A Justice Department inspector general report on James Comey released Thursday has “disgraced and excoriated” the former FBI director, President Donald Trump says.
The disgrace Comey brought upon himself by his behavior detailed in the report may be unprecedented, Trump wrote in a tweet following the report’s release:
“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!?”
As CNSNews.com reports, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report reveals that, as FBI director, Comey both failed in his responsibility to safeguard - and “set a dangerous example” by leaking - sensitive information:
The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday released a report describing its investigation into the "creation, storage and handling" of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, including the one Comey admits he leaked to a friend for transmittal to the New York Times.
The OIG report concludes that Comey failed to live up to his responsibility to protect sensitive information; and by using sensitive information to force the appointment of a special prosecutor, the OIG found that Comey "set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees -- and the many thousands more former FBI employees -- who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information."