Skip to comments.Comey referred for prosecution, Barr declines
Posted on 08/01/2019 12:03:50 AM PDT by Segovia
The Justice Department declined to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey following a criminal referral from the agency's independent watchdog, which concluded that Comey had leaked classified information and showed a lack of candor with investigators.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz reached out to prosecutors about one of the memos Comey leaked to a friend, which detailed a conversation he had with President Trump, after he was fired by President Trump in May 2017.
Although prosecutors found the watchdog's findings compelling, they decided against prosecution under classified information protection laws because of there being too much uncertainty surrounding Comey's intent, according to the Hill. A month after he was fired, Comey testified to Congress he had leaked his notes to a friend to give to the media, hoping that it would spark a special counsel investigation.
Trump is becoming acclimated to the swamp.
once they find intent. Maybe then?
This is leftist-tier mental gymnastics.
Conservative Tree House and Brian Cates have written to clarify the issue that John Solomon’s report inadvertently created. Good news. All is well. For details, Check out Sundance’s report at Conservative Treehouse or this thread from Brian Cates:
Trump didn’t care that I reported HRCs server in 2008, and he has strung us along over the RULE OF LAW. He has become a swamp dweller by proxy.
OK...I don’t get it
I want to see ONE WORD and ONE WORD ONLY.
#### every other word after YEARS of this bull....
I don’t give a #### who prophecies what.
It hasn’t happened!
But another #$#$ing blockbuster by Hannity will be on his show tomorrow.
He’ll arrest John Kerry any day now for violating the Logan act on camera. Just wait.
Then he’ll arrest Wyden for human trafficking. On camera.
Just following Loretta’s orders, y’know...
Thanks for that link. Too tired to read it now, but I’ll check it out tomorrow.
If this is true, then at best the case would have been weak, and a conviction would in no way be assured.
A confidential classification is pretty close to meaningless. I doubt anyone has ever been tried and convicted for releasing a confidential document. It would be a justification for disciplinary action or firing, which is exactly what happened to Comey.
I’m certainly hoping that these crap weasels aren’t going to skate on all this, but I do get a bit disheartened. Thanks for boosting my spirits.
This is the start of the roll out of prosecution.
Comey is first and the public is getting a taste of what Comey was up to and we are slowly coming to grips with the concept that an ex FBI Director engaged in a complex and wide ranging conspiracy to frame and overthrow a sitting President
The conspirators have been trying to style themselves as outspoken critics of Donald Trump so when the indictments come they can scream political payback and persecution as a defense.
Dribbling this out and shaping public opinion to where a large portion of the voters are angry and demanding prosecution is a smart strategy to counter the victimization defense the bad guys have been building for several years
The Washington Examiner article is just a rehash of John Solomon's article, based on a leak, not an official DOJ press release.
Obviously, it is great news that the IG made a criminal referral. The Brian Cates link indicates that since Comey signed an NDA, there is no statute of limitations. So, AG Barr can change his mind and prosecute at any time.
So, at this point, its another waiting game.
It’s obvious that Commey and the gang have dirt on everybody. Simple as that.
Doubt it...NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!
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