Gibbs Statement on DOJ IG Report on James Comey

August 29, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report on former FBI Director James Comey:

“Former FBI Director James Comey’s violation of FBI standards by leaking documents to the media shows his willingness to put personal gain and partisanship over his professional responsibilities. It’s another example of why it is so important to get to the bottom of how and why the Russia investigation began. The Inspector General’s report reinforces the evidence there was an attitude among top Obama appointees that they were above the law and used their government authority for political influence. I’m looking forward to the related IG report on the abuse of the FISA court by the Obama Administration.”