Lindsey Graham: If true that IG Has Referred FBI Director For Criminal Prosecution is ‘Stunning’
Justice Department prosecutors declined to prosecute Comey, in part because they didn’t believe there was evidence to show Comey knew and intended to violate laws on handling classified information.
“Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” one official said. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”
“If AG Bill Barr decides not to prosecute on disclosing the memos I accept his judgment,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sean Hannity’s show on Wednesday night.
Graham was commenting on the report that the Dept. of Justice is not moving forward in prosecuting former FBI director James Comey.
The report Graham was referring to comes from John Solomon, who revealed that:
“Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s team referred Comey for possible prosecution under the classified information protection laws, but Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors working for Attorney General William Barr reportedly have decided to decline prosecution — a decision that’s likely to upset Comey’s conservative critics.”(click here for this story on The Hills)