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 first thing we are going to get is a report from Inspector General Horowitz on Comey’s handling of Hillary, which I think is going to be very, very critical, as it should be. Comey really has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of [his handling of the report], but we’ll see,” Giuliani said on the radio show “The Cats Roundtable” Thursday. (RELATED: Comey Used A Private Email Account For Official FBI Business)
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. 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.”
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