The first leaks on the Inspector General’s report say James Comey broke from FBI procedures when he delivered his report publicly on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. But it wasn’t political? This is just the beginning of the stories of Comey’s misconduct which will ultimately lead to the obviously conclusion that Comey deserved to be fired and there was no obstruction.
Former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the bureau and the Justice Department’s image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by politics, the department’s watchdog found.
Although the report issued Thursday by Inspector General Michael Horowitz doesn’t deal directly with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with those around Donald Trump, the president and his Republican allies in Congress were primed to seize on it as evidence of poor judgment and anti-Trump bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department.
Horowitz said that five FBI officials expressed hostility toward Trump before his election as president and disclosed in his report to Congress that their actions have been referred to the bureau for possible disciplinary action.
“The president was briefed on the IG report earlier today, and it reaffirmed the president’s suspicions about Comey’s conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the 500-page report.
Many on the RIGHT are up in arms over the comment that Comey did not act with a political bias. WhichI am finding that conclusion a bit suspect. However, I also interpret this a little differently as well. I think the IG is stating that to defend Comey’s actions against Democrats whining that it was Comey who cost Hillary Clinton the election. Although I am scratching mu head on no political bias.