The department of Justice inspector General, Michael Horowitz, referred James Comey for prosecution. Unfortunately, the wimp Bill Barr has decided not to prosecute.https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/0...secution-leaking-classified-information/
The Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is preparing a report recommending a criminal referral for FBI Director James Comey, concluding that he leaked classified memos and showed a lack of candor with investigators, according to a new report from The Hill.
Attorney General William Barr and DOJ prosecutors have reportedly found the IG report compelling but declined to follow through with charges because of a lack certainty surrounding Comey’s intent to break the law.
is why Comey invented the intent standard, which is not in the law, to exonerate Hillary Clinton. His figured that his own activities might well be covered (and protected) under such a standard.
The report shows that Comey transmitted classified information via an insecure email account and gave memos, some of which were classified up to the “secret” level, to his private lawyers.
One memo in question includes classified information Comey leaked to a friend, with the intention that it would be leaked to the media. Indeed, the New York Times reported information from the “confidential” memo, which said President Trump asked Comey to drop an investigation into then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.
On Wednesday, the transparency group Judicial Watch published FBI records obtained via Freedom of Information Act request that showed special agents arrived at Comey’s house in June 2017 to retrieve his memos “as evidence.” The notes show Comey handed over four of them to the FBI agents, and he said two of them, which he wrote after having conversations with Trump, might be “missing.”
The IG report is expected to conclude that Comey acted with a lack of candor with FBI special agents when under investigation. Notably, for failing to tell them that he had forwarded memos to friends and private lawyers.