Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in an interview with Fox News, said the former FBI director James Comey “owes the country an apology” after what he did during the course of his FBI employment.
The Justice Department’s inspector general released a report on Thursday, Aug. 29 that stated that Comey failed to handle sensitive information, broke FBI rules, and set a “dangerous example.” However, Comey will not be prosecuted over these violations.
Comey took to Twitter, citing the conclusion of report in which the DOJ’s inspector general “found no evidence” that he had leaked the classified information to the media.
“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,” he added.
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.” 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.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
Jordan, in response to Laura Ingraham’s question about whether he is going to apologize to Comey, said, “I’m not going to apologize. Jim Comey owes the country an apology because he put us through this for two and a half years, and we know he did it. We know he did it because he was out to get the president based on what happened at that Jan. 6 meeting … they did it to try to get information, trap the president. All the while, he was telling the president, ‘You’re not under investigation.'”
Congressman Peter King reacted to the report, calling it “one of the most disgraceful examples of an abuse of power by a government official.” He said, “This is a systematic effort to go after Candidate Trump, President Elect-Trump, and President Trump … you could virtually call this an attempted coup.”
President Trump tweeted after Jordan’ comment, saying, “this should NEVER happen to another President again!”
This should NEVER happen to another President again! pic.twitter.com/4ynSXVo9e9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019