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Politics Comey friend says he's turning over Trump memos to FBI -MSNBC

20:50  13 june  2017
20:50  13 june  2017 Source:   reuters.com

Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony

  Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony President Trump's outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding James Comey's memos with the Department of Justice, a source says.WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding former FBI Director James Comey's memos with the Department of Justice, a source close to the outside legal team tells NBC News.

But he said he was handing over the materials to the FBI , and the special counsel has been in contact with congressional committees to discuss access. Legal analysts have said Comey ’ s memos — at least one of which was prepared on a government computer, in a government car

A friend of former FBI director James Comey has given the bureau copies of memos the ousted intelligence official wrote to document his private Under oath, Comey said that Trump asked him to swear “loyalty” and to quash an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

WASHINGTON - A friend of former FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday he is turning over any memos of Comey's conversations with President Donald Trump in his possession to the FBI, MSNBC reported.

It said the friend, Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman, confirmed to NBC News that "he's now turning over any Comey memos that he has in his possession to the FBI."

Comey, who was fired by Trump last month, said in congressional testimony last week that he gave a memo describing his conversations with Trump to a close friend and told him to share its contents with a reporter.

MSNBC reported that Richman also said Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into Russian links with the Trump campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, has been in touch with the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss how the panel can get access to the memos.

Friend: Comey experienced ‘grotesque impropriety’ from Trump .
Benjamin Wittes, who runs the Lawfare blog and is known to be a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, in a new interview said President Trump’s dinner with Comey amounted to “grotesque impropriety.”In an interview with BuzzFeed News, editor-in-chief Ben Smith asked Wittes why he decided to begin sharing details of his private conversations with Comey with the media.

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