Kirsters Baish| Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on the Department of Justice and the FBI’s conduct during their handling of the Clinton private email server investigation came out today. The report revealed that former FBI Director James Comey is guilty of having used a secret Gmail account when handling official FBI business, even though he had told other agents that they would find themselves in “huge trouble” if they were found to have done the exact same thing.
It was reported by CNBC:
James Comey used a personal Gmail account to conduct FBI business on numerous occasions when he was director of the bureau — even though he warned FBI worker they would be in “huge trouble” for doing the same thing, the Justice Department‘s internal watchdog revealed Thursday.
Comey’s frequent use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business was “inconsistent with” the policy statement for email use by the Justice Department, according to a report issued by the Office of the Inspector General.
This specific finding can be seen on the 425th page of the Inspector General’s report.
Inspector General Horowitz explained that the former FBI Director had slammed other agents during an October 2016 speech in which he was discussing the use of private email and/or private servers.
Comey was quoted as having said, “I have gotten emails from some employees about this, who said, “If I did what Hillary Clinton did I’d be in huge trouble. My response is you bet your ass you’d be in huge trouble. If you used a personal email, Gmail or if you [had] the capabilities to set up your own email domain, if you used an unclassified personal email system to do our business in the course of doing our business even though you were communicating with people with clearances and doing work you discussed classified matters in that, in those communications, TS/SCI, special access programs, you would be in huge trouble in the FBI. Of that I am highly confident. I’m also highly confident, in fact, certain you would not be criminally prosecuted for that conduct.”
Inspector General Horowitz drew attention to five separate times that James Comey had used a secret Gmail account to act on FBI matters, as reported by CNBC.
How is this man still walking as free as a bird when there is evidence of this magnitude against him?
Horowitz explained that the former FBI Director had broken FBI standard procedure, however maintains that the reasoning for doing so was not politically biased or motivated. Something isn’t quite adding up here.
James Comey issued his own response to Inspector General Horowitz’s report. He did so in the form of an op-ed piece, which was published in the New York Times.
‘This report says I was wrong. But that’s good for the FBI,’ claimed Comey.
The op-ed that Comey wrote was published prior to the release of the report.
The Gateway Pundit explains, “Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok sent his mistress a text message saying ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming President.. This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ was opened and 6 days before the ‘insurance policy’ text, but no political bias, says Horowitz.”