BREAKING: Justice Dept. Affirms James Comey Violated FBI Policy with Secret Memos of Trump Meetings

The Office of Inspector General’s office affirmed that former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policy by keeping secret memos about his meetings with President Donald Trump.

“We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” the Justice Department OIG report says.

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Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the violations of policy came regardless of the memo’s classification levels because Comey failed to file the memos with the Bureau after he was fired and failed to ask permission to keep them in his possession.

“The FBI did not learn that Comey had shared any of the Memos with anyone outside the FBI until Comey’s June 8, 2017 congressional testimony,” the report added.

However, Attorney General William Barr has declined to press charges against Comey for the mishandling of the memos.

For his part, Comey is celebrating the finding saying that it exonerates him (though it doesn’t, exactly).

Today Comey tweeted:

“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.”

There will surely be more to come on this story.

But thus far it looks like this is a sham investigation. Comey is being let off the hook for lying to the FBI about these memos. And yet others loyal to Trump are being jailed for this exact same “violation”? There are two justices systems. One to free Trump haters and leftists and one to jail Republicans.

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