Also finds that Comey did not release any classified information.

Courtesy of NBC News

The Department of Justice will not prosecute former FBI director James Comey after an internal probe of Comey’s handling of memos he kept of his interactions with President Donald Trump.

In a report released Thursday, the Office of the Inspector General said its probe found that Comey violated department policy.

“Upon completing its investigation, the OIG provided its factual findings to the Justice Department for a prosecutorial decision regarding Comey’s conduct, as required by the Inspector General Act. After reviewing the matter, the DOJ declined prosecution,” the office said in a statement.

The report detailed how the inspector general “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,” though Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Comey’s “retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement.”

After this news broke Comey immediately took to Twitter:

Now I, of course, have a complicated opinion of James Comey.

On the one hand he really fucked Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. 

But then again he also was very helpful in revealing information about Donald Trump’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation and punish those who refused to bend the knee. 

And that inspired the Mueller investigation. 

So yeah, I think he may come out of this okay.