Giuliani: Prosecutions Are Coming After IG Report On Comey

While reacting to the Inspector General’s report on fired FBI Director James Comey, Rudy Giuliani promised that “prosecutions will happen,” even though the Department of Justice decided against prosecuting the former head of FBI.

“With what I know about Ukraine and elsewhere, I am sure that this happened and went higher and lower than Comey. Prosecutions will happen,” Giuliani said.

Althought the DOJ decided not to prosecute Comey, they did announce that he broke FBI policy multiple times.

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“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.”

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While joining Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Giuliani went into more detail about the situation surrounding Comey.

“What is your personal takeaway from this report, which is exceedingly detailed, and unlike the Special Counsel’s report, exceptionally well-written?” Ingraham asked.

Giuliani responded:

Well, I think this report, forget whether it’s a crime or not, sort of details the worst director in the history of the FBI … Take Jay Edgar Hoover, put him aside, whatever he did, this guy, he broke every rule. If you look at the Horowitz report, he broke every rule of the FBI. Now, I think he should be prosecuted. If you don’t think he should be prosecuted, okay. But for him to say I didn’t leak. The report demonstrates that he leaked. He’s completely lying today. “I didn’t lie”? The report demonstrates he lied. It just — they’re giving him a break. They’re basically saying, “Oh, you know, we shouldn’t prosecute, not enough evidence.” But he lied; he leaked; he’s a disreputable head of the FBI. He’s a disgrace to the FBI. He used it for political purposes, the report demonstrates all of that.



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