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Tags: comey | doj | trump | russia

Comey Tweets Vindication, Slap at Trump After IG Report

Former FBI director James Comey
Former FBI director James Comey (Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:44 AM EDT

Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday called for an apology from his critics and slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter after the Justice Department's inspector general found that he violated FBI policies by releasing private memos on his Trump conversations before the president fired him more than two years ago.

"DOJ IG 'found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media,'" Comey said in the first tweet, posted within an hour of news about the inspector general's report.

"I don't need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a 'sorry we lied about you' would be nice," the post continued.

In a second tweet, the fired FBI director said: "And 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?"

The inspector general found that Comey broke agency rules by giving one memo containing unclassified information to a friend with instructions to share the contents with a reporter.

He also failed to notify the FBI after he was fired that he had retained some memos in a safe at home.

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Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday called for an apology from his critics and slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter after the Justice Department's inspector general found that he violated FBI policies.
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Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:44 AM
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