his removal as FBI Director two months later, Comey provided a copy of Memo 4, which Comey had kept without authorization, to Richman with instructions to share the contents with a reporter for The New York Times. Memo 4 included information that was related to both the FBI’s ongoing investigation of Flynn and, by Comey’s own account, information that he believed and alleged constituted evidence of an attempt to obstruct the ongoing Flynn investigation; later that same day, The New York Times published an article about Memo 4 entitled, “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.”

In response to the report, that in no way exonerated Comey from wrongdoing, the arrogant, disgraced, fired FBI director, James Comey, responded by asking people to admit they “lied” about and “defamed” him.

DOJ IG “found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media.” I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice.

Comey was quickly reminded that the report states that the deceitful and abhorrent behavior as the former FBI director, has set a “dangerous example” for FBI employees in an attempt to “achieve a personally desired outcome.”

Political consultant Ali Alexander tweeted a response to Comey, calling his actions “Seditious.”

According to what you’ve said about the Mueller report standard, this does not “exonerate” you. It was determined that you illegally leaked classified materials. That’s worse than leaking to a member of the Free Press. Seditious. Hooveresque operation.

Conservative lawyer Mike Cernovich nailed “dirty copy” Comey with his response:

The report called you a “dirty cop” who released sensitive material in violation of your oath of office.

Will Chamberlain, publisher of Human Events told Comey he should be the one apologizing with a damning screenshot of a section of the OIG report. Chamberlain tweeted to “dirty cop” Comey:

Hey @Comey,

How about you apologize to the public for flagrantly violating your employment agreement, and FBI policy, and federal law?

That you would be demanding apologies after today’s OIG report is remarkably arrogant.

More arrogant, even, than the leaks themselves.

Conservative writer Warner Todd Huston reminded Comey that he was NOT exonerated, reminding him that it’s like what he did with Hillary and her email scandal:

Conservative personality Robby Starbucks said it best:

The OIG determined you violated FBI policy AND your Employment Agreement. The damning report says you “set a dangerous example for over 35,000 current FBI employees, to achieve a personally desired outcome.”

It’s the public, FBI and President who deserve an apology from you.

 

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