Former FBI Director James Comey, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is officially under investigation for allegedly mishandling classified information, Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz said on Monday.
Investigators will probe whether Comey’s handling of memos he wrote detailing conversations with President Trump while he was leading the FBI.
The bombshell revelation came after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Horowitz if the IG was investigating the Comey memos.
“Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a report when it’s complete?” Grassley asked.
“We received a referral on that from the FBI,” Horowitz responded. "We are handling that referral, and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are — a report that’s consistent and takes those into account.”
Horowitz also called the uncovered anti-Trump text messages between senior FBI employees were “deeply troubling” and showed they were willing to take action to impact the 2016 presidential election.
"We found the implication that senior FBI employees would be willing to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects to be deeply troubling,” the DOJ IG said.
Now, on top of the shocking text messages, it seems Comey might need to lawyer up.