CNN law enforcement analyst James A. Gagliano took to his Twitter account on Thursday to denounce former FBI director James Comey’s “foolhardy & vainglorious” book tour. The retired FBI special agent also included a daunting little reminder of the bureau’s policy on “prohibited disclosures.”
According to Section 2.4 of FBI’s Prepublication Review Manual, FBI Employees shall not disclose “information that relates to… the substantive merits of any ongoing or open investigation or case.”
So, then the question becomes: what exactly constitutes an employee of the FBI? Well, per their own internal documents, a FBI employee is “an individual who has or has had a position of trust with the FBI by virtue of employment, contract, detail, assignment, joint task force, internship, or other agreement, and through this relationship has or had access to FBI information.”
So, um, sounds like James Comey still falls under those guidelines, wouldn’t you say?
While Watchdog group Judicial Watch quickly filed a lawuit for the documents Comey used in his shady memoir, President Trump was quick to remind the nation Friday morning what he thinks, calling Comey “a proven LEAKER & LIAR,” adding that he “should be prosecuted.”
President Trump hilariously added that it was “my great honor” to fire the “untruthful slime ball.”
And it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that James Comey would be completely comfortable breaking the rules at this late stage in the game. After all, he leaked documents to the media to precipitate the creation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s collusion probe.
But here’s the sticky point: is anything going to be done about it? Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions move to indict Mr. Comey?
No, probably not. Because the attorney general has interpreted his recusal as applying to all matters connected with Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe, he probably won’t get involved. This is just another example of Washington elites watching each other’s backs and it’s just business-as-usual. Meanwhile, the president is being discredited in the mainstream media and sits in legal jeopardy based on rumor and unsubstantiated allegation.
Did you ever think you’d live to see the day where innuendo would be construed as fact? Our Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves right about now…
Do you still support President Trump
and his efforts to DRAIN THE SWAMP?