James Comey avoids prosecution for leaking Trump's meeting memos
The investigation revolving on FBI Director James Comey and the infamous Comey Memos has ended. The Justice Department inspector general's office has given a memo this Thursday that states Comey's memos and his choice of action are found guilty of violating several official policies along with his employment agreement. However, the Department of Justice has chosen not to prosecute Comey for his actions.
While the report concludes with Comey not living up to his responsibility, which is to keep confidential information locked down, there is not enough reason for the Department of Justice to charge Comey for his memos. The IG did state that they've found no evidence or connection of Comey and his attorneys and the released classified information contained by the Memos being disclosed to the media, including a New York Times reporter.
While the Department's choice has received criticism with their decision not to prosecute, President Donald Trump released his reaction tweeting "Perhaps never in the history of our country has someone been more thoroughly disgraced and excoriated than James Comey in the just-released Inspector General's Report. He should be ashamed of himself!".
Comey rebutted, highlighting a section from the IG's report along with his reaction towards the fury of President Trump and his supporters.
Comey tweets "To all those who've 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." This is expected to not be the end of the heated exchange between the former FBI director and President Trump.