An arrest decision on former FBI Director James Comey was just made. He is in shock — his supporters and critics are now waiting to see what happens next.
Comey was referred to the Department of Justice (DOJ) by Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz for prosecution, however, the DOJ has reportedly declined to take action. It appears this could simply be a matter of evidence and timing.
A source close to investigative journalist John Solomon, a reporter for The Hill, said that the federal government likely did not want to “make its first case against the Russia investigators with such thin margins and look petty and vindictive.”
Comey, as many Americans know, is suspected of violating the law by leaking classified information, such as the Trump memo he gave to a friend for publishing in The Washington Post. Comey admitted that it contained protected content.
But we will see how things change when IG Horowitz actually releases his report on Comey for the public to read. This will allow for additional pressure and compel Republican members of Congress to get involved.
One thing’s for certain: It isn’t over for Comey. His behavior in the last days of the 2016 presidential campaign has already been exposed, and it’s reprehensible. He will soon be held accountable for conducting an anti-Trump witch-hunt as FBI director.
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