Department of Justice Watchdog: “Insubordinate” James Comey Defied Authority as FBI Director

Department of Justice Watchdog: “Insubordinate” James Comey Defied Authority as FBI Director

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is said to be releasing his report in the next few days and there is reason to believe that dirty cop James Comey may come to regret his actions during Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.

In his highly anticipated draft report, Horowitz rebuked Comey, concluding the former FBI director defied authority at times during his tenure, according to sources cited by ABC News.

Horowitz described Comey as “insubordinate,” a source said.

The report also rebuked Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her handling of the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s transmission of classified information through a personal email server, the sources told ABC News, WND reports.

Horowitz’s final report, believed to be several hundred pages long, is expected to be released in the coming days.

President Trump on Tuesday expressed impatience with the delay of its release, tweeting: “What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Hope report is not being changed and made weaker!”

The draft of Horowitz’s report criticizes Comey for failing to consult with Lynch and other senior Justice Department officials before taking the unusual step in July 2016 of announcing on national TV the FBI’s decision not to refer the Clinton case for prosecution.

Comey told the nation, nevertheless, that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

Lynch already had gone against protocol by publicly declaring she would accept the FBI’s recommendations in the case. She made the announcement in the wake of her infamous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, which raised questions about her impartiality.

Horowitz’s draft report specifically criticizes Lynch for how she handled the airport meeting and its aftermath, the sources told ABC News.

ABC News said it was “unable to ascertain information about another key part of the inspector general’s report: whether animus toward Trump may have influenced the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails or the subsequent probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”

Read the full story at WND.


 

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