The full review of actions taken by James Comey that ultimately led to him being fired have finally been made public, thanks to the Inspector General’s office.
And although criminal indictments against Comey are not being pursued, the IG report states that Comey “violated standard procedures” during his time in the Trump administration; stating he set a “dangerous example” after leaking.
As news of the Inspector General’s findings began to go viral, Comey issued a response, and went as far as to ask for a quick, private apology from those who he said “defamed”.
In part of his public statement, Comey said, “DOJ IG ‘found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media.’ I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice,” he added.
Fox News Senior Political Analyst, Brit Hume, turned the tables on Comey upon seeing his response.
Brit replied, “So Comey wants an apology because while he violated department policy and his contractual obligations by leaking, he didn’t leak classified info. How about a ‘sorry I leaked that information in violation of both policy and my contract?'” See Below
Brit Hume Turns The Tables On James Comey
So Comey wants an apology because while he violated department policy and his contractual obligations by leaking, he didn’t leak classified info. How about a “sorry I leaked that information in violation of both policy and my contract?” https://t.co/Ny3Oxe8p7t
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 29, 2019
Comey is not out of the woods yet as John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr, yet to conclude his investigation into the origins of the Trump/Russia probe.
It will be interesting to see how that pans out for the former FBI Director and his former colleagues.
In ending, we leave you with video of The Five’s reaction to the Inspector General’s report: