IG REPORT: Comey Memos Were Official FBI Business, Mishandling Violated Policies

The Justice Department’s inspector general this morning released a report in regards to James Comey’s handling of memos he took of meetings with President Trump in 2017. Seven particular memos were in question. Comey took to Twitter immediately to get in front of this story and say he did nothing wrong, although the conclusion appears that he did, in fact, violate FBI policies, he simply is unlikely to be getting prosecuted.

The Hill reports an excerpt from the report:

“We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” the Justice Department inspector general report states. 

The Hill also reports that Attorney General William Barr has declined to press charges against Comey for the handling of the memos. This all comes full circle as this is eerily similar to the way Hillary Clinton got away with her handling of classified emails.

James Comey tweeted this morning:

“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.

And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me “going to jail” or being a “liar and a leaker”—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president.”


CNN reports:

The inspector general was looking into whether Comey improperly shared classified information when he sent some parts of the memos to a friend of his who shared the information with the press in the days after Trump fired him. The inspector general’s office had referred Comey for potential prosecution earlier this summer based on his handling of them, CNN previously reported. The Justice Department declined to bring a case, in part because prosecutors didn’t believe there was evidence to show Comey knew and intended to violate laws on dealing with classified information, a person familiar with the referral said.