Kirsters Baish| Things are looking worse and worse for disgraced former FBI Director James Comey. The Department of Justice leaks told ABC News that the much awaited Inspector General report has damning evidence against Comey. The report found that the anti-Trump former government official “defied authority” and was “insubordinate” while working for the FBI.
It was reported by ABC News that the DOJ’s internal watchdog has found that former FBI Director James Comey “defied authority” during times since his tenure in the bureau, as reported by sources close to the subject. One source stated that the draft report specifically referred to his behavior as “insubordinate.” A second source confirmed the description of Comey’s behavior, however did not specifically use this language.
In the draft report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz also rebuked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her handling of the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the sources said.
On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump complained of “numerous delays” in the release of Horowitz’s final report, which is expected to run several hundred pages long and be released in the coming days. The sources who spoke to ABC News were willing or able to address only a portion of the draft report’s complete findings.
President Trump wrote on Twitter, “What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Hope report is not being changed and made weaker!”
Comey took a trip to Canada this week where he bashed the President .
Comey notes Trump called him a liar re that dinner but reminds that he testified about the meeting under oath when he thought there was a tape of the conversation. pic.twitter.com/xd0CgqFYJR
— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) June 5, 2018
Take a look at ABC’s tweet, releasing this new information.
JUST IN: Draft report from Justice Dept. inspector general describes James Comey as defying authority at times during his tenure as FBI director, sources tell @ABC News. https://t.co/So3wbj3hro pic.twitter.com/ZGjAiZhOMO
— ABC News (@ABC) June 6, 2018
We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.