James Comey will long be remembered for what he failed at doing, not what he accomplished.
They’ll remember how he failed to find Hillary’s missing emails, and how he failed to keep classified information out of the hands of journalists’ hands.
The truth is, Comey will be reviled, and for proof, Trey Gowdy nearly broke the internet when he said this about James Comey.
Trey Gowdy was recently on FOX News to discuss James Comey’s request that Gowdy and others apologize to him.
For years, Gowdy and other Republicans have accused James Comey of leaking sensitive material to unqualified individuals, including journalists.
Gowdy said there was only one way he was going to apologize to Comey – and that was if hell froze over and it started snowing.
Now to understand why Gowdy would refuse to consent to Comey’s request you have to realize that the day Comey demanded an apology, the Inspector General’s office at the Department of Justice published an 83-page document demonstrating that Comey clearly violated FBI standards and procedures.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz noted that on repeated occasions, Comey broke the FBI’s rules on the sharing of information, leaked official memos, and broke the law.
Horowitz didn’t go so far as to say Comey did this to damage the subject of those memos (which would be Donald Trump), but he eviscerated Comey for not living up to the station of his office.
An excerpt of the report reads as follows:
“In a country built on the rule of law, it is of utmost importance that all FBI employees adhere to Department and FBI policies, particularly when confronted by what appear to be extraordinary circumstances or compelling personal convictions. Comey had several other lawful options available to him to advocate for the appointment of a Special Counsel, which he told us was his goal in making the disclosure.
What was not permitted was the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive investigative information, obtained during the course of FBI employment, in order to achieve a personally desired outcome.”
Because the Inspector General said that…
And Comey tweeted this … “And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me ‘going to jail’ or being a ‘liar and a leaker’—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president”
…Trey Gowdy blasted him for being an untrustworthy man of little integrity and pointed out Comey will not be remembered for any good thing he did.
And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me “going to jail” or being a “liar and a leaker”—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
Gowdy said, “Jim Comey, whether he likes it or not, all of his past in the Southern District of New York, all of his past at Main Justice, all of his time as an FBI director, some of which I agreed with, all of that will be forgotten.
Gone and history will be all of our judges but they will judge Jim Comey based on the fact that he got dinged on both of the major investigations he was handling in 2016 by the inspector general.
That will be the accountability and that’s what history will remember about Jim Comey.”
The revelation that Comey leaked information that was privileged caused the Inspector General to recommend Comey for criminal prosecution.
Surprisingly, William Barr and the Department of Justice have declined to proceed with prosecution.
Only time will tell why he’s not being prosecuted, but you can bet there’s a good reason for that.