House Republicans asked the Democrat-led Oversight Committee on Friday to call Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to testify about his report on fired FBI Director James Comey’s mishandling of memos of his conversations with Trump.
Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina, two well-known Comey critics and Trump defenders on the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland asking him to convene a hearing with Horowitz “as soon as possible” to “examine the report about Comey’s misconduct.”
The new 83-page report from Horowitz harshly criticized Comey’s decision to remove his memos from the FBI after he was fired and to provide contents from the memos to a friend to leak to the media. Comey testified to Congress in 2017 that he hoped leaking this information “might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
Horowitz concluded that Comey made an “unauthorized disclosure of sensitive investigative information” related to Trump and condemned him for using official FBI records to “achieve a personally desired outcome.”
Jordan and Meadows also pointed out that Horowitz said Comey “set a dangerous example for 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” and that Comey’s FBI colleagues were “surprised,” “stunned,” “shocked,” and filled with “disappointment” when they learned what he had done. more here
SNIP: OK, look. This isn’t going to get Comey arrested or anything, it’s just to spray salt into his wounds and if so, I’m all for it.
Will Cummings convene a hearing against a fellow rat? Maybe he will if he doesn’t want Baltimore brought up again. 😉
We shall see.