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Politics Comey friend with memo in contact with Senate panel: reports

06:05  10 june  2017
06:05  10 june  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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Daniel Richman, a longtime friend to James Comey James Brien Comey Rosenstein has a duty to make Mueller's report public — even if it MORE who the former FBI director said he gave a copy of his memo detailing his conversations with President Trump, has been in contact with the Senate

Comey revealed at a hearing last Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had asked The former FBI director told the panel that after reading Mr. Trump's tweet that Comey should hope that there "And so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.

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Daniel Richman, a longtime friend to James Comey who the former FBI director said he gave a copy of his memo detailing his conversations with President Trump, has been in contact with the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to multiple reports.

Richman's role in sharing details with a reporter of Comey's memo documenting his conversations with Trump will reportedly be addressed Monday, Politico and CNN reported on Friday.

Richman, who is a professor at Columbia Law School, was reportedly connected to the Judiciary Committee through the office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to lead the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Comey revealed at a hearing last Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had asked Richman to share the contents of his memos to The New York Times. “And so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.

Dan Richman, a longtime friend and adviser to former FBI director James Comey , has been in contact with the Senate "I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of four congressional panels seeking copies of Comey 's memos.

During his dramatic testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey said he gave a memo he wrote detailing his conversations with Trump to a "close friend" that Richman later confirmed to be him.

Comey said that a tweet from Trump threatening him with possible "tapes" about their conversations pushed him to have the contents of his memo released, saying he hoped it would force the appointment of a special counsel for the Russia probe.

"My judgement was, I need to get that out into the public square," Comey said. "I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter."

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Burr declined to say who provided the commitment, the newspaper reported . Several House and Senate committees requested the memos after Comey said in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence panel earlier this month that he had authorized a friend to share the contents of one of

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Comey said he didn't share the memo to reporters himself for a "variety of reasons," including because he "worried it'd be like feeding seagulls at the beach." He stressed that the memos were unclassified, personal recollections of his Trump conversations.

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are not ruling out issuing a subpoena to force Comey to testify before their committee.

In his hearing this week, Comey testified that Trump asked him for his loyalty in a one-on-one meeting earlier this year and directed him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, which Trump has denied.

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