Ex-US Attorney Predicts ‘Bombshell Criminal Referral’ for James Comey
Joe diGenova says report on former FBI Director James Comey is due in less than two weeks
Former US Attorney Joe diGenova is predicting that a "bombshell" report on James Comey will be coming out in less than two weeks and will contain "criminal referrals."
diGenova made the declaration during a Fox News panel discussion regarding alleged surveillance abuse by the US Government.
"The Horowitz report is coming out in May or possibly early June," said the ex-U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
He was referring to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation into allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses.
"There’s another report that everyone has forgotten about involving James Comey alone," said diGenova.
"That will be out in two weeks.
"That report is going to be a bombshell.
"It is going to open up the investigation on a very high note, and there are going to be criminal referrals in it."
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He did not reveal which report he expects out in two weeks or elaborate on how he came to find out about the timeline for its release.
A March 2018 letter from Republicans in Congress asked then-Attorney General Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to look into “certain decisions made and not made by the Department of Justice and FBI in 2016 and 2017” which they believed showed “evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases.”
Instead of a special counsel, Sessions tasked Huber with this mission later in March 2018.
The status of his probe is not known.
Comey was criticized in the report by the Justice Department's inspector general released in June that focused on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton emails investigation.
Comey was “insubordinate” and “affirmatively concealed” his intentions from Justice Department leadership during the investigation, the report found.
The report also determined Comey departed from FBI norms and “affirmatively concealed” his intentions from then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in holding the July 5 and Oct. 28 press conferences about the investigation.
Still, the report did not find that Comey was biased in the FBI's decision about Clinton.
Comey was fired as FBI director by President Trump in May 2017.
In the Fox News panel discussion that also included Trump's lead attorney Rudy Giuliani, diGenova also spoke about a "scheme" to harm Trump.
He singled out former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI General Counsel James Baker, and Comey.
"The problem for Brennan and Clapper and Comey and Baker and all of them now is the FISA Court has already communicated with the Justice Department about its findings," diGenova said, noting how the unverified dossier written by British spy Christopher Steele is a leading factor.
"And their findings are that for more than four years before the election of Donald Trump there was an illegal spying operation going on by FBI contractors, four of them, to steal information — electronic information — on Americans and to use it against the Republican Party," he added.
"There are going to be indictments. There are going to be grand juries.
"John Brennan is not going to need one lawyer. He’s going to need five."
DiGenova served as an independent counsel in the 1990s for a case on former President Bill Clinton's passport before he was elected.
Last year, it was announced diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing were joining Trump's legal team for the federal Russia investigation, but that plan was nixed within days.
He had been highly critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, claiming that Trump had been "framed" by the Justice Department and the FBI.