Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean weighed-in on the Inspector General’s brutal report regarding James Comey, saying the disgraced FBI boss is not the “super-patriot” he pretends to be.
“The Inspector General released the first in a series of damning reports… This is a small one, very narrow in scope dealing with just one issue. The big report by the Inspector General on FISA abuse is expected to be brutal in its conclusions,” said Hannity.
“This report is exactly what we told you it would be. We know James Comey is not the super-patriot he claims, we know him to be a leaker and liar,” he added.
The Department of Justice’s Inspector General report into James Comey confirmed Thursday the former FBI boss violated standard procedures during his time in the Trump administration; stating he set a “dangerous example” in leaking material to the press.
“On May 16, 2017, Comey provided a separate copy of Memo 4 to Richman, who was one of Comey’s attorneys and also a close personal friend. Richman also had served as a Special Government Employee at the FBI during a portion of the time that Comey was FBI Director. Comey sent photographs of both pages of Memo 4 to Richman via text message from Comey’s personal cell phone. Comey instructed Richman to share the contents of Memo 4, but not the Memo itself, with a specific reporter for The New York Times,” the report confirms.
“By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz writes.
“However, were current or former FBI employees to follow the former Director’s example and disclose sensitive information in service of their own strongly held personal convictions, the FBI would be unable to dispatch its law enforcement duties properly, as Comey himself noted in his March 20, 2017 congressional testimony,” he said.