DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey Over Leaked President Donald Trump Memos | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

 

The Department of Justice has released the Inspector General report on former FBI Director James Comey leaking memos about his meetings with President Trump. NBC's Julia Ainsley has more on the report and the decision not to prosecute Comey.
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DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey Over Leaked President Donald Trump Memos | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

42 Comments on "DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey Over Leaked President Donald Trump Memos | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Poor Sean Hannity must be absolutely apoplectic.

  2. There going to be keening and whailing for at Fox because Comey wasn’t indicted. With their people falling left and right and no Clinton indictment, those butt hurt bozos won’t be able to handle it.

    • why wouldnt you want the clintons indicted democrat or republican they are horrible people and thats no conspiracy

    • Suspicious Samuel | August 30, 2019 at 9:37 AM | Reply

      @mark guthrie I’m independent and the Clinton body list is total and pure BS, if that is what you’re talking about.
      If you’re talking about old Billy getting a Blowie, then I have nothing to say, since it has been decades since then.

  3. Basically Trump and all of his sycophants over at fox wanted to prosecute Comey for essentially being a whistleblower and sounding the alarm on Trump’s abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

  4. Phillip Lopez | August 29, 2019 at 2:58 PM | Reply

    Who is the criminal ? Comey or Trump . Trump suggested commiting a crime Comey made it public . Who is the criminal ?

    • @Terri Jacobsen show proof.

    • KMAG 2020 keep making America great | August 29, 2019 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      The Russians 🤣🤣🤣

    • @SPZ Aruba that’s all fine and well, but here is a part of Nixon’s Articles Impeachment which I think will remind you of someone…

      ARTICLE ONE (Obstruction of Justice)

      In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

      On June 17, 1972, and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the Re-election of the President committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, District of Columbia, for the purpose of securing political intelligence. Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such illegal entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.

      The means used to implement this course of conduct or plan included one or more of the following:

      making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

      withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

      approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counselling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings;

      interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and Congressional Committees;

      approving, condoning, and acquiescing in, the surreptitious payment of substantial sums of money for the purpose of obtaining the silence or influencing the testimony of witnesses, potential witnesses or individuals who participated in such unlawful entry and other illegal activities;

      endeavoring to misuse the Central Intelligence Agency, an agency of the United States;

      disseminating information received from officers of the Department of Justice of the United States to subjects of investigations conducted by lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States, for the purpose of aiding and assisting such subjects in their attempts to avoid criminal liability;

      making or causing to be made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States into believing that a thorough and complete investigation had been conducted with respect to allegations of misconduct on the part of personnel of the executive branch of the United States and personnel of the Committee for the Re-election of the President, and that there was no involvement of such personnel in such misconduct: or

      endeavoring to cause prospective defendants, and individuals duly tried and convicted, to expect favoured treatment and consideration in return for their silence or false testimony, or rewarding individuals for their silence or false testimony.

      In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

      Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

    • @John Patrick actually it is when paired with numerous other acts, read this part of the Articles of Impeachment for Nixon.😂

      ARTICLE ONE (Obstruction of Justice)

      In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

      On June 17, 1972, and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the Re-election of the President committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, District of Columbia, for the purpose of securing political intelligence. Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such illegal entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.

      The means used to implement this course of conduct or plan included one or more of the following:

      making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

      withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

      approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counselling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings;

      interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and Congressional Committees;

      approving, condoning, and acquiescing in, the surreptitious payment of substantial sums of money for the purpose of obtaining the silence or influencing the testimony of witnesses, potential witnesses or individuals who participated in such unlawful entry and other illegal activities;

      endeavoring to misuse the Central Intelligence Agency, an agency of the United States;

      disseminating information received from officers of the Department of Justice of the United States to subjects of investigations conducted by lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States, for the purpose of aiding and assisting such subjects in their attempts to avoid criminal liability;

      making or causing to be made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States into believing that a thorough and complete investigation had been conducted with respect to allegations of misconduct on the part of personnel of the executive branch of the United States and personnel of the Committee for the Re-election of the President, and that there was no involvement of such personnel in such misconduct: or

      endeavoring to cause prospective defendants, and individuals duly tried and convicted, to expect favoured treatment and consideration in return for their silence or false testimony, or rewarding individuals for their silence or false testimony.

      In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

      Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

  5. How can Comey be disciplined for documenting Trump’s comments when Trump says he didn’t make those comments? . This D o J report confirms that Trump did say what Comey said he said.

    • Joe Stenstrom. You seem very concerned that Comey might have broken the law but you seem totally relaxed that Trump tried to get Comey to give Flynn a pass . The FISA warrent wasn’t obtained on solely Steele’s report but on many intel reports. Most intelligence reports contain a large amount of gossip,some of which is indeed salacious. Steele was Avery highly rated British specialist on Russia , not some bum who fancied himself as a super spy.

  6. Raoul Mathieu | August 29, 2019 at 3:16 PM | Reply

    Please get rid of trump

  7. Little by little, Trump keeps loosing. Ha! I love it!!!

  8. I Have No Fear | August 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM | Reply

    Chumps tweet storm will be EPIC!!!

  9. If there was a LEG to stand on you better believe Trump would be pushing prosecution.That means they got NOTHING

  10. Barbara Roberts | August 29, 2019 at 3:57 PM | Reply

    “Not a prosecutible offense”…but I think ALL of Jim Jordan’s lies and accusations about anyone that participated in this investigation are and WILL be prosecutible! GOP FAKE NEWS LIARS DEFENDERS of trump and trying to put down all people who did their jobs. Investigate Jordan and all GOP who have been lying and defending a corrupt president!

    • Nothing tops the lies and distortions and misdirections from the left for over two years . And it goes on today.
      You knew something was off when the fake news media said Clinton was going to win in a landslide and then it was the exact opposite.

    • Suspicious Samuel | August 30, 2019 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      @Logan 5 Clinton did win the popular vote by a landslide of 3 million American citizens.(P.s. The Electoral Fraud commission by Dear Leader has found 0 cases of voter fraud so far)

      Nothing but lies and distortion from the left?
      Who is the person that has lied 12,019 times since starting his presidency?

      While the media does make mistakes from time to time, they issue apologies and redactions.

      Tell me when was the last time you heard Trump apologise for saying something blatantly false like his 95% approval rating.(Not even by Fox News Polls is this a true number), or when he lied about Democrats wanting an open border( See Bernie Sanders’ interview with Vox news, he very explicitly said the opposite of that)

      Just two examples of massive falsehoods(Or alternative facts) sprouted by Trump, I don’t have the time to go into detail for the other 12017 lies.

  11. Trump may fire Barr over this or maybe the 30k booking for his holiday party was enough to buy trumputin off.

    • tyra christopher | August 29, 2019 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @Lily Jade I wonder how much he paid for Melania?

    • Edward Williams | August 29, 2019 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      Haha haha. You are funny. Trump fire Barr? Barr’s only job is to protect trump from the consequences of his crimes.
      And to twist U.S. laws to suit trump to the point of absurdity and illegality.

    • John Q Taxpayer | August 29, 2019 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      @Edward Williams What crimes? I don’t really follow politics, but this came up on YouTube for me.

    • Petra Alexandra, Inc. | August 30, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Reply

      Cindy Yeager I thought so this morning in my kitchen but Barr is vindictive and will expose him

  12. If it is a crime to tell everyone that Trump said he wants to do crime, then… WELL DONE, REPUBLICANS!

  13. Anthony Newman | August 29, 2019 at 4:29 PM | Reply

    Well ain’t that surprise “NO CHARGES”  a member of the upper echelon with no charges, we peasants are gob smacked!

  14. David Schlessinger | August 29, 2019 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    And watch – Trumpers will erupt in anger, while under Trump’s administration and Attorney General Barr, there will NOT be a prosecution. And somehow…SOMEHOW…the Democrats will be blamed. Somehow, Hillary and Obama are so powerful, they will magically have something to do with it.

  15. I thought we live in a country of God oh I forgot the god they live by is the doing lying one

  16. Myriam Gapella | August 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM | Reply

    The DEP of INJUSTICE, they obviously DIDNT HAVE ANY evidence against COMEY! The HONEST ONE.

  17. Louise Dumais | August 29, 2019 at 7:01 PM | Reply

    the Mueller report basically exonerated Comey saying that Preibus, Sessions and McGhan all confirmed Comey’s story of what happened at the wh dinner

  18. Stanley Hudson | August 29, 2019 at 7:40 PM | Reply

    🔴Comey Tweets says he “doesn’t need a public apology, only a sorry message”?
    I think I remember an ex girlfriend saying the same thing.

  19. george plimpton | August 30, 2019 at 12:09 AM | Reply

    They didn’t prosecute mainly because they know a court case would prove their own guilt!!!

  20. christian navarro | August 30, 2019 at 5:11 AM | Reply

    Hallie Jackson❤⚘🌷She’s a hottie😉Smart and fact-checker😘👍😎

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