The report gave Comey a stern rebuke. He violated both FBI policy and his employment agreement by not turning over some memos when he was fired and later by leaking details of the memos to the media.ย 

It is worth noting, however:

  • “None of the information shared by him or his attorneys with anyone in the media was classified.”
  • He did not break any laws.

Although he committed no crimes, he could be sued in civil court for violation of his employment contract, and would almost certainly lose, although the FBI has declined to pursue that course.