Comey’s curious reaction doesn’t mesh with ‘reality’ of scathing IG report that just dropped

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The anticipated report on James Comey by the Justice Department inspector general delivered a blistering assessment of his handling of memos which violated agency policies.

But the former FBI Director seems to have read a different report than the one released Thursday, appearing to claim the report has basically cleared him.

The 83-page report did state that there was “no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the Memos to members of the media.”

However, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Comey’s actions, “violated Department or FBI policy, or the terms of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement. As described in this report, we conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement.”

 

 

The ex-FBI chief fired off at his critics while proclaiming the report effectively exonerated him, sparking a torrent of reaction as many wondered if he was living in an alternate reality.

According to the report:

Comey Memos by Danny Chaitin on Scribd

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani thought Comey’s actions in lying to the FISA court should land him in prison. Fox News host Sean Hannity also suggested that the fired FBI Director was “sweating” it out ahead of the report’s release.

Comey’s reaction to the final report sparked a wave of comments on social media.

Although the I.G. report is a damning indictment against Comey and his abuse of power, for now, it looks as though he may escape prosecution:

Many Comey and ‘deep state’ critics believe that AG Barr may be saving prosecution for even bigger scandals, such as alleged FISA abuse:

Stay tuned.

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