Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed former FBI Director James Comey just hours before his Inspector General is expected to release his scathing report Thursday; warning DOJ officials that more firings are possible in the wake of the IG investigation.
Speaking with the Hill Thursday, Sessions said Comey made a series of “big mistakes” in the run up to the 2016 race for the White House; adding that any additional revelations could lead to more “terminations.”
“I think it will be a lengthy report and a careful report,” said Sessions. “If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so.”
The AG went on to blast Comey’s questionable behavior during the early months of the Trump administration, defending the President’s decision to remove the FBI boss.
“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 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,” said Sessions.
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