Things have not been going well for James Comey lately.
Recently, we learned that Comey’s memos from his conversations with Trump were released and they basically vindicated Trump. They showed that Trump told Comey he wanted to know if one of his associates possibly did something wrong in regards to Russia. That’s the opposite of obstruction.
On top of that, Comey just received some bad news.
It is quite possible he broke the law when he gave one of his memos to his friend to leak to the press.
The Justice Department is now looking into that.
From Fox News:
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is probing James Comey’s handling of classified information as part of the memos he gave to a friend documenting discussions with President Trump.
A source familiar with the probe confirmed to Fox News the inspector general is looking at whether classified information was given to unauthorized sources as part of a broader review of Comey’s communications outside the bureau — including media contact.
The developments put the ex-FBI boss in the crosshairs of an investigation just as his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, faces a criminal referral over a separate leak.
The Wall Street Journal reported that at least two of those Comey memos have been to found to contain material now deemed classified, prompting the inspector general investigation.
That’s a big deal.
What a bunch of frauds Comey, McCabe, Strzok and company all turned out to be.
Here’s more on what we learned from the memos that were released by the DOJ.
From The Hill:
Goodlatte, Gowdy and Nunes wrote that the memos, which were made public Thursday, portray Comey as self-centered and vindicate the president from the suspicion he sought to stop the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“(Comey) was willing to work for someone he deemed morally unsuited for office, capable of lying, requiring of personal loyalty, worthy of impeachment, and sharing the traits of a mob boss,” the congressmen said in a statement.
“Former Director Comey was willing to overlook all of the aforementioned characteristics in order to keep his job,” they continued. “In his eyes, the real crime was his own firing.”
The congressmen also argued that Comey did not create memos for his conversations with former President Obama or members of his cabinet, which they claim revealed Comey “has at least two different standards in his interactions with others.”
If we’ve learned anything from this whole mess it’s that James Comey is a coward. He has talked many times about being intimidated by Trump. The top lawman in the country didn’t know what to say didn’t know what to do. He had no business leading the FBI.
From Fox News:
Alan Dershowitz on Monday slammed James Comey for leaking memos of his private discussions with President Trump.
Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, said the former FBI director “demeaned” the bureau by giving the memos to a law professor who then leaked the content of the memos to the New York Times.
“This is a man without courage,” Dershowitz stated on “Fox & Friends.”
He argued that Comey should have spoken up when Trump allegedly pressured him to end the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and also when the president allegedly demanded Comey’s loyalty.
“Instead, he leaked it,” Dershowitz said.