Rep. Meadows’ Statement Regarding DOJ Inspector General Report on James Comey

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WASHINGTON, August 29, 2019 | Ben Williamson (202-225-6401) | comments

RELEASE:
Rep. Meadows’ Statement Regarding DOJ Inspector General Report on James Comey

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) issued the following statement on the DOJ Inspector General’s report regarding the conduct of former FBI Director, James Comey:

“Today’s Inspector General report on former FBI Director James Comey is deeply troubling, and yet another disturbing reminder of how the director deliberately used his position of power to target a President he personally didn’t like. By leaking his confidential communications with President Trump, improperly disclosing FBI documents, and disregarding multiple department policies, James Comey violated President Trump’s civil liberties and severely damaged the FBI’s credibility. In the same hypocritical breath, he took detailed notes of conversations with President Trump—and then routinely hid pertinent information from the President about the dossier’s shoddy credibility and its Clinton paid-for origins. Perhaps most troubling, it’s clear Comey’s deliberate, calculated conduct was part of an intentional effort on the part of a few rogue FBI and DOJ leaders, Comey included, to undermine a duly elected President.

To say the least: James Comey’s actions were selfish, inappropriate, and blatantly contrary to the policies which he claimed to uphold.

The Inspector General and his team should be applauded for their diligent work in exposing this dangerous, absurd behavior to the American people. This is the first of what we can expect to be more disclosures holding former FBI and DOJ officials accountable for their improper conduct against President Trump and his campaign. I look forward to those findings.”

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