Former FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Scanpix

Tidligere FBI-sjef James Comey brøt FBIs egne regler da han skrev ned samtalene med Trump, lekket dem til mediene og beholdt dem som sin private eiendom. Det konkluderer justisdepartementet og FBIs internkontroll ved Michael Horowitz.

A scathing inspector general report released Thursday said that fired FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining memos documenting discussions with President Trump.

The Justice Department’s official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were in fact «official FBI records,» and said Comey set a «dangerous example» with his actions.

Comey får kritikk for å ha behandlet offisielle dokumenter som sin private eiendom og oppebevart dem hjemme. Han brukte en venn, en professor, til å spre materialet om Trump til mediene. Det var dette oppstyret som banet veien for utnevnelsen av Bob Mueller til spesialetterforsker.
The office said he «violated applicable policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by providing one of the unclassified memos that contained official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, to his friend with instructions for the friend to share the contents of the memo with a reporter.»

James Comey violated FBI policies with memos on Trump discussions, IG report says