Friday, June 15, 2018
Giuliani: ‘Comey Really Has A Chance Of Being Prosecuted’
The following article appeared in the Daily Caller on June 14th
By Julia Nista
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giulani said Thursday that Comey “really has a chance of being prosecuted” following the bombshell investigator general (IG) report showing former FBI Director James Comey used personal emails on multiple occasions in advance of the 2016 elections.
The Department of Justice IG report surfaced Thursday in that described Comey in unfavorable terms. One section of the report focused on describing Comey as “insubordinate:”
7. Insubordination by former Director Comey
The OIG found that former Director Comey was insubordinate when he intentionally concealed from DOJ his intentions regarding the July 5, 2016, announcement and instructed his subordinates to do the same.
On July 5th, 2016 Comey “announced at a press conference that he would recommend no criminal charges against Clinton, but slammed the Democratic presidential nominee for being ‘extremely careless.’ The announcement was an unusually public event to announce he did not believe Clinton committed any criminal wrongdoing.”
The FBI does not condone insubordination at any level and will institute training to ensure compliance with policy and the chain of command, as appropriate.
The IG report also stated, “We identified numerous instances in which Comey used a personal email account to conduct unclassified FBI business.”
It continues, “We found that, given the absence of exigent circumstances and the frequency with which the use of personal email occurred, Comey’s use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business to be inconsistent with Department policy.”