James Comey wants an apology? This is myth becoming madness

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That Comey was head of the FBI is a disgrace. And let us be honest, Comey tried to use the phony dossier as blackmail against Trump. What else over the years has Comey taken that isn't his to take. Does anyone believe it only started when Trump became POTUS? I don't. A leopard doesn't change its spots.


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The inspector general has confirmed what was clear and obvious. The memos were FBI material, and Comey did violate provisions of the Federal Records Act and FBI rules clearly barring their removal and disclosure. Moreover, the inspector general agreed that it was not necessary to guarantee an investigation into Trump. Investigations were ongoing and the report cites other “options” that Comey refused to use. The report concludes, “What was not permitted was the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive investigative information, obtained during the course of FBI employment, in order to achieve a personally desired outcome.”​
The reason Comey violated these rules was as obvious then as it is now. Leaking the memos was designed to improve his stature in the media, and it worked. Comey transformed himself into a badly needed hero to use against the villain Trump. He knew the memos would change the focus of media coverage to his new role as a federal government whistleblower.​
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Comey knows that, ultimately for him, none of this matters. He has magnanimously accepted the apologies that no one has offered and claimed vindication that appears nowhere in the inspector general report. That is simply the benefit of being the author of your own mythology.
 
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We all know that the Comey IG report did not delve into the reason Comey became a federal government whistleblower.

From the OP:

Comey knows that, ultimately for him, none of this matters. He has magnanimously accepted the apologies that no one has offered and claimed vindication that appears nowhere in the inspector general report. That is simply the benefit of being the author of your own mythology.
 
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The Hill is hard right and a poor source.
What part do you disagree with? Comey wasn't indicted and isn't going to be indicted as nothing he did was criminal. Being conceded and stupid isn't illegal otherwise Trump would have been put in prison for life a long time ago.
 
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What part do you disagree with? Comey wasn't indicted and isn't going to be indicted as nothing he did was criminal. Being conceded and stupid isn't illegal otherwise Trump would have been put in prison for life a long time ago.
Being what?
 

kmiller1610

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The Hill is hard right and a poor source.
I trust you will accept a quote from the IG's report? Page 52.

OIG Analysis

Consistent with the Inspector General Act and Department regulations, this matter was referred to the OIG in July 2017 by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe following the FBI's determination that Comey may have shared Memos that contained classified information with his personal attorneys. At the time, the OIG also was aware of Comey's June 8, 2017 congressional testimony that he had authorized a friend (who was also one of his personal attorneys) to provide the contents of one of the Memos to a reporter for The New York Times. Upon completing our investigation, we provided our factual findings to the Department for a prosecutorial decision regarding Comey's conduct. See 5 U.S.C.A. App. 3 § 4(d). After reviewing the matter, the Department declined prosecution.

In this analysis section, we address whether Comey's actions violated Department and FBI policies, or the terms of Comey's FBI Employment Agreement. We determined that several of his actions did. We conclude that the Memos were official FBI records, rather than Comey's personal documents. Accordingly, after his removal as FBI Director, Comey violated applicable policies and his Employment Agreement by failing to either surrender his copies of Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 to the FBI or seek authorization to retain them; by releasing official FBI information and records to third parties without authorization; and by failing to immediately alert the FBI about his disclosures to his personal attorneys once he became aware in June 2017 that Memo 2 contained six words (four of which were names of foreign countries mentioned by the President) that the FBI had determined were classified at the “CONFIDENTIAL” level.
 
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kmiller1610

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Please note that the AG whom many on the left have been mocking as a stooge has the ultimate authority to decide whether to prosecute.

Looks like there was plenty of reasons to fire him and sufficient evidence to prosecute. Stealing government classified documents has put more than one person in jail.

Comey should be grateful.

Here's the DOJ org chart for those who need to understand who just let Comey off the hook (at least for now). It is quite possible that mercy will be followed by retribution once the FISA report is published.

Organizational Chart | DOJ | Department of Justice

And for those who trust the examiner, here is one prediction. I know, some do not trust the source, so we will all wait for the IG's report.

DOJ inspector general found all four Carter Page FISA warrants were illegally obtained, Joe diGenova says

“I can report categorically that the inspector general has found that all four FISA warrants were illegal. They were based on false information supplied to the FISA Court. And Michael Horowitz has concluded that all four FISA warrants were illegal," he told WMAL on Monday.

The announcement comes days after the Hill's John Solomon reported Horowitz had completed his investigation and, after a declassification period, the report could be released sometime between mid-September to early October.

DiGenova previously said memos, obtained by conservative group Citizens United through open-records litigation, suggest the FBI might have misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the first warrant application about an unverified dossier.
 
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