FBI's James Comey broke rules with Trump memo, says watchdog

FBI’s James Comey broke guidelines with Trump memo, says watchdog

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence CommitteePicture copyright

Former FBI Director James Comey has been criticised in a Division of Justice report for the leak of memos on his interactions with President Trump.

An inner watchdog mentioned Mr Comey had did not “dwell up” to his obligation to safeguard delicate info.

The watchdog mentioned Mr Comey broke FBI guidelines by giving a memo to a buddy who shared its contents with a reporter.

However the inspector normal mentioned he was not recommending that Mr Comey be prosecuted for the breach.

Mr Comey has been a vocal critic of Mr Trump for the reason that president fired him in Might 2017.

The report mentioned that, after dropping his job, Mr Comey broke the principles by divulging the unclassified components of a memo he had written on his personal conversations with Mr Trump.

He handed contents from the doc to a buddy and authorised him to share them with the New York Occasions.

The inspector normal additionally discovered that Mr Comey violated departmental insurance policies by protecting copies of the memos in a secure at his dwelling and failing to inform the FBI that he had finished so.

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