Mark Meadows Warns James Comey: Your 'Problems Are Just Now Starting'
GOP Rep warns for FBI director ahead of IG report release
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) gave a warning to former FBI Director James Comey ahead of the anticipated IG report release, declaring his “problems are just now starting.”
Speaking to Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom," Meadows said it was time to start holding Comey accountable for the inconsistencies found in his testimonies, along with his attempt to sabotage President Donald Trump.
“Listen, James Comey’s problems are just now starting,” Meadows warned.
“We’ve seen enough documents; we know the IG’s report is coming out," he added.
"And listen, the only thing that’s been consistent about Director James Comey is his willingness to go after this president, and it’s time to hold him accountable.”
He added, “It’s more a matter of what they didn’t tell versus what they did tell.”
Meadows said Comey had a “calculated plan” that he had consulted with senior-level officials in order to “entrap the president of the United States.”
Last month, the Department of Justice's inspector general released a scathing report on Comey for violating Bureau policy by leaking anti-Trump information to the media.
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The DOJ's official watchdog concluded that Comey violated policies by drafting, leaking, and retaining memos documenting his private discussions with President Donald Trump.
The IG report concludes that memos kept by Comey were, in fact, "official FBI records," adding that he has set a "dangerous example" to other officials with his actions.
"By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information," the report states.
The IG said Comey again violated the rules "by providing copies ... of the four memos he had kept in his home to his three private attorneys without FBI authorization."
I also said he failed to alert the FBI once he learned one of the memos contained sections later deemed classified at the confidential level.