After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, scrutiny of Hillary’s use of a private server to handle classified information and former FBI Director James Comey’s baffling handling of the case died down. But a recent Justice Department inspector general’s report has brought it right back into the limelight.
It all looks so bad for Comey that even “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and other liberals on the discussion panel are admitting that it makes President Trump look a lot more justified in firing Comey. Trump has previously been accused by liberals of obstructing justice by firing Comey in the midst of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
It’s been confirmed now that Comey is officially under investigation by IG Michael Horowitz, according to Fox News. The probe centers on Comey’s own alleged mishandling of classified information after he admitted to leaking his memos regarding a private meeting he had had with Trump over worries of Russia interference, as reported by the Washington Post.
Comey admitted to sharing the notes from his secret meetings with Trump with the media in hopes of prompting a special counsel to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion. The former FBI director is also under scrutiny for using a private email account for his FBI work rather than an official, secured account. Sound familiar?
Whoopi Goldberg addressed this on “The View” Monday. She attacked Comey for using his unsecured email account for official business, but the Daily Caller noted that she never had the same criticism for Hillary doing the same thing with State Department business.
“So, the inspector general’s report on the FBI’s actions during the last election came out and found that director James Comey was insubordinate and [FBI] officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were unprofessional for sending messages around stopping Trump from becoming president, but they didn’t actually do anything to impact the election. So — but you know who messed up? Comey. You know who was using his own personal email? Comey.”
Whoopi waved a disapproving finger at Comey. Co-host Meghan McCain pointed out a tweet from Hillary noting that she was being investigated by Comey for doing the same thing that he himself was doing.
In other words, it’s like a thief investigating a thief. It’s led some conservatives to wonder if that’s why Comey let Hillary off the hook so easily before the election.