The systemic corruption of the DC Swamp has long been a target of the Trump administration – this is no surprise – but the swiftness with which the nation’s most powerful crooked cops are being exposed is downright impressive.
In the lead-up to the 2016 election, something nefarious was afoot at the FBI. Hillary Clinton, who was running for the Presidency at the time, was found to have been utilizing an illegal, private email server during her time as Secretary of State for the purpose of diverting much of her communications around the safeguards put into place by the intelligence community. After all, we can’t have Russia or China exploiting backdoors to our state secrets.
Then, after Clinton and her team used incredibly powerful digital tools to hide the evidence of their corrupt communications scam, the FBI, under the direction of James Comey, did nothing.
As it turns out, this wasn’t the only bit of nefarious behavior by the now-disgraced head spook.
Former FBI Director James Comey violated Justice Department and FBI policies, as well as his employment agreement, in his handling of memos documenting conversations with President Donald Trump, a Justice Department watchdog said Thursday.
Comey, who was fired by Trump on May 9, 2017, is not being prosecuted for the alleged violations detailed in the scathing report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General.
Comey has said he had penned the memos right meeting with Trump during the early days of his residency. One of the memos claims that Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into the president’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
Comey later asked his friend Daniel Richman, a Columbia University Law professor, to share the contents of that memo with the New York Times.
The Inspector General’s report was simply scathing.
“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,” the report said.
The Inspector General’s Office noted that, “We have previously faulted Comey for acting unilaterally and inconsistent with Department” policy in regards to his press conference several months before the 2016 election which both slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her handling of emails as secretary of State, while claiming she should not be prosecuted for her conduct.
“Comey’s unauthorized disclosure of sensitive law enforcement information about the Flynn investigation merits similar criticism,” the report said.
Comey’s crooked ways will likely be the albatross around the former intelligence chief’s neck for several years to come, despite the mainstream media’s seemingly incessant adulation of him.