President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani floated the possibility that fired FBI director James Comey may soon face prosecution. The coming DOJ Inspector General report on Comey, the handling of the Clinton email case, and Loretta Lynch may include some bombshells.
In an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis Giuliani said:
“I think the report of [the inspector general] and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation.
“The first thing we are going to get is a report from Inspector General Horowitz on Comey’s handling of Hillary, which I think is going to be very, very critical of Comey, as it should be. Comey, really, has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of, but we’ll see.”
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has circulated the report on Capitol Hill. The report is supposed to be released to the public on June 14th. The report is expected to be critical of Comey and Lynch in particular, but if it will show enough for prosecution remains to be seen. The IG’s office does not have the power to prosecute anyone. However, if they present a case that warrants it, the DOJ would be compelled to act.
And Giuliani believes it will do so.
Either way, the president is chomping at the bit to get this report released:
What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018