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DOJ decides to let James Comey off the hook for leaking “memos” (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Department of Justice’s decision to not prosecute former FBI director James Comey after  Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s team referred Comey for possible prosecution under the classified information protection laws.

The DOJ prosecutors working for Attorney General William Barr  decided to decline prosecution. Prosecutors found the IG’s findings compelling but decided not to bring charges because they did not believe they had enough evidence of Comey’s intent to violate the law.

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Via Zerohedge

Former FBI Director James Comey will avoid prosecution after illegally leaking personal memos in the hopes of instigating the special counsel’s investigation into the 2016 US election, as reported yesterday by The Hill‘s John Solomon and confirmed today by Fox News.

According to Solomon, DOJ Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz referred Comey for possible prosecution under laws governing the handling of classified information, however Attorney General William Barr has declined to prosecute – as the DOJ does not believe they have enough evidence of Comey’s intent to violate the law.

“Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” an official told Fox News. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”

Buy wait – one should note that this decision was the result of a ‘carve-out’ investigation separate of the IG probe on FISA abuse.

The Conservative Treehouse lays out the situation:

This is NOT the Inspector General Michael Horowitz report on DOJ and FBI FISA abuse.

This is a carve-out.

From the outset it was reported and confirmed that U.S. Attorney John Huber was assigned to assist Inspector General Michael Horowitz.  Huber’s job was to stand-by in case the IG carved out a particular concern, discovered during his investigation, that might involve criminal conduct.

Earlier this week Matt Whitaker said: “John Huber is reviewing anything related to Comey’s memos and the like.

Put the two data points together and what you realize is that during the OIG review of potential DOJ and FBI FISA abuse… IG Horowitz investigated the Comey Memo’s and then passed that specific issue along to John Huber for DOJ review.

The IG criminal referral for the James Comey memo leaking was a carve-out sent to U.S. Attorney John Huber.

This is not the inspector general report on DOJ and FBI FISA abuse.  This is an IG report carved out of the larger investigation. Conservative Treehouse

In short, we will first see an IG report just covering Comey, with a more comprehensive report to follow on FISA abuse.

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frigga
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frigga

Yers, you are both very smart

frigga karl
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frigga karl

yes, you are both very smart!

AriusArmenian
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AriusArmenian

Comey is just enough inside the US deep state to be protected. Others less protected in the FBI may not be so lucky to avoid the ax – they are the patsies.

Note that Brennan and other CIA that engineered the Russiagate false flag operation are so far untouched.

cudwieser
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cudwieser

In the scheme of things they’re just proxies and not worthy of focus beyond their removal from the game. Their paymasters are the key players as well as players like epstien.

cudwieser
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cudwieser

No surprise and largly academic given why he was involved. He should still be prosecuted, but he was a hired prat and fall guy used to either grease the wheels or act as a distraction. He served the latter more than the former, but either way he wasn’t the main target for punishment, just an easy one.

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Thraxite

Violating Security NDAs does not require intent only action. If you leak the information, doesn’t matter your intent, you’ve signed papers claiming you would keep them secure, even if you accidentally left he safe open and someone else took them, you’re still responsible, except of course if your one of the corrupt elite. They told me I could still be prosecuted if I ever released any information that I found out during my military analyst time, no matter how long I’ve been out of the biz. As an Aussie whose nation has an information exchange treaty with the US, the… Read more »

Reba de Laurentis
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Reba de Laurentis

more criminals getting away with it – justice does not exist anymore, anywhere

The Baying Wolf
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The Baying Wolf

Despised by Republicans and Democrats alike, I think the DOJ just figured he’s been punished enough.

Platon
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Platon

The Masters of Compromat, the Alphabet agencies, have got so much dirt on everyone that every one of them, Comey, Crapper, Brennan, Casey, Morel (Charlie Rose’s nephew), the bald guy who built a copy of the Starship Enterprise control room, every man-jack of them, looks like shit…. and is immune from prosecution. It may as well be Meyer Lansky and his Goy Lieutenant, Al Capone, in the driver’s seat. They will pick the flesh off the bones of America without anesthesia and burp, fart and belt proudly and arrogantly while doing it. And We the Pimple will continue to do… Read more »

TravelAbout
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TravelAbout

The answer to your question is a resounding NO!

Platon
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Platon

Rat-faced bastard.
You want the swamp drained, Americans?
Start sucking it up.

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