U.S. Department of Justice

W&M invitation to Comey should be withdrawn

The decision to ask James Comey, former FBI director, to provide lectures on ethics at the College of William and Mary was a mistake. This is a man who proclaimed Hillary Clinton “extremely careless” for passing top secret special access information on an unsecured server. Clinton’s actions were a violation of 18 U.S. Code 798, 793, and 2071, U.S. security laws. These are serious criminal violations of U.S. laws.

Comey chose a news conference to explain her actions and his recommendation. That is, no prosecuting attorney would take this case. It is not the FBI’s duty to make prosecutorial decisions; that belongs to the Justice Department. Normal procedure is for the FBI to pass...