Judge Napolitano Weighs in on IG Report on Comey: ‘Insubordination’ is Not ‘Law-Breaking’
Inspector General Michael Horowitz has concluded, according to ABC News, as part of his yet-to-be released report, that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” during his tenure leading the Bureau.
Color Judge Andrew Napolitano unimpressed.
The Fox News senior judicial analyst, appearing on Fox & Friends Thursday, offered his take on the IG’s findings. And if “insubordinate” is as far as Horowitz goes, then the IG, in Napolitano’s view, really doesn’t have all that much.
“[I]f this is the worst thing in the report about Comey that he was insubordinate — his bosses were [former Attorneys General] Sally Yates and Loretta Lynch — [it] might actually be virtuous to be insubordinate to them. I don’t want to get carried away. But insubordination is not what we’re looking for. We’re looking for law-breaking. Did he lie under oath when he gave different versions of events?”
Napolitano then weighed in on comments made by lawyer Joe diGenova on Fox News earlier — who said he believes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is trying to scrub the IG’s report of any damning conclusions on Comey.
“If Joe is correct, this is an outrage and neutering of a very highly respected inspector general appointed by George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” Napolitano said.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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