On Thursday, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s office announced that fired FBI Director James Comey broke the FBI’s rules when he released memos containing sensitive information to the press.
The report goes into great detail about all the rules that Comey broke in order to turn the American people on President Donald Trump. Although Comey clearly broke the law, the Department of Justice decided to let him off the hook. Not surprising considering everyone who identifies as apart of the Left seems to get away with their crimes.
“Comey’s actions with respect to the Memos violated Department and FBI policies concerning the retention, handling, and dissemination of FBI records and information, and violated the requirements of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement,” says the report.
One of the most damning pieces of the report was when it stated that Comey set a “dangerous example” for people of the FBI by trying to “achieve a personally desired outcome.”
The report goes on to state that Comey “violated Department and FBI policies, and the terms of his FBI Employment Agreement, by retaining copies of Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 after he was removed as Director, regardless of each Memo’s classification level.”
He also failed to “tell anyone from the FBI that he had retained copies of the Memos in his personal safe at home,” even though his chief of staff, associate deputy director, and three other officials went to his home “to inventory and remove all FBI property.”
It gets worse. The former head of the FBI also violated FBI rules by sending a copy of his memo to a friend who he told to release the memo to The New York Times.
“Comey violated FBI policy and the requirements of his FBI Employment Agreement when he chose this path,” the Inspector General says. “By disclosing the contents of Memo 4, through [Daniel] Richman, to The New York Times, Comey made public sensitive investigative information related to an ongoing FBI investigation, information he had properly declined to disclose while still FBI Director during his March 20, 2017 congressional testimony.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The report says that Comey was not authorized to disclose the statements he attributed to Trump.
The OIG report states that Comey also failed to immediately alert the FBI to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
The OIG slams Comey in its conclusion, saying the former FBI director “failed to live up to” the responsibility to protect sensitive law enforcement information.
The report finishes: “By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information.”
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