Heavy Criticism From Team Trump, DOJ Report Reveals Comey Broke No Laws | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


FRANK, FORMER FBI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR COUNTER DIRECTOR FOR COUNTER INTELLIGENCE. INTELLIGENCE. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. I’LL JUST START WITH YOU. I’LL JUST START WITH YOU. DID THIS REPORT SAY WHAT YOU DID THIS REPORT SAY WHAT YOU EXPECTED IT TO SAY? EXPECTED IT TO SAY?>>IT DID.>>IT DID. IT TRIED TO STRADDLE THE MIDDLE. IT TRIED TO STRADDLE THE MIDDLE. IT SAID WHAT MANY INSPECTOR IT SAID WHAT MANY INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS SAY. GENERAL REPORTS SAY. SOME RULES WERE BROKEN. SOME RULES WERE BROKEN. MY QUESTION ON THAT IS, WHICH MY QUESTION ON THAT IS, WHICH RULES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? RULES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THE RULES THAT GOVERN A CORRUPT THE RULES THAT GOVERN A CORRUPT PRESIDENT THAT IS TRYING TO PRESIDENT THAT IS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION WHO IS OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION WHO IS UNDER A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE UNDER A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INQUIRY? INQUIRY? WHO IS ABOUT TO FIRE THE FBI WHO IS ABOUT TO FIRE THE FBI DIRECTOR? DIRECTOR? I DON’T KNOW WHAT THOSE RULES I DON’T KNOW WHAT THOSE RULES ARE. ARE. AND I WAS PART OF INTERNAL AND I WAS PART OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN THE FBI. AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN THE FBI. SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IS DOING INSPECTOR GENERAL IS DOING EXCEPT DOING THE BEAN COUNTING EXCEPT DOING THE BEAN COUNTING THAT IGs DO AND SAYING, YOU THAT IGs DO AND SAYING, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TAKEN SOME MEMOS SHOULDN’T HAVE TAKEN SOME MEMOS HOME. HOME. WE’RE REALLY TROUBLED BY THE WE’RE REALLY TROUBLED BY THE FACT THAT YOU GAVE IN TO FACT THAT YOU GAVE IN TO PERSONAL ATTORNEYS. PERSONAL ATTORNEYS. THE PROBLEM IS IT IS THE THE PROBLEM IS IT IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI. DIRECTOR OF THE FBI. HE IS AN ORIGINAL CLASSIFYING HE IS AN ORIGINAL CLASSIFYING AUTHORITY. AUTHORITY. HE GETS TO DECIDE WHICH MEMOS TO HE GETS TO DECIDE WHICH MEMOS TO WRITE AND WHY. WRITE AND WHY. THE QUESTION TO THE IG IS, WHAT THE QUESTION TO THE IG IS, WHAT WAS HE SUPPOSED TO DO UNDER THIS WAS HE SUPPOSED TO DO UNDER THIS SCENARIO? SCENARIO? WHO WAS HE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE WHO WAS HE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE MEMOS TO THAT HE SHOULD NEVER MEMOS TO THAT HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE POSSESSED THE DEPUTY HAVE POSSESSED THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES WHO WROTE A MEMO STATES WHO WROTE A MEMO JUSTIFYING HIS FIRING? JUSTIFYING HIS FIRING? THE WHITE HOUSE WHO IS TRYING TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHO IS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION? OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION? THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION, AND THE IG IS TRYING SITUATION, AND THE IG IS TRYING TO OVERLAY THE RULE BOOK ON TO OVERLAY THE RULE BOOK ON SOMETHING WE’VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING WE’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. BEFORE.>>SO ELIZABETH, TAKE US>>SO ELIZABETH, TAKE US THROUGH, YOU’VE GOT THIS THROUGH, YOU’VE GOT THIS CRITICISM. CRITICISM. INTENSE CRITICISM HERE OF THE INTENSE CRITICISM HERE OF THE ACTIONS OF THE DECISIONS THAT ACTIONS OF THE DECISIONS THAT COMEY MADE FROM THE IG’S REPORT. COMEY MADE FROM THE IG’S REPORT. YOU HAVE DOJ SAYING, THEY’RE NOT YOU HAVE DOJ SAYING, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE. GOING TO PROSECUTE. SAYING HE BROKE THE RULES BUT HE SAYING HE BROKE THE RULES BUT HE WON’T BE PROSECUTED. WON’T BE PROSECUTED. EXPLAIN WHAT THE RATIONALE IS EXPLAIN WHAT THE RATIONALE IS THERE. THERE.>>HE BROKE NO LAWS.>>HE BROKE NO LAWS. THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. HE DID NOT LEAK CLASSIFIED HE DID NOT LEAK CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WHICH WOULD BE INFORMATION WHICH WOULD BE BREAKING THE LAW. BREAKING THE LAW. HE WAS VERY CAREFUL WITH THE HE WAS VERY CAREFUL WITH THE MEMOS. MEMOS. YOU CAN SEE IF YOU LOOK AT THE YOU CAN SEE IF YOU LOOK AT THE REPORT, HOW HE REDACTED SOME OF REPORT, HOW HE REDACTED SOME OF THE MEMOS BEFORE HE GAVE THEM TO THE MEMOS BEFORE HE GAVE THEM TO HIS LAWYERS. HIS LAWYERS. HE CERTAINLY DIDN’T GIVE ANY HE CERTAINLY DIDN’T GIVE ANY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO REPORTERS. REPORTERS. SO HE VIOLATED DOJ POLICY BY SO HE VIOLATED DOJ POLICY BY DISCLOSING INFORMATION OUTSIDE DISCLOSING INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE FBI. THE FBI. THE IG SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO THE IG SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT, BECAUSE HE MADE ONE POINT OUT, BECAUSE HE MADE ONE OF THEM PUBLIC, AND HE SAID HE OF THEM PUBLIC, AND HE SAID HE DID THIS ON PURPOSE. DID THIS ON PURPOSE. HE TRIGGERED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL HE TRIGGERED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE LEARNED AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE LEARNED IN PRETTY GOOD DETAIL ABOUT IN PRETTY GOOD DETAIL ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION. ELECTION. AND ALSO, POTENTIALLY AND ALSO, POTENTIALLY OBSTRUCTIVE ACTS BY THE OBSTRUCTIVE ACTS BY THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. SO I DON’T SEE, I DON’T, IT IS SO I DON’T SEE, I DON’T, IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA THAT WE LEARNED NOT A GOOD IDEA THAT WE LEARNED THAT? THAT? THAT’S MY QUESTION. THAT’S MY QUESTION.>>LET’S PICK UP THAT QUESTION.>>LET’S PICK UP THAT QUESTION. THAT WAS COMEY’S JUSTIFICATION THAT WAS COMEY’S JUSTIFICATION FOR LEAKING THIS. FOR LEAKING THIS. FOR HAVING HIS FRIEND LEAK THE FOR HAVING HIS FRIEND LEAK THE STORY TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES” IN STORY TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES” IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FIRST PLACE. HE HAD JUST BEEN FIRED. HE HAD JUST BEEN FIRED. HE HAD THESE MEMOS. HE HAD THESE MEMOS. HE BELIEVED HE HAD WITNESSED HE BELIEVED HE HAD WITNESSED CONDUCT BY THE PRESIDENT THAT CONDUCT BY THE PRESIDENT THAT NEEDED TO COME TO LIGHT. NEEDED TO COME TO LIGHT. THAT NEEDED TO BE INVESTIGATED. THAT NEEDED TO BE INVESTIGATED. AND A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE AND A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THEN. THEN. THE IG’S REPORT DOES ADDRESS THE IG’S REPORT DOES ADDRESS COMEY’S RATIONALE AS I JUST LAID COMEY’S RATIONALE AS I JUST LAID OUT THERE. OUT THERE. THIS IS THEIR RESPONSE. THIS IS THEIR RESPONSE. EVEN WHEN THESE EMPLOYEES EVEN WHEN THESE EMPLOYEES BELIEVE THAT THEIR MOST STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THEIR MOST STRONGLY HELD PERSONAL CONVICTIONS MIGHT HELD PERSONAL CONVICTIONS MIGHT BE SERVED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED BE SERVED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE, THE FBI DEPENDS ON DISCLOSURE, THE FBI DEPENDS ON THEM NOT TO DISCLOSE SENSITIVE THEM NOT TO DISCLOSE SENSITIVE INFORMATION. INFORMATION. IT SAYS WERE CURRENT OR FBI IT SAYS WERE CURRENT OR FBI EMPLOYEES TO FOLLOW THE FORMER EMPLOYEES TO FOLLOW THE FORMER DIRECTOR’S EXAMPLE IN DISCLOSE DIRECTOR’S EXAMPLE IN DISCLOSE SENSITIVE INFORMATION IN SERVICE SENSITIVE INFORMATION IN SERVICE OF THEIR OWN STRONGLY HELD OF THEIR OWN STRONGLY HELD PERSONAL CONVICTIONS, THE FBI PERSONAL CONVICTIONS, THE FBI WOULD BE UNABLE TO DISPATCH ITS WOULD BE UNABLE TO DISPATCH ITS LAW ENFORCEMENT DUTIES PROPERLY. LAW ENFORCEMENT DUTIES PROPERLY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT ABOUT WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT ABOUT COMEY’S JUSTIFICATION? COMEY’S JUSTIFICATION?>>WELL, THERE ARE TWO LENSES>>WELL, THERE ARE TWO LENSES THROUGH WHICH TO VIEW HIS THROUGH WHICH TO VIEW HIS CONDUCT. CONDUCT. THE FIRST IS THE LEGAL LENS. THE FIRST IS THE LEGAL LENS. THIS REPORT FOCUSED ON WHILE THIS REPORT FOCUSED ON WHILE POLICIES WERE VIOLATED, THE LAW POLICIES WERE VIOLATED, THE LAW WAS NOT VIOLATED. WAS NOT VIOLATED. BUT THEN I THINK THERE’S A BUT THEN I THINK THERE’S A BROADER LENS. BROADER LENS. AN ETHICAL LENS. AN ETHICAL LENS. DID JIM COMEY DO THE RIGHT THING DID JIM COMEY DO THE RIGHT THING IN SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE IN SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S OBSTRUCTIVE CONDUCT? PRESIDENT’S OBSTRUCTIVE CONDUCT? THE FIRST MANNER IN WHICH HE THE FIRST MANNER IN WHICH HE SPOKE WAS ANONYMOUSLY. SPOKE WAS ANONYMOUSLY. HE HAD JUST BEEN FIRED BY THE HE HAD JUST BEEN FIRED BY THE PRESIDENT AND I THINK HE RIGHTLY PRESIDENT AND I THINK HE RIGHTLY FELT IF WE TO SPEAK OUT FELT IF WE TO SPEAK OUT PUBLICLY, GO TO THE MICROPHONES PUBLICLY, GO TO THE MICROPHONES AND EXPLAIN THAT THE PRESIDENT AND EXPLAIN THAT THE PRESIDENT TRIED ON GET THE FBI TO DROP THE TRIED ON GET THE FBI TO DROP THE INVESTIGATION OF MIKE FLYNN, IN INVESTIGATION OF MIKE FLYNN, IN FACT PRESIDENT WOULD DISMISS IT FACT PRESIDENT WOULD DISMISS IT RIGHT AWAY. RIGHT AWAY. THE PRESIDENT WAS OUT THERE THE PRESIDENT WAS OUT THERE EXPLAINING AND JUSTIFYING HIS EXPLAINING AND JUSTIFYING HIS FIRING OF JIM COMEY. FIRING OF JIM COMEY. SO FIRST HE SPOKE ANONYMOUSLY. SO FIRST HE SPOKE ANONYMOUSLY. THEN HE SPOKE THERE AFTER. THEN HE SPOKE THERE AFTER. JIM COMEY SPOKE PUBLICLY. JIM COMEY SPOKE PUBLICLY. HE TESTIFIED IN FRONT OF THE HE TESTIFIED IN FRONT OF THE SENATE. SENATE. AND HE’S SPOKEN OUT PUBLICLY IN AND HE’S SPOKEN OUT PUBLICLY IN OTHER FASHIONS AS WELL. OTHER FASHIONS AS WELL. IN ALL OF HIS PUBLIC STATEMENTS, IN ALL OF HIS PUBLIC STATEMENTS, BOTH ANONYMOUS AND PUBLIC, NOT A BOTH ANONYMOUS AND PUBLIC, NOT A SINGLE FACT HAS BEEN DISPROVEN. SINGLE FACT HAS BEEN DISPROVEN. THE MUELLER REPORT VALIDATED THE MUELLER REPORT VALIDATED INDEPENDENTLY EVERY SINGLE FACT INDEPENDENTLY EVERY SINGLE FACT THAT JIM COMEY PUT ON THE PUBLIC THAT JIM COMEY PUT ON THE PUBLIC RECORD. RECORD.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. AND FRANK, IT DOES SEEM LIKE AN AND FRANK, IT DOES SEEM LIKE AN UNUSUAL SITUATION. UNUSUAL SITUATION. I GUESS I’M CURIOUS. I GUESS I’M CURIOUS. MAYBE WITH THE BENEFIT OF MAYBE WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. HINDSIGHT. COULD YOU LOOK BACK AND SEE A COULD YOU LOOK BACK AND SEE A WAY FOR COMEY TO HAVE ACHIEVED WAY FOR COMEY TO HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO ACHIEVE WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO ACHIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE LIVED WITHIN THE THAT WOULD HAVE LIVED WITHIN THE RULES OF THE DOJ AND THE FBI TO RULES OF THE DOJ AND THE FBI TO ESTABLISH? ESTABLISH?>>WELL, LET’S UNDERSTAND THE>>WELL, LET’S UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT. CONTEXT. IT EVEN SAYS IN THE IG REPORT, IT EVEN SAYS IN THE IG REPORT, HE TOLD THE IG, I’M DOING THIS HE TOLD THE IG, I’M DOING THIS BECAUSE I COULD NOT TRUST THE BECAUSE I COULD NOT TRUST THE WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. I COULD NOT TRUST THE PRESIDENT. I COULD NOT TRUST THE PRESIDENT. AND AS JEREMY SAID, ALL OF HIS AND AS JEREMY SAID, ALL OF HIS MISTRUST WAS ACTUALLY RIGHT ON MISTRUST WAS ACTUALLY RIGHT ON THE MONEY. THE MONEY. HE ENDED UP GETTING FIRED SOON HE ENDED UP GETTING FIRED SOON AFTER DID THIS. AFTER DID THIS. SO WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE? SO WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE? I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS. I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOU COULD THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOU COULD HAVE PROVIDED THOSE MEMOS TO THE HAVE PROVIDED THOSE MEMOS TO THE HOUSE OR SENATE. HOUSE OR SENATE. INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES. INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES. YOU COULD HAVE SENT THEM TO THE YOU COULD HAVE SENT THEM TO THE IG. IG. THE IG WORKS FOR THE DOJ AND THE THE IG WORKS FOR THE DOJ AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. ATTORNEY GENERAL. HE DID WHAT HE FELT HE HAD TO HE DID WHAT HE FELT HE HAD TO DO. DO. I ONCE READ AN ACCOUNT OF A I ONCE READ AN ACCOUNT OF A STATE TROOPER WHO SAVED A FAMILY STATE TROOPER WHO SAVED A FAMILY ARE A BURNING CAR ON THE ARE A BURNING CAR ON THE HIGHWAY. HIGHWAY. HIS SUPERVISOR ROLLS UP ON THE HIS SUPERVISOR ROLLS UP ON THE SCENE. SCENE. LOOKS AT THE TROOPER AND LOOKS AT THE TROOPER AND REPRIMANDS HIM FOR NOT WEARING REPRIMANDS HIM FOR NOT WEARING THE REGULATION HAT THAT WAS THE REGULATION HAT THAT WAS REQUIRED. REQUIRED. THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE IG THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE IG DID TODAY. DID TODAY. LIKE IT OR NOT, COMEY FELT THE LIKE IT OR NOT, COMEY FELT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE. WHITE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE. RIGHT? RIGHT? HE DID WHAT HE FELT HE NEEDED TO HE DID WHAT HE FELT HE NEEDED TO DO. DO. HE’S BEEN REPRIMANDED FOR NOT HE’S BEEN REPRIMANDED FOR NOT WEARING THE MANDATORY HAT. WEARING THE MANDATORY HAT. THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE SAW THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE SAW TODAY. TODAY.>>AND JEREMY, THESE ARE EVENTS>>AND JEREMY, THESE ARE EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE. THAT TOOK PLACE. THEY’RE SORT OF BEING DISCUSSED. THEY’RE SORT OF BEING DISCUSSED. THEY TOOK PLACE A LITTLE OVER THEY TOOK PLACE A LITTLE OVER TWO YEARS AGO. TWO YEARS AGO. THERE’S BEEN SPOECH HAPPENED THE THERE’S BEEN SPOECH HAPPENED THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS. THERE WAS THE FIRING OF JAMES THERE WAS THE FIRING OF JAMES COMEY. COMEY. THERE WAS THE STORY THAT LANDED THERE WAS THE STORY THAT LANDED IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SPECIAL THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. COUNSEL. THIS ALL PLAYED OUT IN A ONE OR THIS ALL PLAYED OUT IN A ONE OR TWO-WEEK PERIOD IN 2017. TWO-WEEK PERIOD IN 2017. THE “NEW YORK TIMES” STORY THAT THE “NEW YORK TIMES” STORY THAT WAS BASED ON THE MEMO THAT COMEY WAS BASED ON THE MEMO THAT COMEY GOT THROUGH HIS FRIEND. GOT THROUGH HIS FRIEND. IS THERE A SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THERE A SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION WITHOUT THAT? INVESTIGATION WITHOUT THAT?>>IT IS HARD TO KNOW.>>IT IS HARD TO KNOW. I THINK WE CAN ALL FEEL BETTER I THINK WE CAN ALL FEEL BETTER OFF FOR THE FACT THAT JAMES OFF FOR THE FACT THAT JAMES COMEY’ ACTIONS LED TO THE COMEY’ ACTIONS LED TO THE SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTMENT. SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTMENT. AND AFTER ALL, BOB MUELLER’S AND AFTER ALL, BOB MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION LED TO THE INVESTIGATION LED TO THE PROSECUTION OF NUMEROUS PROSECUTION OF NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS. INDIVIDUALS. IT LED TO THE CONVICTION OF IT LED TO THE CONVICTION OF NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS. NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS. IT LED TO THE EXPOSURE OF IT LED TO THE EXPOSURE OF RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS TO INTERFERE AND OBSTRUCT OUR INTERFERE AND OBSTRUCT OUR ELECTION. ELECTION. AND IT LED TO A VOLUME II OF THE AND IT LED TO A VOLUME II OF THE REPORT THAT EXPLAINED IN GRAVE REPORT THAT EXPLAINED IN GRAVE DETAIL THE WAY THE PRESIDENT DETAIL THE WAY THE PRESIDENT TRIED ON UNDERMINE JUSTICE. TRIED ON UNDERMINE JUSTICE. SO I THINK WE ARE ALL BETTER OFF SO I THINK WE ARE ALL BETTER OFF FOR THE BOB MUELLER FOR THE BOB MUELLER INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. AND I THINK WITHOUT JAMES COMEY’ AND I THINK WITHOUT JAMES COMEY’ CONDUCT, WE MAY NEVER HAVE HAD CONDUCT, WE MAY NEVER HAVE HAD IT. IT.>>COMEY HAS OBVIOUSLY TOWERED>>COMEY HAS OBVIOUSLY TOWERED OVER OUR POLITICS FOR SEVERAL OVER OUR POLITICS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. YEARS NOW. OBVIOUSLY IN THE TRUMP OBVIOUSLY IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR ALL THE ADMINISTRATION FOR ALL THE REASONS WE’RE DISCUSSING, IF YOU REASONS WE’RE DISCUSSING, IF YOU THINK BACK PREVIOUS TO THE TRUMP THINK BACK PREVIOUS TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN THE 2016 ADMINISTRATION IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, THERE WAS THAT PRESS CAMPAIGN, THERE WAS THAT PRESS CONFERENCE HE HELD THAT SUMMER CONFERENCE HE HELD THAT SUMMER SAYING, HEY, THERE WON’T BE SAYING, HEY, THERE WON’T BE CHARGES AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON. CHARGES AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON. BUT THEN ESSENTIALLY INDICTING BUT THEN ESSENTIALLY INDICTING OR IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OR IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION, THE LETTER HE SENT TO OPINION, THE LETTER HE SENT TO CONGRESS BEFORE THE ELECTION. CONGRESS BEFORE THE ELECTION. THERE ARE CLINTON FOLKS WHO THERE ARE CLINTON FOLKS WHO STILL BELIEVE SHE IS NOT THE STILL BELIEVE SHE IS NOT THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF THAT LETTER PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF THAT LETTER HE SENT ABOUT TEN DAYS BEFORE HE SENT ABOUT TEN DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION. THE ELECTION. I KNOW IT SEEMS, THERE IS SOME I KNOW IT SEEMS, THERE IS SOME IRONY TODAY IN THIS DOJ, IRONY TODAY IN THIS DOJ, INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT DECLINING TO PROSECUTE HIM. DECLINING TO PROSECUTE HIM. BUT THEN EXCORIATING HIM FOR BUT THEN EXCORIATING HIM FOR TERRIBLE JUDGMENT. TERRIBLE JUDGMENT. TERRIBLE DECISIONS. TERRIBLE DECISIONS. THAT’S WHAT DID HE WHEN IT CAME THAT’S WHAT DID HE WHEN IT CAME TO 2016. TO 2016.>>COMEY HAS INFURIATED BOTH>>COMEY HAS INFURIATED BOTH SIDES. SIDES. HE’S DONE SOMETHING PRETTY HE’S DONE SOMETHING PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY. EXTRAORDINARY. THE DEMOCRATS DESPISE HIM AND THE DEMOCRATS DESPISE HIM AND THE REPUBLICANS DESPISE HIM THE REPUBLICANS DESPISE HIM ALTHOUGH THEY HAD THEIR MOMENTS. ALTHOUGH THEY HAD THEIR MOMENTS. IF YOU READ HIS BOOK, HE IS A IF YOU READ HIS BOOK, HE IS A MAN WHO BELIEVES HE IS ETHICAL, MAN WHO BELIEVES HE IS ETHICAL, WHO THINKS HE IS ALWAYS DOING WHO THINKS HE IS ALWAYS DOING THE RIGHT THING. THE RIGHT THING. HE THINKS HE’S DOING THE RIGHT HE THINKS HE’S DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR HIS COUNTRY. THING FOR HIS COUNTRY. AND HE THOUGHT AT THE TIME WHEN, AND HE THOUGHT AT THE TIME WHEN, HE THOUGHT AT THE TIME WHEN HEAD HE THOUGHT AT THE TIME WHEN HEAD PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT HILLARY, PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT HILLARY, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NOT THE YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NOT THE MATERIAL TO INDICT HER. MATERIAL TO INDICT HER. BUT HE HAD TO NOT BE POLITICAL BUT HE HAD TO NOT BE POLITICAL AND CRITICIZE HER. AND CRITICIZE HER. AND IT BLEW UP IN HIS FACE. AND IT BLEW UP IN HIS FACE. AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF HISTORY IN THAT 2016 ELECTION HISTORY IN THAT 2016 ELECTION AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A DEBATE.

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100 thoughts on “Heavy Criticism From Team Trump, DOJ Report Reveals Comey Broke No Laws | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

  1. Distraction, fake News, cheap headlines. Truth: Trum affiliates in jail. Comey never. Trum losing everywhere. Party over soon.

  2. Lol… Just waiting for that F.I.S.A. investigation to be done. Comey & Company will do prison time. 😂🤣😂🤣😂 The Russian Collusion Delusion will be fully unveiled at that time. 🙄🙄👏👏👏👏

  3. I'm glad to see the truth come out regarding Comey – it was a hit job investigation. But oh the irony: they basically did to him what he did to Hillary Clinton…

  4. And Trump is walking on water like the Moscow Molitch and Pssul Ryan and the rest if of the hypocrites in Washington NOT working f8r the 0eople butvtgeirviwn elite #1 pockets????? Hmmmmmm? Spending celebrating our 7-4-18 independence day sitting in the Kremlin in Russia with Putin? That's being for the American people? Wow. Tell me more..m.

  5. Comey helped lie us into a manufactured war. He is responsible for the deaths of both Americans soldiers, Iraqi soldiers and Iraqi civilians.
    During the investigation he was described as, honest, deliberate, good, non political, straight arrow, unbiased…
    If the lies to get us into war were the only lapse of judgment that Comey ever had, it still should have disqualified him from ever being director of the FBI. But that is not how it works in Washington. If you are compliant, you are rewarded.
    Does this criticism of Comey imply that I think that Trump was unduly persecuted? Quite the opposite. The investigation into Trump was extremely limited in scope. When Trump started to publicly declare what should be off limits, the investigation should have automatically included it in it's scope.
    If police are investigating a missing person report, if when they are talking to the husband they ask if they can look around for clues and the husband says "of course you can, just don't look in the basement and the trunk in the storage shed". "That is where I draw the line". Add to that if the husband had the power of the media to declare that the police are incompetent, and if they declared him a suspect, that the police were engaged in a witch hunt, specifically because the lead investigator years ago had wanted to buy a car that he had for sale, and that he refused to sale it to him. "That is why, he is mad and trying to come after me". "He also wanted a job at the news station that I own and I told him no". It is a witch hunt.
    In the end when the lead investigator gives his final summary of the missing person he announced that "the husband did commit obstruction of justice numerous times, since they found no body, that it was simply impossible to indict him for abducting and murdering his wife, however it is impossible for us to exonerate him of this crime, if we could we would have said so".
    Then imagine if someone from the press asked the lead investigator if they ever looked in the trunk or out in the storage shed and he stated, "that was beyond the purview of our investigation".
    This whole situation is a dog and pony show to distract from the pure corruption that has engulfed our political system.
    Watch what happens with the Epstein case, it will simply fade into the background. Yes other prominent people were involved or at least compliant. You will never hear of any follow up investigations. How about the Panama papers? It simply vanishes.

  6. Comey was a "whistle blower" and had to expose something that was potentially "a crime in progress" which involved the U. S. President.  The light was shown on the President's illegal conduct and he didn't like it and now the President's men have to "protect" him at the cost of tarnishing the image of the institution of the White House.  It's so sad that the Congress and the Senate are balless to do the right thing and hold that President accountable.

  7. ·        
    Comey,
    dealing with a corrupt president who is trying to obstruct an investigation,
    who is under a counterintelligence inquiry, who is about to fire the FBI
    director was trying to be a patriotic American, doing his duty!  What was he supposed to do?

  8. No evidence of illegality for Comey. Trump, on the other hand, was found to be culpable for crimes–an unindicted co-conspirator–worse than that other lawbreaking GOP POTUS Nixon. The Republican Castrati are the most criminally inclined political party in US history. Think Warren Harding and the Teapot Dome scandal.

  9. James Comey is a National Disgrace he has an ego as big as a semi. You can see that from reading his book according to him he never does anything wrong and always makes the best decision.
    James Comey will go down in history as being one of the worst FBI directors this country ever has seen.

  10. I promise you you will never see Robert Mueller going around the country trying to sell books being a political pundit on TV James Comey is everything and FBI director shouldn't be.

  11. the white house burned when trump moved in,all that now stands on that once magnificent spot is the outhouse,and the odor is foul on the hill.

  12. Comey is a hero, Trump is lying, treasonous scum. The AG Barr and DOJ serve Trump, not the law, not the Constitution.

  13. The DOJ cut him a break because he was one of them.
    The IG report describes many ways in which he broke the law.

  14. Oh, what a TUMULT the psychopath does create. He is unfit for office! Get him out before he creates a catastrophe!

  15. While I strongly dislike Comey with a passion for his poorly timed announcement in 2016, after reading the M Report, I have to give him credit for wisely documenting and avoid getting onboard with Trump's corrupt practices. For those that didn't read it, 45 tried to get him alone for private talks which is unethical and it got so bad he asked his superiors not to leave him alone with Trump again.

  16. And sadly the DNC didn't learn anything as a running several corporatists.and I guarantee you now that the superdelegates which still exists will do the same exact thing

  17. No it said he broke laws, they just didn't want to feel the rath of the DNC, HRC and the deep state if they did prosecuted. It doesn't matter to the American People what or how this out come was. We all know he was and is still part of the HRC, Soros, DNC and deep state. In my eyes and many others there is and was crimes committed, they just choose not to do anything to protect others. Point Blank.

  18. we are in place now where we dont dispute the facts of something…just the handling of the information…just because he is essentially a whistle-blower….we attack the whistle-blower and ignore the facts…this is how far the bar has been lowered

  19. And remember, had the RNC not started the whole thing, drumpf might not have been exposed. Are whistleblowers doing the wrong thing? Snowden? Assange?
    Comey did the right thing, he knew he'd take the heat for it but he broke no laws. All the others who were poised to expose drumpf, were fired because they were too close & not for any other reason. 95% of the Steele report has been confirmed, as well.

  20. Sounds like he had to give them to his lawyer because that was the only way to get an investigation into the Russian meddling.

  21. If Comey had did nothing they would not have gotten Cohen, Manafort and all the others who were corrupt, so it was a job well done even got $ 42 million from Manafort. All of those associated with Trump. Amd republicans

  22. This annoys me so bad. Exactly who was Comey supposed to pass the info to? He should have reported to his superior who is the AG but he was recused. So then next was Rosenstein but he was involved in his firing. Then his next option was POTUS who the issue was with, trying to stop a Federal investigation. So he became a whistleblower. He had no other option.

  23. How can the Government waste money in this investigation? It was caused by Trump in part by having America's arch enemies the Russians shaking hands with Trump, all smiles of accomplishment. While the President called the Director of the FBI a "Nutjob". What a kick in the n**s.

  24. Comey is a fricking hero IMO .. Trump is so corrupt and the biggest crook of all time and No one in the GOP seems 2care

  25. U Dems have lost it
    I’m very embarrassed to be a Democrat
    People like this make me ashamed of being a Dem and have been all my life
    Starting to really consider changing my vote to Republican

  26. Idiots. Comey broke the law, Trump didn't obstruct. You guys are stupid. Anyone who believes you are idiots. BS!!!

  27. James Comey is no Boy Scout. He's a self-serving, arrogant, piece of crap. Comey, going against all FBI protocol, reopened the tired and ridiculous Hillary email investigation via a grandstanding public statement – just DAYS before the 2016 presidential election. Of course this "new and improved" investigation went no where and ended in a silent fizzle. But the repercussions from this idiotic move cost the United States dearly by handing the Presidency to Trump.. Any voter on the fence was steered to Camp Trump.. Go away James Comey! Tired of seeing your ugly, pompous mug in the news. If there was a god, you'd to to prison…..

  28. Whats hilarious is that what comey did was pointless. Mueller himself didnt even prosecute on what comey claims was obstruction

  29. Poor Trumpers. Maybe someday they will get a win. Even election night, which was the best day of their lives(lol), they managed second place. Aka, last place. They won the participation award. 🤣 Been losing ever since.

  30. And the pile-on begins. Once Comey cracks and starts ratting out his fellow Democrats things should start to get fun. In particular for the darnedest long time he claimed he had no idea Hillary's Urine Dossier was paid for by Hillary Clinton

  31. Everyday a cigar explodes in the face of the remaining Trumpanzees. The simple minded Trumpanzees create a conspiracy theory out of thin air and literal fake news.
    The Trumpanzees then storm around screaming Obama this and Hillary that while slinging a constant barrage of poo at of all things, the free press and the News.
    We are very lucky to have witnessed the Trumpanzee in their natural habitat before they become extinct n 2020. History in the making , enjoy it. #bluewave2020

  32. Trump invites Comey to dinner.
    Comey goes to dinner.
    Trump demands loyalty.
    Comey feels duty bound to inform us and he does.
    Trump calls it classified.

    Mr. Trump.
    Whyy would you asking for loyalty be classified?
    What part of you asking for loyalty is a classified matter and why?
    How is the nation threatened by Comey telling us of the dinner? Did you tell him your discussion would be classified or top secret? Why did you tell him in a tweet that he'd "better hope there are not tapes!"
    Did you tape that conversation?
    Do you deny this conversation about loyalty at dinner?

    You are a fool because you think people don't see straight through you. You have your cultists, but many people see directly through you.
    #dumptrump

  33. The American people are grateful to Comey for keeping memos of his meetings with a traitorous, criminally obstructive President. Comey did the right thing. Trump did the criminal thing.

  34. Comey was right to do what he did…
    Remember, it was Comey who warned us about Trump and the insidious nature of his demands for loyalty.

  35. He violated FBI policy by not covering up corruption in the WH. He needs a medal 🏅. He did not break any laws. He is a man of honor. 👏

  36. " The Republicans despise him. The democrats despise him. "
    Some of us thank him.
    Thank you James Comey.
    Hillary is not president and hopefully that piece of crap who calls himself president won't be for much longer either.
    I can't even guess how things might be going if Comey didn't do what he did.
    Thank you.

  37. Comey got off, did you see what is in this report? Multiple violations of misconduct and a "dangerous example" for the FBI to follow. This guy has been cooked, he is suppose to follow everything by the book and letter. He was bias and political, the exact opposite of a lawman. He is a disgrace and his name has been severely tarnished by this report without question. From an apolitical U.S Combat Veteran.

  38. How about reporting on Trump diverting $271 million dollars from FEMA for his border wall? On top of the $6.4 Billion Pelosi gave him for doing such a great job. All the laws and constitution be damned, says the dictator in office.

  39. Plump ticks all the box’s, most hated, most conceited, most despised & the biggest dickhead in the world .. he’s got it all.

  40. This guy was drunk on self importance. He honestly believed that the fate of the republic was in his hands. And he believes it to this day.
    He wakes up one day and realizes that he caused Clinton to lose the election through sheer stupidity brought on by his God complex and he sees it as his duty to rectify that situation. So he hatches this elaborate sting operation and it goes haywire.

    That an ego this big and a brain this small became the Director of the FBI is frightening.

  41. MSNBS IS LYING. THESE MAIN STREAM MEDIOCRES ARE FULL OF IT. COMEY WAS REFERRED TO THE DOJ FOR PROSECUTION BY THE IG HOROWITZ. HOROWITZ IS A DEMOCRAT AND WAS APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA. YOU DON'T REFER SOMEONE FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES IF THEY DIDN'T BREAK THE LAW. AG BARR, WHOM YOU IDIOTS CLAIM IS A TRUMP STOOGE, DECIDED THAT HE WOULDN'T CHARGE COMEY FOR KEEPING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN HIS HOME, WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW. HOW STUPID ARE ALL OF YOU???

  42. 1: Mr James Comey BROKE NO LAW! (full stop)
    !
    2: The "rules" are in the head of the IG who is an employee of DOJ run by the duplicitous AG aka Mr William Barr!!
    3: Your dictatorship will collapse around your ears before all you lemmings wake up to the truth!!!
    4: The WEAKNESS OF THE RULES OF GOVERNANCE etc., show that the USA CONGRESS IS WEAK – just an opinion bazaar…

  43. Frank Figliuzzi…always there with a cheerful voice of reason and legal analysis.
    Thanks for bringing him on, thank you sir for being willing to come on and comment.

  44. Trumpster told the Russians in the Oval Office he fired Comet! The coward traitor.

    Come on MSNBC, please let Steve go home and change his clothes, you are working him too hard.

  45. I always thought that when a country elects a government,
    they elect them to protect the people and country
    Why is it in 2016 the protection has become a government
    protecting one man (Trump)why have these Republicans chosen to
    put country and people second

  46. Man … there are a lot of deranged people who don't understand the basic Rule of Law commenting here !
    There are more violations to be exposed by the IG of Federal laws which were broken by James Comey and other top FBI co-conspirators coming in the next few weeks. Prepare to be WOKE !

  47. msnbc guest says its ok that comey broke the law and leaked fbi information because trump was under investigation
    just another msnbc mouth piece with no real information or facts to give us

  48. THE MEMOS BELONGED TO THE FBI…….YOU CAN'T SPIN THAT……..THESE PEOPLE ON HERE ARE SPINNING AND SPINNING AND SPINNING LIKE A BUNCH OF GUILTY KLINTON KLOWNS…

  49. OBAMA APPOINTED HOROWITZ TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE JAMES COMEY WAS A DIRTY COP WEASEL LIAR AND LEAKER THAT DID THIS BECAUSE HE WAS AN INDOCTRINATED KLINTON KLOWN……..

  50. THIS FRANK FIG IS A FOOL. SO JAMES COMEY COULDN'T TRUST THE WHITE HOUSE, JAMES COMEY COULDN'T TRUST LORETTA LYNCH ON THE SHAM HILLARY CLINTON INVESTIGATION. THAT INVESTIGATION WAS JUST A HOAX ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE……WASN'T EVEN A SERIOUS INVESTIGATION AT ALL.  SO, WHEN JAMES COMEY DOES ALL OF THESE UNETHICAL , CRIMINAL THINGS……..IT'S BECAUSE HE CAN'T TRUST ANYONE…BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH   COMEY IS GOING TO JAIL…AND SOON …

  51. Jail for guiliani. Anyone highly involved with Trump should be jailed for a long time.Trump is biggest loser in American History . And now across the world.please Trump
    Give up power to the Superior force. Criminal negligence would be Trumps strong point.

  52. When the Dems get the White House the first order of business should be to give the Medal of Freedom to Comey and Mueller.

  53. HEY FRANK FIG…THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT ON FIRE…NEVER WAS ON FIRE…..ALL THIS IS JUST A FIGMENT OF YOUR LITTLE PEA BRAIN IMAGINATION…….

  54. OUTRAGEOUS!! I'M TIRED OF SEEING THE USA JUSTICE SYSTEM BEING TWISTED AND DESTROYED — ALL IN ORDER TO HELP OBAMA ADMIN PLAYERS LIKE COMEY! WHERE IS YOUR SPINE DOJ??? TRUMP, WHY AREN'T YOU DECLASSIFYING EVERYTHING RELATED TO #FISAGATE #SPYGATE #OBAMAGATE ??????????

  55. On Thursday, the Justice Department's inspector general released an 83-page report that said Comey violated departmental policies by sharing copies of memos on his conversations with President Donald Trump after he left the FBI. Comey shared one of the unclassified memos with a friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, who leaked it to The New York Times.

    The Justice Department's watchdog concluded Comey had violated DOJ and FBI policies, but declined to criminally prosecute the former director.

  56. The Bottom Line here is that "IF" all of the exact same Info had come into focus but it was a Dem President and their Family Members, Campaign Staff and Personal Friends that were implicated in such blatant Criminal Behavior … ..Horowitz and basically ALL of the GOP would be saying that The End Result Justified the Means.

  57. Trump has NO Credibility to speak on the Comey verdict! It is proven by his own words that he can not be believed when he speaks! If I were Comey I would have done more than just leak info. I would have told Americans alI I know about Trump. He is a Sloppy President and doesn't know what he is doing as a president, he doesn't possess any Critical thinking skills, and I believe he became President only to enrich himself and get out debt!

  58. I came over here to see if you guys are identifying as men or women today, but I cant tell who is who or
    which one of you is what!!

  59. Sometimes, it’s a crime when good men do nothing ! Comey, was asked to kiss Trumps ring? WTF ? I guess the IG is now like the AG , Trump’s SS !!!

  60. Funny how Republican Comey, did not speak out against Trump because of the charge or be quiet rule, yet spoke out about Clinton even though they could not change her, in violation of the rule. Double standard? Comey helped Clinton loose the election.

  61. he wrote down what trump said because he thought it was corrupt and sinister and then the dump turns around and says it was commey who was corrupt, smh

  62. With the bedbud-in-chief, who ignores the Emolument's Clause in the Constitution; for example promoting his Doral hotel at G7 – where is the investigation from Congress? Comey was warning us publicly about Lord Fraudulence of Orange. Call Congress 202-224-3121

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