August 29, 2019
(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on fired FBI Director James Comey’s mishandling of memos memorializing his alleged conversations with President Trump:
The IG report confirms Mr. Comey improperly kept FBI files on President Trump at his home and that he illicitly leaked these FBI files to the New York Times in order to advance his personal agenda of getting a Special Counsel appointed to target the president. Comey also misled both the FBI and Congress about his handling of these documents. On top of all of that, in violation of law, he kept and disclosed classified information. It is beyond belief the Justice Department refused to prosecute Comey for his series of crimes, to include a seditious conspiracy targeting President Trump. It is going to be up to, frankly, Judicial Watch to try to obtain full justice and full accountability for this terrible misconduct that goes to the heart of our justice system.
Judicial Watch recently uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit documents that detail that the FBI had to go to Comey’s home to retrieve classified and other FBI files on President Trump.
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