Trump’s Lawyer to File Complaint Against Comey for Leaks

Friday, a source close to President Trump’s legal team said the President Trump is considering filing a complaint with the Justice Department over former FBI Director, James Comey’s admission that he leaked information to the press. Thursday, Comey, testified on the hill, to the Senate Intelligence Committee, that he did ask a close friend of his to leak information that Comey had recorded in the form of a memo after meeting with President Trump.

The information contained in the memo dealt with the accusation that President Trump had asked FBI Director Comey to “let go” the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s association with agents of the Russian government. The complaint the legal team of Trump is interested in is testimony Comey gave on May 3 to the Senate Judiciary Committee, when Chairman Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, asked if the FBI director was ever the source of anonymous news articles.

“Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?” Mr. Grassley asked. “Never,” Mr. Comey said. President Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, is investigating whether the former director committed perjury when he answered no. Thursday, Comey admitted as such. He said, “so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.” Comey admitted being his own leak but if a complaint is filed, it could backfire on Trump.

It could backfire if Trump is needed verify the contents of the memo. Trump would then be on record explaining what occurred when he asked to speak to Comey alone in the Oval Office. The President has a habit when of suing those he disagreed with in business. Yet he also has a long history of threatening to file complaints and lawsuits and not following through. Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, previously issued a statement saying the president’s team would “leave it [to] the appropriate authorities” to determine whether the leaks “should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.”


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