According to The DailyMail’s Piers Morgan, former FBI Director James Comey could be facing time behind bars, thanks to the new investigations into his conduct while working for the FBI.
In an Op-Ed published by MailOnline, Morgan outlined some of Comey’s misdeeds, and why the former federal agent should probably be concerned about his future:
“James Comey’s had a very lucrative year since he was fired by President Trump,” Morgan began.
“He’s sold several million books, made myriad highly paid speeches, and appeared on all the big talk shows.
“And he’s achieved this newfound fame by constantly attacking his old boss, acting in the process like a brazen, politically motivated opponent.”
Morgan then pivoted toward the problems with Comey’s current method of staying in the spotlight.
“There’s just one problem I have with all this: Comey was Director of the FBI, supposedly a top-secret intelligence agency,” Morgan said.
“His job was to KEEP secrets, not to spill them to anyone with a large check.”
Morgan than talked about Comey’s incredible feat of angering both Republicans and Democrats, thanks to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, and still retained his standing among the left.
“Yesterday, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein finally went public on his real thoughts about Comey who recently sneered that Rosenstein’s soul had been ‘eaten’ by Trump,” Morgan said, citing Rosenstein’s comments:
“The former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit,” Rosenstein retorted, in an address to the annual Greater Baltimore Committee Dinner, “selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. I kid you not. That is disappointing.”
Morgan also pointed out Rosenstein’s insistence on his own neutrality.
“People spend a lot of time debating whose side I was on, based on who seemed to benefit most from any individual decision,” he said. “But trying to infer partisan affiliation from law enforcement decisions is what you might call a category error. It uses the wrong frame of reference.”
“Exactly,” Morgan said.
“Rosenstein’s legal assessment of Comey is that he deserved to be fired by Trump because of his inept handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and especially the public way in which he announced both the results of the investigation and the reopening of it just 10 days before the 2016 election.”
“Today it emerged that Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney, John Durham in Connecticut, to examine the origins of the Russia collusion investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was ‘lawful and appropriate.’”
“Separately, the Justice Department’s inspector general is also investigating the Russia probe’s origins.
“So the heat is being massively turned up on the FBI, and the man who was at its helm at the time: James Comey.
“In light of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s expansive report, which exonerated Trump or any of his campaign team of any collusion with Russia, Comey may now face some very difficult questions.
“As Comey’s behavior has recently grown more defensive and erratic, there is a mounting belief that he and his FBI agents illegally cut corners and broke the rules in their zealous desire to stop Trump becoming President, and later – under Director McCabe – have him removed when he did.
“The net is fast closing on the FBI shark,” Morgan said, concluding his comments.
“And if he doesn’t have some very good answers, James Comey’s next book may be his prison diaries and his next CNN interview conducted from a cell.”