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DiGenova: DOJ Decision Not to Prosecute Comey Showed 'Professionalism'

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By    |   Friday, 02 August 2019 01:21 PM

Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey for leaking information was “was a sign of professionalism and well-reasoned restraint.”

His comments came in a column posted Friday on the Fox News website.

“Attorney General Bill Barr’s number one goal since taking the helm at the DOJ has been to restore the impartial and professional ethos that has characterized that agency for more than 200 years,” diGenova said.

“He is working diligently to cleanse it of the stain of politically driven vindictiveness that Obama-era officials created by grossly mishandling the Clinton email investigation, and then, even more egregiously, orchestrating the series of events that led to the Russiagate witch hunt.

“Before this “investigation of the investigators” is over, there will undoubtedly be many cases of misconduct that warrant criminal prosecution. Comey’s, however, was not one of them”.

He maintained Comey’s release of private memos “to politically damage the president of the United States, who had just fired him for unrelated misconduct was absolutely outrageous and totally unbecoming for the leader of this country’s premier criminal investigatory agency.”

He claimed it said quite a bit about “Comey’s corrupt character.”

“In this case, however, even that deplorable conduct did not rise to the level that was possible to prosecute criminally,” diGenova said.

And he said Americans will now “be assured that any prosecutions that go forward will be well-founded.”

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Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey for leaking information was “was a sign of professionalism and well-reasoned restraint.”
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