Former FBI Director James Comey is outwardly attempting to place the report from the Justice Division’s watchdog behind him, posting a considerably odd picture to social media amid the political frenzy.
Comey, whose actions within the Hillary Clinton electronic mail investigation had been deemed “insubordinate” in Inspector Normal Michael Horowitz’s Thursday report, took to Instagram later within the day and posted an image of himself standing subsequent to an enormous gnome.
The caption was easy, and it rhymed: “Comey’s Gnomey.”
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The Instagram submit was not the primary response from the previous FBI head following the report’s launch.
Comey earlier tweeted concerning the IG’s report, saying “the conclusions are affordable, regardless that I disagree with some.”
“Individuals of fine religion can see an unprecedented state of affairs otherwise,” he continued. “I pray no Director faces it once more.”
He additionally penned an op-ed for The New York Occasions.
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Among the many matters investigated within the IG’s report was whether or not it was improper for Comey to subject a public announcement recommending in opposition to prosecution over the Clinton electronic mail association, whereas calling her actions “extraordinarily careless.”
“We discovered that it was extraordinary and insubordinate for Comey to hide his intentions from his superiors, the Lawyer Normal and Deputy Lawyer Normal, for the admitted goal of stopping them from telling him to not make the assertion, and to instruct his subordinates within the FBI to do the identical,” the report stated.
It was additionally revealed within the report that Comey had a private electronic mail account that was used to “conduct unclassified FBI enterprise.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.