Rep. Mark Meadows stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday to weigh-in on the Inspector General’s “damning” report on James Comey; saying it was “not a good day” for the former FBI director.
“Obviously today was a bad day for James Comey. Only in Washington, DC can you have 70 pages of bad news and expect an apology. We have the Director of the FBI willfully and deliberately breaking protocol. New reports coming out will be more damning than this, it was not a good day for the former FBI director,” said Meadows.
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.
Read the full report here.
MEADOWS ON HANNITY: The Attorney General Will ‘Get to the Bottom’ of Deep State Corruption
GOP Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Monday night to weigh-in on new allegations of abuse at the Obama administration’s Department of Justice; saying the Attorney General will “get to the bottom of it.”
“What we saw during the last months of 2016 and January of 2017 was unbelievably unusual activity that was happening on the part of the Obama administration… I can tell you that Attorney General Barr will get to the bottom of it,” said Meadows.
“This is really easy what they were trying to do. The same time they’re trying to change all this, Chuck Schumer is on the other networks saying, ‘If you mess with the intelligence communities they have ways of getting back at you.’ All that stuff took place,” added Jordan.
The US Attorney in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation into the questionable origins of the Russia-Trump collusion probe is reportedly “dialed in” on his quest to “get to the bottom” of the ongoing FISA scandal.
“The Connecticut U.S. attorney assigned by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia probe is ‘very dialed in’ and ‘asking all the right questions,’ according to multiple sources familiar with the matter,” reports Fox News.
“Fox News has learned that Durham has been getting briefed on the ‘four corners’ of the investigations into the FBI’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants, among other issues. Barr appointed Durham, 68, last month,” adds the article.
Last week, the Attorney General slammed Robert Mueller’s “legal analysis,” saying the special counsel could have reached a conclusion on Obstruction of Justice but chose not to.
“Attorney General Bill Barr said in an interview that aired Friday that he does not agree with ‘a lot of the legal analysis’ inside Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and said it does ‘not reflect the views’ of the Justice Department, the latest break between President Trump’s attorney general and leader of the Russia probe,” reports Fox News.
“We didn’t agree with the legal analysis, a lot of the legal analysis in the report,” Barr said. “It did not reflect the views of the department. It was the viewpoint of a particular lawyer or lawyers, so we applied what we saw was the right law.”
In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr said Robert Mueller and the Justice Department disagreed over the "legal analysis" in the special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. @JanCBS reports. https://t.co/WD5fcCfTip pic.twitter.com/gqtmQmKIRT
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 31, 2019
In the same interview, Barr also said Mueller could “have reached a decision” on whether the President “obstructed justice” during his two-year long probe.
“We saw the special counsel yesterday make that statement… He then said he really couldn’t make a decision. Do you agree with that interpretation?” asked CBS This Morning.
“I personally feel he could’ve reached a decision… He could’ve reached a conclusion. The opinion says that you can’t indict a President while he’s in office. But he could have reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity,” said Barr.
MEADOWS ON HANNITY: ‘Sitting Ambassadors’ Worked with DOJ, FBI in Plot to Overthrow TRUMP
Rep. Mark Meadows stopped by ‘Hannity’ Monday night to weigh-in on the Deep State’s plot to “take this president down,” telling Fox viewers that “sitting ambassadors” were actively involved in the DOJ’s plot to remove Trump from office.
“What we’re starting to see is the rest of this story come out. There are two standards: One for Hillary Clinton and one for Donald Trump. It’s a coordinated effort to bring him down,” said Meadows.
“There is additional information that is coming out that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was also a coordinated effort to take this president down,” he added. “We talk about the Deep State, there are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI and the DOJ.”
Watch Rep. Meadows on ‘Hannity’ above.