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The DOJ inspector General released a report about the former FBI Director, James Comey dealing with the Russia-probe; Catherine Herridge, the details breaks.
President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress, the former FBI Director, James Comey hit on Thursday after the release of a much-anticipated report by the justice Department inspector General on its handling of memos to document private conversations with the President.
“Perhaps never in the history of our country, someone has embarrassed more thoroughly and excoriated as James Comey in the just released Inspector General report. He should be ashamed of themselves!” Trump tweeted.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham followed with a statement calling Comey a “proven liar and leaker” – what is denied Comey — and says that he embarrassed himself “and his office to further a personal political agenda.”
The report documented numerous violations by the former FBI Director, including a memo with non-classified information to a friend with instructions to share the content with a reporter, and to inform and then to give the FBI after he was released in may 2017, and he has some of the memos had to be kept in a safe at home.
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Call Comey “dishonest” and his conduct “disgraceful”, many congressional Republicans pointed to his deeds as an indicator of the “Obama justice Department” efforts to “undermine” the trump card.
“By leaking its confidential communication with the President in an attempt to save face, the thought in the Wake of his dismissal, Mr Comey, he was on the rules of the DOJ,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, in a statement. “His actions were shameful, and part of a broader effort within the Obama justice Department to undermine President Trump.”
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.”
But Rep. Doug Collins is from Georgia, and the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, says the IG report findings are proof that there is a need for further investigation into the origins of the investigation in the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, led by former Special Counsel Robert Müller. Comey is helped by a leaked memo, which was Trump, among other things, specified to ease pressure on him off an investigation into a former adviser to Michael Flynn, lane Mueller’s appointment.
“This report confirms that James Comey against the FBI, the standards of behaviour and dishonest, as he’s classified information,” Collins treated said in a statement. “This reinforces the need for us, at the root, such as the Russia-investigation began. It’s time to trust is to restore the Americans, the federal law enforcement is committed to justice and free from political gamesmanship.”
The IG report looked into the memos, Comey wrote between January 2017 and April 2017, on the discussions with the trump, that Comey found annoying or unusual. A dinner, in which Comey said that Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty to him and a private Oval Office meeting weeks later, on the Comey says the President asked him to drop an FBI investigation into Flynn belong to.
A week after he was fired, Comey, provided a copy of the note about Flynn, Dan Richman, his personal lawyer and friend, and instructed him to share the content with a certain reporter for The New York Times.
Comey said he wanted to run the details of the conversation to the public, in the hope of triggering the appointment of a special counsel, the FBI investigation into the relations between Russia and the trump campaign.
“This is the first of what I expect that some of the more ugly and scathing rebukes of senior DOJ and FBI officials in relation to their actions and distortions in the direction of the trump campaign in 2016,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., tweeted on Thursday.
Despite the findings that Comey violated FBI rules, has rejected the Ministry of justice earlier in August to file all charges against the former FBI Director. But the information, presented on Thursday in the IG report gave the Republicans plenty of ammunition to fire at Comey and his defenders.
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“James Comey is constantly described himself as acting for the benefit of a thorough process-and transparency—also when he said routinely hid information from the President Trump the dossier lousy, credibility, and Clinton paid to the origins,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., on Twitter.
A section of the report, considerable criticism from Republicans, the former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s assertion, that Comey only shared information about his conversations with the Trump with a “very, very small group” of close advisers.was moved
“A” very small group ” is usually, as Permanenzen work,” GOP national speaker Elizabeth Harrington tweeted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.