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    Sessions defends firing Comey,

    Sessions defends firing Comey, warns DOJ report could prompt more terminations

    On the eve of the release of a potentially explosive new report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the termination of the FBI’s top two former executives and warned that the forthcoming report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe could result in more people being fired.


    In an exclusive interview with The Hill’s new TV show "Rising," set to air Thursday morning, Sessions defended the decision to fire ex-Director James Comey, who he said “made a big mistake” that belied a “serious breach of discipline.”



    Sessions also made clear that he is open to firing more employees if the Justice Department inspector general’s soon-to-be-released report warrants it.



    “I think it will be a lengthy report and a careful report,” he told "Rising" co-host Buck Sexton. “I think it will help us better fix any problems that we have and reassure the American people that some of the concerns that have been raised are not true.”




    “If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so,” he added.

    Sessions spoke to Rising just hours before DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a report on Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case in 2016 and his subsequent firing by President Trump in 2017.


    Published reports have said the report concludes Comey was insubordinate as FBI director when he refused DOJ advice and announced a re-opening of the Clinton email case just days before the 2016 general election.

    Sessions said he is certain that Comey’s firing was justified.


    “It was the right thing to do. The facts were pretty clear on it. He made a big mistake and he testified only a few weeks before that termination that he would do it again [announce reopening the Clinton probe] if he had the opportunity. So we felt like there was a serious breach of discipline within the department if we allowed him to continue.”



    Trump has indicated various motives for firing the former FBI director. The termination was recommended in a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that referenced Comey's "handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails."


    Sessions also said the termination earlier this year of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for allegedly lying to investigators about his media contacts was also “the right decision.” McCabe's termination resulted from a separate report from Horowitz charging Comey's former deputy with unauthorized leaking.

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    They need to terminate Strzok…..get him out of HR. As that deals with hiring in more people. The top of the DOJ needs to be purged too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Sessions defends firing Comey, warns DOJ report could prompt more terminations

    On the eve of the release of a potentially explosive new report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the termination of the FBI’s top two former executives and warned that the forthcoming report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe could result in more people being fired.


    In an exclusive interview with The Hill’s new TV show "Rising," set to air Thursday morning, Sessions defended the decision to fire ex-Director James Comey, who he said “made a big mistake” that belied a “serious breach of discipline.”



    Sessions also made clear that he is open to firing more employees if the Justice Department inspector general’s soon-to-be-released report warrants it.



    “I think it will be a lengthy report and a careful report,” he told "Rising" co-host Buck Sexton. “I think it will help us better fix any problems that we have and reassure the American people that some of the concerns that have been raised are not true.”




    “If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so,” he added.

    Sessions spoke to Rising just hours before DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a report on Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case in 2016 and his subsequent firing by President Trump in 2017.


    Published reports have said the report concludes Comey was insubordinate as FBI director when he refused DOJ advice and announced a re-opening of the Clinton email case just days before the 2016 general election.

    Sessions said he is certain that Comey’s firing was justified.


    “It was the right thing to do. The facts were pretty clear on it. He made a big mistake and he testified only a few weeks before that termination that he would do it again [announce reopening the Clinton probe] if he had the opportunity. So we felt like there was a serious breach of discipline within the department if we allowed him to continue.”



    Trump has indicated various motives for firing the former FBI director. The termination was recommended in a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that referenced Comey's "handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails."


    Sessions also said the termination earlier this year of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for allegedly lying to investigators about his media contacts was also “the right decision.” McCabe's termination resulted from a separate report from Horowitz charging Comey's former deputy with unauthorized leaking.

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    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked thanks to the tRump Whitehouse information sieve.

    I don't think they will hesitate to use it to get rid of anyone left that they don't like though.

    They've spent so long trying to hype this up that it can't really live up to it no matter what in it. It will be a flop. The "nothingburger" you guys are always talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked thanks to the tRump Whitehouse information sieve.

    I don't think they will hesitate to use it to get rid of anyone left that they don't like though.

    They've spent so long trying to hype this up that it can't really live up to it no matter what in it. It will be a flop. The "nothingburger" you guys are always talking about.
    LMAO.....Yeah Right Trumps WH would leak to CBS.



    James Comey described as "insubordinate" in DOJ inspector general's report.....


    A long-awaited report by the Justice Department inspector general on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation by the FBI and Justice Department is expected to focus on former FBI chief James Comey and the decisions he made during the course of the Clinton investigation, CBS News' Paula Reid reports.


    The findings, which are slated to be released Thursday afternoon, describe Comey as "insubordinate" while also criticizing then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for weak leadership, Reid also reports.


    The IG's report is expected to be over 500 pages......snip~


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked thanks to the tRump Whitehouse information sieve.

    I don't think they will hesitate to use it to get rid of anyone left that they don't like though.

    They've spent so long trying to hype this up that it can't really live up to it no matter what in it. It will be a flop. The "nothingburger" you guys are always talking about.
    You have to be kidding me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked...
    That's incorrect. It's actually been remarkably secured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked thanks to the tRump Whitehouse information sieve.

    I don't think they will hesitate to use it to get rid of anyone left that they don't like though.

    They've spent so long trying to hype this up that it can't really live up to it no matter what in it. It will be a flop. The "nothingburger" you guys are always talking about.
    You know so little. The OIG isn't connected to the WH in any way. You really are a know nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    You know so little. The OIG isn't connected to the WH in any way. You really are a know nothing.
    He's a hack. That's always going to be the case with him.

    In reality we don't know much about what is going to be in this report. I'm guessing that very little new information will be made public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Everything substantial in the report has already been leaked thanks to the tRump Whitehouse information sieve...
    That comment is a clear demonstration of your disconnection to reality. This report has been remarkably leak free. Especially since it was released to various agencies almost a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    You have to be kidding me
    Not in the least. Now that it's out you can see that I was correct.
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