Listen: Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos
"The justice department's watchdog says former f._b._i. Director james comey violated department policies over his handling of official memo's off correspondent. Linda kenyon has the latest in his report. The inspector general rights we conclude that khamis retention handling and dissemination of certain memos violated department the f._b._i. Policies and his f. b. i. employment agreement at the same time the i g said commes conduct did not merit prosecution and no information shared shared by him or his attorneys was classified at issue was a series of memos. Komi wrote about conversations with president trump that he said unnerved him. One memo detailed how all the president had asked komi to let go of the investigation into michael flynn trump's one time national security advisor the president's later decision to fire comey in may of of two thousand seventeen as the f._b._i. Was investigating russian election interference sugar questions about whether the president was trying to obstruct justice and so i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons by asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel commies hope was is realized weeks later when the justice department did appoint special counsel robert muller in an interview in april of last year republican senator tom cotton said would call me did did was wrong. I think that's unfortunate. Behavior on director comey is part and republican senator. Mike lee agreed leaking. The memo's was bad form. That doesn't seem to me to be the kind of the thing. We want out of an f._b._i. Director and f._b._i. Director whose example will affect everyone else in a department in a bureau where leaking seems to be a problem this week's release the inspector general's report prompted president trump did tweet perhaps never in the history of our country. Has someone been more thoroughly disgraced an excoriated than james komi in the just released inspector general's report. He should be ashamed of himself. Call me fired back noting that the investigation found no evidence that he or his attorney shared classified what information with the news media and accusing his critics of defaming him he tweeted. I don't need a public apology from those who defamed me but a quick message with a sorry we lied about how you would be nice and to all those who spent two years talking about me going to jail or being a liar and a leaker. Ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long including the president"