Conservative media scores another win as CNN confirms a report that James Comey was referred for prosecution. Comey needs a good lawyer because this is just the beginning.
James Comey did such a poor job that the office of the inspector general referred him to DOJ for criminal prosecution. Let that sink in for a second…
Bill Barr is not revealing why he did not charge Comey for leaking but Sean Hannity hinted last night that it is because he has bigger and more serious charges coming soon. The IG report is expected to be released asap.
From CNN: The Justice Department inspector general’s office referred former FBI Director James Comey for potential prosecution over his handling of memos that the FBI later determined contained classified information, a person familiar with the matter confirmed Thursday.
Justice Department prosecutors declined to prosecute Comey, in part because they didn’t believe there was evidence to show Comey knew and intended to violate laws on handling classified information.
At issue were memos that Comey shared with a friend and attorney, Daniel Richman, who then shared the information with a New York Times reporter.
Two memos Comey shared contained information the FBI deemed as “confidential,” the lowest classification level.
“I want him to do what he thinks is right by the law and not prosecute anybody if you don’t think the case is there, because somebody else got mistreated is no reason to continue that practice,” Lindsey Graham said about the bombshell news.
“If it’s true, and we will know pretty soon, it’s stunning, beyond stunning.”
“And if he does bring a charge against Comey after doing this, I’d hate to be Comey,” he said.
Mike Huckabee also commented on the story. Mike wrote: “This week brings an avalanche of breaking news concerning bad actors at the FBI and Justice Department. Let’s start with one of the baddest actors of them all, former FBI Director James Comey.
According to investigative reporter John Solomon in THE HILL, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is close to completion on his report, and his assessment of Comey’s conduct is scathing. He reportedly has concluded that Comey leaked classified information –- which is a violation of the Espionage Act –- and showed “lack of candor” (translation: lying).
The IG even referred Comey for possible prosecution, but Solomon reports that Attorney General Barr is declining to move forward on that.
And it would be sadly ironic if Comey wasn’t prosecuted on Espionage Act violations because of the difficulty of proving “intent”; after all, that’s the same rationale Comey himself used for not charging Hillary. And “intent” isn’t even part of the statute,” he added.