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DOJ Refuses to Prosecute Former FBI Director James Comey Over Leaked Memos

The Department of Justice (DOJ) refused to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey for mishandling classified memos about a meeting with President Trump.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz made a criminal referral to the DOJ over Comey’s handling of the memos.

Comey testified he asked a friend to share the information contained in the memos with a reporter in the hope the news would result in the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the president.

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Comey showed copies of a memo to a friend, Daniel C. Richman, a professor at Columbia Law School, Mr. Richman has confirmed. “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Mr. Comey testified to Congress in June 2017. “I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

Proving Comey intended to leak classified documents was the legal hurdle that drove the DOJ’s decision not to prosecute the former head of the FBI.

The Hill reports:

Prosecutors found the IG’s findings compelling but decided not to bring charges because they did not believe they had enough evidence of Comey’s intent to violate the law, according to multiple sources.

Comey taunted Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) on Twitter about a prior Tweet the Representative made over the former FBI Director’s recent silence.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed deep concern over the DOJ’s decision.

The DOJ’s refusal to prosecute Comey raises concerns of a two-tier justice system where politically connected individuals get special treatment.

It’s ridiculous to believe Comey, as the head of the FBI at the time, didn’t know the information he wrote was classified because after all, his memos were based on a private meeting with the president of the United States.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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