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Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« on: August 29, 2019, 11:09:57 AM »
The OIG Comey Report

Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks

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This should put a ding in James Comey’s self-fitted halo as a teller of truth, but it probably won’t do much more. In a report released minutes ago, Inspector General Michael Horowitz concludes that the former FBI director violated bureau procedures and Department of Justice policies by retaining memos with classified information, leaked them to the press through a cutout, and then neglected to let the FBI know classified information was in the open:

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In this analysis section, we address whether Comey’s actions violated Department and FBI policies, or the terms of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement. We determined that several of his actions did. We conclude that the Memos were official FBI records, rather than Comey’s personal documents. Accordingly, after his removal as FBI Director, Comey violated applicable policies and his Employment Agreement by failing to either surrender his copies of Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 to the FBI or seek authorization to retain them; by releasing official FBI information and records to third parties without authorization; and by failing to immediately alert the FBI about his disclosures to his personal attorneys once he became aware in June 2017 that Memo 2 contained six words (four of which were names of foreign countries mentioned by the President) that the FBI had determined were classified at the “CONFIDENTIAL” level.

Horowitz also rips Comey’s self-serving rationalization for keeping the memos in the first place:

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Comey’s characterization of the Memos as personal records finds no support in the law and is wholly incompatible with the plain language of the statutes, regulations, and policies defining Federal records, and the terms of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement. By definition, Federal records include “all recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, made or received by a Federal agency…in connection with the transaction of public business.”80 This definition expressly covers any “act of creating and recording information by agency personnel in the course of their official duties, regardless of the method(s) or the medium involved.” 81 Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement likewise acknowledged that “[a]ll information acquired by [Comey] in connection with [his] official duties with the FBI…remain the property of the United States of America.”

I think even MSM folk Snoopy-dancing over Comey not being indicted will find this outcome difficult to spin.
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Re: Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 03:00:01 PM »
He should be prosecutyed and shot, with no blinfold or cigarette. He is a sneaky, lying piece of shit that tried to upend an election. :argh: :argh: :argh: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 03:12:51 PM »
They have far, far bigger things they can prosecute him on.  Next up is the declassification of the FISA warrants used to spy on Carter Page, and by extension, the entire Trump transition team.  Comey signed off on at least one of them.  That’s where things will start.
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Re: Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 07:07:05 PM »
James Comey is a flake.
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Re: Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 07:03:05 PM »
Gregg Jarrett: James Comey is now one of US history's most notorious schemers – Move over Bernie Madoff
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-james-comey-schemers-bernie-madoff

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By his disgraceful conduct, fired FBI Director James Comey has managed to catapult himself to the top of the list of the most notorious schemers in modern American history. Move over Bernie Madoff.

The recently released inspector general’s report is a damning denunciation of Comey’s Machiavellian machinations to damage President Trump, leak sensitive government documents, and trigger the appointment of a special counsel. But that is only part of the sordid story.

The report also outlines Comey’s insipid plan to deceive the president-elect during a January 6, 2017 meeting at Trump Tower in New York in order to ensnare him into saying something incriminating about the phony Christopher Steele “dossier.” Washington Examiner Columnist Byron York aptly described it as an “ambush.”

James Comey is a crook and flake.
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Re: Breaking: IG Report Rips Comey Over Memo Leaks
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 01:39:16 PM »
Gregg Jarrett: James Comey is now one of US history's most notorious schemers – Move over Bernie Madoff
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-james-comey-schemers-bernie-madoff

If you’re being compared to Bernie Madoff, and you’re on the short end of that, something’s wrong.
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