• Former FBI director James Comey says the Horowitz report led "Fox & Friends" to cancel his appearance
  • Fox claims they never booked Comey
  • DOJ report concluded Comey didn't engage in politically biased actions against Trump

Former FBI director James Comey exulted in the conclusions of the Horowitz report, and believes findings unfavorable to president Donald Trump were the reason "Fox & Friends" cancelled his Tuesday appearance on the highly-rated TV talk show.

A thorn in the side of Trump since the latter fired him on May 9, 2017, Comey said the report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz belied Trump’s past allegations about him. The 434-page Horowitz report released Monday concluded Comey didn't engage in politically biased actions against Trump.

“I offered to go on 'Fox & Friends' to answer all questions,” tweeted Comey. “They booked me for tomorrow at 8 am. They just cancelled. Must have read the report.”

The Horowitz report found the FBI and the Justice Department launched their investigation into the 2016 campaign not for political reasons, but because of evidence the Russian government was using cutouts to reach out to the Trump campaign as part of its efforts to influence the election. Horowitz said he examined more than a million documents and interviewed more than 100 witnesses.

"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions" to open investigations into four Trump campaign aides, said the report.

"Fox & Friends," however, refused to leave things where they lay. They denied calling Comey and said they never booked him for Monday.

A Fox spokesperson said Comey’s representatives “reached out to us to be booked on Fox and Friends.” This person also said Comey “was not booked and was never confirmed to appear” on the morning show.

Comey also made his feelings known in a op-ed published by the Washington Post. In the article, Comey defended the FBI and slammed attorney general William Barr.

"On Monday, we learned from a report by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, that the allegation of a criminal conspiracy was nonsense," wrote Comey. "There was no illegal wiretapping, there were no informants inserted into the campaign, there was no 'spying' on the Trump campaign. Although it took two years, the truth is finally out."

Comey was a registered Republican for most of his life but now says he's "unaffiliated" with either of the two political parties.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. Getty Images/Saul Loeb