Former Congressman Trey Gowdy said on Fox News’s Hannity on Friday that he would not apologize to former FBI Director James Comey after the DOJ declined to prosecute him for misconduct discovered in an investigation.
Comey tweeted that apologies “would be nice” after saying the IG report “exonerated” him, even though the report said he violated numerous policies when he leaked classified information to the press.
“I never said Comey would or should go to jail,” Gowdy began, adding, “I’m certainly not going to apologize to anyone who violated FBI and Department of Justice policy, who violated an employment agreement, who shared sensitive information about an ongoing investigation, who sent classified information to an unauthorized person and then had amnesia when the FBI came to his home to try to retrieve government property.”
Gowdy called Comey a “two-time offender,” advising him to “aspire to more in life than simply skating by without having been indicted.” Gowdy was referring to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, for which Comey has been criticized after changing to law to avoid charging her with a crime.
He decried Comey for expecting to be “congratulated and apologized to” just because he wasn’t indicted, indicating that it was a low standard for Comey to have.
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