The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Thursday released a report stating that former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies and his employment agreement with the bureau by leaking memos containing classified information.
“We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” the Justice Department inspector general report states.
Attorney General William Barr has declined to press charges against Comey for the handling of the memos.
Comey responded to the report on Twitter.
DOJ IG “found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media.” I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019