DOJ investigation of Comey shows that Trump's defenders 'should not be taken seriously': Former prosecutor
James Comey on Meet the Press -- screenshot

The release of the Justice Department inspector general's report lays to rest a long-held narrative from President Donald Trump and his supporters: that former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information. The report does, however, find that Comey's decision to record his conversations with Trump was inappropriate under department guidelines.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti explained, that is not the whole story. Comey's actions, he argued, should be viewed through the context of the norms Trump had broken: