Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Intends To File Legal Complaints Against Comey
As the Washington Examiner reported, Marc Kasowitz, Trump lawyer is planning to file complaints against former FBI Director James Comey based on his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
According to a close source, he will file the first complaint next week with the Department of Justice’s inspector general against Comey for leaking the memos to the press.
The second complaint will be filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will compare statements that Comey made on Thursday and statements that he made in May when he was still the FBI director.
Comey stated that he gave his memos of the documented conversation he had with the President to a friend so that the media can be informed about the conversation on the former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
“I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, ’cause it didn’t dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation; there might be a tape,” Comey stated.
“And my judgment was I needed to get that out in the public square so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” he said. “Didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. So I asked a close friend of mine to do it.”
Kasowitz criticized Comey for “unilaterally and surreptitiously” leaking to the press his memos recounting “privileged conversations” with Trump during a news conference Thursday.
“Comey’s excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information and appears to entirely retaliatory. We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated,” he said.
Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday he was shocked hearing that “Comey is a leaker.”
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
There were no specifications on the second complaint that Kasowitz intends to file, except that will focus on the correspondence of the two testimonies that Comey gave before and after he was fired.
Anyhow, the complaint will likely focus on the fact that Comey stated on May 3 that he never was asked by the presidential administration to interfere in an investigation.
But the former FBI director on Thursday said that Trump had asked him to “let Flynn go.”
Comey said that he found that request “a very disturbing thing, very concerning.”
“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct,” Comey stated. “I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work towards to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that’s an offense.”
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