Comey says Justice Department watchdog interviewed him over handling of memos
Former FBI Director James Comey told Fox News on Thursday night that the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General has interviewed him about his handling of memos detailing conversations between Comey and President Trump.
Comey told “Special Report” host Bret Baier that he expected Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to issue a report about the memos “not on the handling of classified information, because that’s frivolous, but on:
Did I comply with policy?
Did I comply with my employment agreement?”
Baier asked Comey if there’s anything Clinton could have said or done in the interview that would’ve gotten the agency to pursue a case against her. Comey said if she had lied.
Baier then played a video of Comey testifying before Congress under oath that Clinton had lied to the public about facts pertaining to her e-mails.
Comey said these lies were unimportant because they were told to the American people and the press, not to law enforcement.
“The question is, would she lie to us,” Comey said (emphasis added).
“What people say in the public forum, in a debate, or in a political campaign is not our business.
Our business is ‘Are you going to lie to us?’ And if you are and we can prove it, then we’re going to prosecute you.”
Tucker and Trey Gowdy weigh in on the interview
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Comey’s memo leaker, Daniel Richman had ‘special government employee’ status at FBI
The Columbia law professor James Comey used as a go-between last year to leak the contents of sensitive memos to the media confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that he previously worked as a “special government employee” (SGE) for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis.
The professor, Daniel Richman, confirmed the special status in response to an inquiry from Fox News, while referring other questions, including on the scope of his work, to the FBI.
“I did indeed have SGE status with the Bureau (for no pay),” Richman wrote in an email.