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'Ethical Leader' James Comey Referred For Criminal Investigation

The establishment media has all but ignored this bombshell, but the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed publicly Monday that his office is investigating James Comey for his handling of classified information as part of memos he shared documenting discussions with President Trump.

The inspector general’s comments confirmed reports dating back to April that the ex-FBI director was facing scrutiny, amid revelations that at least two of the memos he shared with his friend, Columbia University James ComeyProfessor Daniel Richman, contained information now deemed classified reports Brooke Singman of FOX News.

The confirmation came during Monday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray testified on the findings in the IG’s report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

“We received a referral on that from the FBI,” Horowitz said, in response to questioning from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about the Comey memos. “We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete and consistent with the law and rules.”

The report is a blistering rebuke of Comey, said The Washington Post, who has spent recent months on a book tour promoting his brand of “ethical leadership.”

Inspector General Michael Horowitz accused Comey of insubordination, saying he flouted Justice Department practices when he decided that only he had the authority and credibility to make key decisions and speak for the Justice Department.

Comey made a “serious error of judgment” in sending a letter to Congress on Oct. 28, 2016, announcing he was reopening the investigation of Clinton’s use of the server while secretary of state, the report found, and called it “extraordinary that Comey assessed that it was best” for him not to speak directly with either the attorney general or the deputy attorney general about his decision beforehand.

Our friend Joseph E. Schmitz, Esq. who served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from 2002-2005 observed in a recent column for NewsMax, “The Inspector General Act also provides that, ‘In carrying out the duties and responsibilities established under this Act, each Inspector General shall report expeditiously to the Attorney General whenever the Inspector General has reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of Federal criminal law,’ i.e., criminal referrals.”

CHQ readers will recall that when it was announced that Comey would teach a class on “ethical leadership” at Virginia’s College of William and Mary we urged them to contact the College to protest the hiring of such an ethically challenged person to teach at the College, let alone to teach a class on ethics.

Comey was hired for a nontenured position as an executive professor in education, the school announced in January of 2018. His course was to be offered through the W&M Washington Center to students of the public university based in Williamsburg, Va.

Comey planned on teaching the course in fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 with executive assistant professor Drew Stelljes.

"I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership," Comey said in a statement issued when the course was announced. "Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth. Building and maintaining that kind of leadership, in both the private sector and government, is the challenge of our time…”

In light of the announcement that the Department of Justice Inspector General is investigating James Comey for insubordination, lying and numerous violations, including several potential felonies, we renew our demand that the College of William and Mary terminate its relationship with James Comey.

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