Watchdog: Comey Violated FBI Policies in Handling of Memos

The Justice Department's inspector general said Comey broke FBI rules by giving one memo containing unclassified information to a friend with instructions to share the contents with a reporter.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump in the weeks before Comey was fired as bureau director, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday. The watchdog’s office said Comey broke FBI rules by giving one memo containing unclassified information to a friend with instructions to share the contents with a reporter. Comey also failed to notify the FBI after he was dismissed…

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