(Randy DeSoto – The Western Journal) Radio talk show host Ben Shapiro accused James Comey of being a “grandstanding, glory seeker” as the former FBI director began a publicity tour to promote his soon to be released book.
Shapiro tweeted on Thursday, “Serious question: if Comey isn’t a grandstanding glory-seeker, why wait a year and a book deal before telling the whole story?” (See Shapiro’s tweet on the site)
President Donald Trump fired Comey in May 2017, citing the FBI director’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein making the recommendation.
The memo stated that Comey was wrong to announce the closing of the case explaining, “It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement.” Rather, it is the role of the prosecutors at the Department of Justice to do so.
Rosenstein also hit the FBI director for ignoring a longstanding principle of not holding “press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a decline criminal investigation.”
The deputy attorney general added, “The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial.”
Rosenstein concluded, “The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges to correct them.”