Fired FBI Director James Comey had it out for President Donald Trump from the day he took office in January 2017.
Comey has been under investigation for leaking classified information to the media about private conversations he had with Trump in the Oval Office.
The Department of Justice declined to press charges against Comey for the leaks, but Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan just delivered a major indictment alert to the disgraced FBI director.
During an interview on One America News Network, Jordan said that he wants DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to testify before Congress about Comey’s misconduct.
Jordan said this would give Republicans a chance to press Horowitz in several different ways.
Horowitz would be asked about his recommendations concerning Comey as well as field questions about why Comey wasn’t indicted — yet.
“This was done last year when Mr. Horowitz did his report on Andy McCabe,” noted Jordan.
He continued: “We just think it’s appropriate that the same thing happen here, particularly in light of how damaging the information was about Mr. Comey and what he did regarding leaking information and his conduct in the Trump-Russia investigation.”
Jordan is reportedly pressing House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to call Horowitz forward as soon as possible.
Jordan also commented on Comey’s shaky legal future.
“Attorney General Barr, he had said he’s not going to prosecute Mr. Comey now, but we’ll see. There’s another report coming from Mr. Horowitz … we’ll see what happens then,” he said.
Horowitz published a damning report last week stating Comey broke bureau policy by leaking the classified memos.
“We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement,” reads DOJ watchdog head Michael Horowitz’s report.
The watchdog office said Comey broke FBI rules by giving the memos to his friend Daniel Richman in April 2018 with instructions to hand them over to The New York Times.
The report said Comey failed to notify the FBI after he was fired that he had retained some of the memos.
Horowitz also notes that several senior officials at the FBI slammed Comey for his abhorrent behavior and actions.
None of the members of Comey’s senior leadership team agreed with or defended Comey’s view that these Memos were personal in nature.
Instead, McCabe, Baker, Priestap, and Rybicki each told the OIG that they considered the Memos to be records of official FBI business between the President and the FBI Director.
McCabe described the Memos as a “record of [Comey’s] official engagement with the President”; Baker told the OIG that Comey’s Memos “were discussed in the office in connection with [Comey’s] official responsibilities”;
Priestap characterized the Memos as FBI work product “produced by the Director in his capacity as Director.”
Horowitz also accused Comey of having failed to set a proper example for everyone else at the FBI.
While Comey skirted an indictment in the first investigation, Jordan warns that more charges could be coming very soon.