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Justice Department: Comey mishandled memos

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/29/19, 12:49 pm

Former FBI Director James Comey broke agency policies by keeping and leaking information about private conversations with President Donald Trump, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Thursday.

What rules did Comey break? He took home memos detailing private meetings with the president and disclosed the contents to a friend to leak to the media. Comey admitted he hoped the leak would result in the appointment of a special counsel to look into whether Trump obstructed justice by attempting to shut down the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Justice Department decided not to prosecute Comey, citing a lack of evidence that he “knew and intended to violate laws on handling classified information.”

Dig deeper: Read the Justice Department inspector general’s report on Comey’s handling of the memos.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • weinpaul
    Posted: Thu, 08/29/2019 08:16 pm

    Thanks for the update. I may have missed an article, but I have not seen anything comparing Mark Felt's leaks to Woodward during Watergate and various hight level officals today in law enforcement and intelligence such as Comey, MeCabe, Brennen and Clapper.

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 08/29/2019 11:51 pm

    As long as they don't throw those guys in jail, the liberals will continue to do as they want. 

    What kind of message does that send to the rest of the criminals? 

    What people like Obama, Comey, the Clintons, and many of the Dems get away without so much as a slap on the wrist is VERY SCAREY!

     

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    John Cogan
    Posted: Fri, 08/30/2019 12:13 am

    "The Justice Department decided not to prosecute Comey, citing a lack of evidence that he 'knew and intended to violate laws on handling classified information.'” Isn't that the same reason Comey used in recommended Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted? I wonder how well that argument will work for me?  "I'm sorry officer, but you have no evidence I knew and intended to violate laws on speeding." That should work!

  • SamIamHis
    Posted: Fri, 08/30/2019 11:08 am

    I believe William Barr is doing a thorough investigation that is not yet complete. There are so many aspects to what has transpired in our departments of power that this one report from the IG is only scratching the surface.  Will heads roll as I think they should?  I am trusting the Lord for his complete justice in all things.  We may not see it in the here and now but his justice will be perfect and his timing will be perfect as well.  

    In the present, I pray for those who are in positions of authority to have Godly counsel and to lead without being swayed by party or power.  

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