White House Issues Scathing Statement on Comey, Says He is a ‘Proven Liar and Leaker’
The White House has issued a scathing statement about disgraced FBI head James Comey, amid the Inspector General releasing a report saying he “set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees” by mishandling his memos, including classified information.
The statement began by asserting that “James Comey is a proven liar and leaker.”
“The Inspector General’s report shows Comey violated the most basic obligations of confidentiality that he owed to the United States Government and to the American people, “in order to achieve a personally desired outcome.” Because Comey shamefully leaked information to the press—in blatant violation of FBI policies—the Nation was forced to endure the baseless politically motivated, two-year witch hunt. Comey disgraced himself and his office to further a personal political agenda, and this report further confirms that fact,” the statement continued.
Despite the Inspector General determining that Comey violated FBI policies pertaining to retention, handling and dissemination of FBI records and information, Attorney General William Barr declined to prosecute him.
President Trump also responded to the report on Twitter, saying that Comey should be ashamed of himself.
“Perhaps never in the history of our Country has someone been more thoroughly disgraced and excoriated than James Comey in the just released Inspector General’s Report. He should be ashamed of himself!” Trump said in a tweet.