Radio Recap: BREAKING: IG Report Finds Comey Violated FBI Policies
In breaking news, the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report is out and says James Comey violated department and FBI policies.
Today on the broadcast, we discussed the Inspector General’s much-anticipated 70 page report on just one issue – James Comey’s violation of FBI policies and his FBI employment agreement by leaking memos.
As stated in the IG report:
Comey’s actions violated Department or FBI policy, or the terms of Comey’s FBI Employment Agreement. As described in this report, we conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement.
It’s very important that you understand what was in these memos, including private conversations James Comey had with the President of the United States.
- Memo # 1 is a memo regarding Comey’s first meeting with President Trump on Jan. 6th, 2017 at Trump Tower as part of an intelligence briefing with the then President-elect.
- Memo # 2 involved Comey’s dinner with the President at the White House on Jan. 27, 2017.
- Memo # 3 described Comey’s interactions in the West Wing with then Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, then Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and the President.
- Memo # 4 was written on Feb. 14, 2017 regarding interactions in the Oval Office that day, and a private meeting with President Trump regarding Michael Flynn’s resignation a day earlier.
- Memo #5 was an email Comey sent to James Rybicki, his own Chief of Staff, on March 1, 2017 about a phone call he had with the President earlier in the day.
- Memo # 6 was a 2-page memo regarding another private telephone call Comey had held with President Trump.
- Memo # 7 was only a single page memo but described yet another phone conversation with the President he’d had, at the President’s request.
These memos were in fact FBI records. He typed them on an FBI computer. And he took them home, and leaked them to the media, violating FBI policies. The DOJ did say they will not prosecute Comey on this single issue, however that does not exonerate him. This scathing report reveals Comey leaked sensitive, private information regarding private conversations with the sitting President of the United States.
At the very least, this justifies President Trump’s decision to fire Comey. As Jordan pointed out on the show, Comey may have skated on this one, but there is a bigger Russia investigation probe report yet to come.
We also updated you on a complaint we told you we filed on behalf of a pro-life nurse who was forced by the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC). Our client was misguided by medical center staff to believe she would be assisting in a miscarriage operation. It wasn’t until she stepped into the operating room that the doctor – knowing full-well she was pro-life and had chosen not to participate in abortions – said to her “Don’t hate me.”
It was not a miscarriage. It was an elective abortion, and she was being coerced into assisting or risk losing her job.
A taxpayer supported university violated a pro-life nurse’s personal convictions and forced her to participate in a horrifying abortion procedure. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights found that UVMMC violated the law in its actions. We can’t undo the emotional damage she suffered, and still continues to suffer, but we are representing her to see that she gets justice.
This is why the ACLJ exists, to defend innocent Americans who believe they’ve been discriminated against or had their rights and religious liberties violated. We provide professional legal representation that these victims could never afford at no charge. The support of ACLJ members makes it possible for us to hold this hospital accountable, and make sure this doesn’t happen nationwide, as it could if no one stood up for the rights of pro-life medical professionals.
And if you’re someone who feels you’re being discriminated against because of your religious beliefs or moral convictions, or your Constitutional rights are being violated, we want to hear from you. You can contact us through our website at ACLJ.org/HELP and tell us your situation.
You can listen to the entire episode here.