IG Report Concludes James Comey Violated FBI Policy Releasing Sensitive Info!

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Article by Bryan Howard

August 30, 2019

Michael Horowitz’s IG report was released on Thursday and it dropped a bombshell on former FBI Director James Comey.

The Office of Inspector General concluded James Comey instructed his friend to provide sensitive materials to a reporter in order to leak the information. This is a violation of the Bureaus policies and is prohibited. The report broke down some serious violations and red flags of rules broken by James Comey in order to harm sitting President Trump.

The report stated, “Comey’s actions with respect to the Memos violated Department and FBI policies concerning the retention, handling, and dissemination of FBI records and information, and violated the requirements of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement,” the report says.

The report also claimed Comey, “violated Department and FBI policies, and the terms of his FBI Employment Agreement, by retaining copies of Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 after he was removed as Director, regardless of each Memo’s classification level.”

The report continued to note that Comey was required to return all FBI documents after he was removed from office. However, Comey refused to return the documents and claimed it was his ‘personal records.’

The IG report noted Comey failed to “tell anyone from the FBI that he had retained copies of the Memos in his personal safe at home.” Comey was discovered with these documents after officials went to his home to do inventory and remove all FBI property.

The report continued, “Comey violated FBI policy and the requirements of his FBI Employment Agreement when he chose this path,” the OIG report says. “By disclosing the contents of Memo 4, through [Daniel] Richman, to The New York Times, Comey made public sensitive investigative information related to an ongoing FBI investigation, information he had properly declined to disclose while still FBI Director during his March 20, 2017 congressional testimony.”

The report noted, “By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information.”