Internal DOJ investigation finds that former FBI director James Comey violated department policy but will not prosecute.

By |2019-08-29T11:21:27-08:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

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. 

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  1. abbafan August 29, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Gryphen, I’m in total agreement with you as well; however, I cannot bring myself to spend good money on his book. Mr. Comey knows that he single-handedly killed Hillary’s campaign; all of the penance he has given thus far cannot repair the radioactive fallout, which is the current gang of criminals destroying the country!!

    • Anonymous August 29, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      I agree, I remember thinking she just lost when he came out about those damn emails. In the meantime he kept his mouth shut about trump and the russians.

  2. Open Minded August 29, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Right, abbafan, save your money. I checked out Comey’s book from the library, read about half of it, and just scanned the rest looking in vain for meaningful tidbits. He spends far too much time dwelling on his sanctimonious moral upbringing, the rigorous development of his upright character, his many sterling qualities, unimpeachable integrity, and so on.

    Gryphen is of course right about some of what Comey achieved, and also the hefty price paid–by others–for the man’s poor judgment and uncalled-for throwing his weight around. Imagine how different the world would be if Hillary Clinton were US President.

  3. OT-FYI August 30, 2019 at 6:59 am

    The “essence”
    In an interview with Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Biden suggested the account he was referring to was Workman’s story. “I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost,” “I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?”

    • anonymous August 30, 2019 at 8:20 am

      “Flynn says in a court filing Friday, “transcripts and audio recordings of the phone calls that underpin the charges against Mr. Flynn” and the original or first draft of the FBI memo of Flynn’s January 24, 2017, interview with agents in the White House, in which he lied about his phone conversations with the then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Trump presidential transition.”

  4. OK August 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

    “This was the only way that he could try to stop ~IT~.”
    “Comey told the IG’s office that his actions were of “incredible importance to the Nation, as a whole” and “something I had to do if I love this country…and I love the Department of Justice, and I love and I love the Department of Justice, and I love the FBI.” ”

  5. OK August 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

    “Trump is talking about illegally extending his presidency again through a coup of his own making,” tweeted John Aravosis, liberal activist and editor of AmericaBlog. “It’s time Republicans started standing up for the country rather than the man.”

    Talking about serving more than two terms suddenly isn’t a joking matter for Trump anymore.

    “In six years — or maybe 10 or maybe 14, right? — in six years, when I’m not here, the New York Times goes out of business very quickly,” he says, deadpan.

  6. Anonymous August 31, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Policy is not law. So what are they going to do? Fire him?

    Meanwhile Barr is funneling $30,000 to Trump through his hotel.

    Most corrupt administration ever.

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