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The OIG concluded that Comey violated the applicable guidelines in his FBI employment agreement, which is one of the unclassified memos, the official FBI information to a friend with instructions to turn the information over to a reporter.
A scathing inspector general report released Thursday said the fired FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policies through the creation, leaking, and binding of notes documenting discussions with President Trump.
The Ministry of justice watchdog concluded that the memos, Comey held, were officially in fact, the “official FBI records,” and Comey set is said to be a “dangerous example” of his actions.
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The office said that he “violated the applicable policies and his FBI employment agreement, which is one of the unclassified memos, the official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, in order to share his friend with instructions for the friend, the contents of the memo with a reporter.”
Further, noted in the IG, that Comey held, copies of the four memos (of a total of seven he designed) in a private safe at home, not to inform after his removal as a member-and thus “violated FBI guidelines and his FBI employment contract, the FBI, he had to keep, or to seek permission to retain them.” And the IG Comey said again against the rules “, by copies … of the four memos, which he had kept in his home to his three private lawyers, without FBI approval.”
While the results of the probe were refused to the DOJ-Department, followed. But for Comey, who maintains the image of a by the book, and impeccable leader since its termination in the year 2017, the check, shone a bright light on his decisions in the final, harried weeks of his tenure at the helm of the nation’s top law enforcement Agency.
In a pointed passage, the report criticized Comey for the disclosure of sensitive information.
“[E]ven if these employees believe that their most strongly-held personal convictions could be operated by an unauthorized disclosure, the FBI depends on you, not to the disclosure of sensitive information. Former Director Comey does not live up to this responsibility,” the report said. “Non-protection of sensitive information during his FBI employment, and to create the public pressure for an official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the more than 35,000 current FBI employees—and many thousands of other former FBI employees, in a similar way, access to or knowledge of non-public information.”
For his part, Comey focused on a section that said that he did not leak classified information directly to the media — and asked his critics to tell him “sorry, we lied about you.”
The inspector general ‘ s different, wide-ranging review of the potential intelligence community surveillance abuse is in progress. Earlier this month, it turned out that the IG, Michael Horowitz Comey, not to mention the case to the justice Department for possible prosecution, but prosecutors decided against indictment-with a source of Fox News “tells the story of was a in the vicinity had referred to.”
Comey, Congress acknowledged in June 2017, after he was fired, he made several notes playing intentionally added through an intermediary, to ensure that a special counsel would be appointed. The media firestorm that followed the leak proved to be a turning point that led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.
The public outrage centered on the message that Comey wrote in one of his memos that Trump had told him, “I hope you can let go,” amid reports that the former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI and senior White house officials about his contacts with the Russian government.
‘Comey-set is a clear example of the more than 35,000 current FBI employees.’
— IG-report, on Comey’s actions
Flynn later pleaded guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents in the White house.
Although Comey said he the notes wrote, so that you don’t lock things, two Comey ‘ s notes were later determined by the FBI information as “sensitive” level.
And Comey memos contain a number of other secret information, including the “code name and the true identity” of a confidential source, according to a court-ordered filing made by the Ministry of justice at the beginning of the year.
Comey meticulously described “foreign intelligence information gained from and about” the most important human source “information about whether the FBI-initiated reporting is used by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to a specific Person, a” relevant “sources and methods” in the FBI investigation, as well as “information about the President’s foreign policy decision-making,” says the DOJ.
All the information is currently and properly said classified,” the DOJ.
Horowitz confirmed publicly for the first time that last year his office in the investigation, Comey was for his handling classified information in connection with the notes.
“I don’t have it as part of an FBI file,” Comey told Fox News’ Bret Baier in the last year, based on the memos. “It was my personal aide-memoire…I always thought it is like mine.”
Comey added that he expected that Horowitz issue a report on the memos, “not on dealing with classified information, because this is frivolous, but I adhere to the policy? I’m in line with my contract of employment?”