Justice Department WILL NOT Seek To Prosecute Comey For Memos Containing Classified Information

The Justice Department determined they WOULD NOT seek to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, partly due to their belief that not enough evidence was available showing Comey had knowledge of violating laws when handling classified information.

The case was referred by the Justice Department inspector general’s office for potential prosecution in the handling of memos Comey wrote concerning his interactions with President Donald Trump before his firing, which later were confirmed to include classified information.

“Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” one official told Fox News. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”

In June 2017, Comey admitted during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had sent the memos to a friend, Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman, who in turn, gave the documents to a reporter with The New York Times and some of the memos were subsequently published on May 16th, 2017. In one of these memos, Comey claims President Trump asked for his loyalty. It was only later the FBI determined two of the shared memos to contain classified information.

Last year Comey told Bret Baier with Fox News, “I didn’t consider it part of an FBI file. It was my personal aide-memoire…I always thought of it as mine.”

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter—I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey testified.

“I was worried that the media was camping at the end of my driveway, my wife and I were going away,” Comey said. “I was worried it would be like feeding seagulls at the beach if it was I who gave it to the media, so I asked my friend to.”

Comey, as well as other key players in the FBI and DOJ are not exactly off the hook just yet, however. Special prosecutor John Durham, appointed by Attorney General William Barr, as well as the IG currently have probes looking into the origin of the Russia Investigation, including a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant used to specifically target the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, sources told The Hill.

“There are significant issues emerging with how the FISA was handled and other conduct in the investigation, and everyone involved remains under scrutiny,” a second source told The Hill.

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6 thoughts on “Justice Department WILL NOT Seek To Prosecute Comey For Memos Containing Classified Information

    1. They would not have charged the son of a b***h if he killed Kamshaft what’s her name in the middle of Madison Square Garden with a dull rusty hatchet and it was televised of all channels. Candy Barr is a loyal life long establishment elitist and there is no way he will EVER do anything to hurt a fellow swamp rat.

      And just for the record, What ever happened to ignorance of the law is no excuse? Sounds like the hilery didn’t mean it and/or was careless defense. No reason to classify anything anymore. The establishment elites don’t pay no attention to to no stinkin’ classification b******t.

  1. He takes classified material, leaks the stuff that is negative to Trump and then uses the excuse the remaining redactions contain classified material and are not for public disclosure. Stall tactics, that’s it! Always whitewashing the dirt, “losing files”, “getting hacked”, “secrets and methods” blah blah blah (more like treason and sedition) Somebody needs to lock someone up for something, Probation??? Anything???

  2. This is just more of the same old PROTECT the people at the top! Sounds just like when Comey sat there and laid out all the crimes of HilBilary Clinton and then said WE AINT DOIN NOTHIN ABOUT IT SO THERE! The crimes are there NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!

  3. Still stupid, James Comey, his acts and his mouth are his own worst nightmare, he will be prosecuted for irresponsible abuse of his office as a FBI dir…..His acts degraded the FBI to the point where it is now the FIB and it’s reputation soiled worse than what the Hoover acts caused…. Self-righteous Comey thinks he can, deny, joke and scam his way out of what he has done but the ire for this man is enormous and he like the others who disgraced themselves and stained this nation will pay..it is inevitable…..

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