DOJ Declines to Prosecute James Comey for Leaking Classified Information…(Folks, We Are On Our Own…)

Thursday, August 29, 2019
By Paul Martin

29 Aug 2019

The Department of Justice’s inspector general on Thursday published a damning report stating fired FBI Director James Comey broke bureau policy by leaking several memos with classified information.

“We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” reads DOJ watchdog head Michael Horowitz’s report.

The watchdog office said Comey broke FBI rules by giving a memo containing unclassified information to his friend Daniel Richman with instructions to share the contents with a reporter. The office also said Comey failed to notify the FBI after he was fired that he had retained some of the memos in a safe at home. Comey wrote a series of memos about conversations with President Trump he said unnerved him. Comey has stated he wanted to make a record of the interactions because he was concerned President Trump might later lie about them.

Attorney General William Barr will not prosecute the fired FBI director over his wrongdoings.

In April 2018, Comey turned over seven memos to congressional investigators, and eight of the 15 pages were redacted due to classified exceptions. Comey told the Senate Select Intelligence Committee in June 2017 that he leaked the memos following his May 2017 termination to prompt the appointment of a special counsel. Robert Mueller was later appointed to lead the investigation into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter—I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey told lawmakers at the time.

“I was worried that the media was camping at the end of my driveway, my wife and I were going away,” he added. “I was worried it would be like feeding seagulls at the beach if it was I who gave it to the media, so I asked my friend to.”

Comey has longed maintained passing the memos to his friend does not constitute leaking classified information.

“I didn’t consider it part of an FBI file,” Comey previously told Fox News Channel host Bret Baier. “It was my personal aide-memoire.”

“I always thought of it as mine,” he added.

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