Friday, August 30, 2019

James Comey helped save democracy when he wrote his memos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/29/james-comey-helped-save-democracy-when-he-wrote-his-memos/

Okay, so former FBI director James B. Comey failed to dot his i’s and cross his t’s in creating and retaining memos detailing his private conversations with President Trump during the months between Trump’s inauguration and his sacking of Comey on May 9, 2017.

The report issued on Thursday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that Comey broke no laws and did not release any classified information.

But Horowitz took Comey to task for retaining the memos rather than leaving them with the FBI when he departed. The inspector general concluded that the memos were “public records,” not personal documents, as Comey had argued.

Horowitz also larded his report with civics lessons on the rule of law and the “dangerous example” in Comey’s failure to strictly follow FBI guidelines concerning the handling of government records. There is a strong sensation of outrage in the Horowitz report, which the New York Times characterized as “blistering.”

8 comments :

  1. Deep State does not play by the rules. Fight fire with fire. Donald Trump's lies are necessary to restore power to the people of the U.S.

    You do what you gotta do when challenged with murky nefarious forces lurking everywhere.

    After the next election, President Trump can shake out the last vestiges of the bureaucrats who think they are the white knights saving democracy and freedom.

    This will be his greatest legacy, creating a new paradigm for how to be President. Those living in America can sense the fresh air, experience the cool breeze, bask in the sunshine, the new era of morality sweeping through the country. And all it took was marginalizing and neutralizing even a portion of the liberal, progressive, and socialist elements populating the now partially drained swamp.

    Better the man in the White House uses subterfuge than us being forced to do so to get around laws that require teaching kids that it is ok for men to marry men. Donald Trump weaponized lying. He does it so we don't have to.

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  2. Comey broke the law. What a traitor.

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  3. yes trump can trash the law because of his concern for defending himself - not acceptable as a defense in America or any country in the world

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  4. what law ?
    doj disagrees with your psak!

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  5. would you also support Trump assassinating Democrats?!

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  6. Ahem, the IG did call for a criminal investigation of James Comey. DOJ declined. Let's not neglect that.

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