IG Horowitz’s recently released report on James Comey’s surreptitious removal of memos that belonged to the FBI after he was fired and subsequent leaking of this sensitive information is damning. At the very least, it punctures Comey’s holier-than-thou balloon that he has maintained ever since he was fired by Trump.
Most senior staff at the FBI were appalled at Comey’s conduct in removing FBI property based on his wholly specious and laughable argument that they were his personal property. Comey’s defenders don’t even contest the imporpriety of this audacious breach of Bureau and Justice DEpartment protocol and regulations. Comey’s apologists, which depressingly include, a number of former U.S. Attorneys, rests on the assertion that Comey had a “higher” duty to leak the members for the good of the Republic.
In short, as the IG Report makes abundantly clear: Comey’s actions were clear violations of Department policy and prosecutorial guidelines and his conduct set a “dangerous example” in order to “achieve a personally desired outcome.”
The incontestable findings of the report simply acknowledge what was obvious for quite some time: that Comey willfully violated Justice guidelines to further his personal vendetta