Politics Trump legal team delays filing leak complaint against Comey

00:26  14 june  2017
00:26  14 june  2017 Source:   Reuters

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A person close to the legal team said on Friday Trump 's chief personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, expected to file a complaint against Comey early this week to the Justice Department's inspector general's office.

A person close to the legal team said on Friday Trump 's chief personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, expected to file a complaint against Comey early this week to the Justice Department's inspector general's office.

U.S. President Trump's lawyer Kasowitz delivers a statement in Washington© REUTERS/Yuri Gripas U.S. President Trump's lawyer Kasowitz delivers a statement in Washington

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are not likely to file their planned complaint this week against former FBI Director James Comey over disclosing details about conversations with the president, a spokesman for Trump’s legal team said on Tuesday.

A person close to the legal team said on Friday Trump's chief personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, expected to file a complaint against Comey early this week to the Justice Department's inspector general's office.

“I think it’s going to take a little longer,” Mark Corallo, a spokesman for the legal team, said on Tuesday. “It may well slip to next week.”

Trump will watch Comey’s testimony with legal team: report

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A person close to the legal team said on Friday Trump 's chief personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, expected to file a complaint against Comey early this week to the Justice Department's inspector general's office.

A person close to the legal team said on Friday Trump 's chief personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, expected to file a complaint against Comey early this week to the Justice Department's inspector general's office.

Corallo also said the complaint may be filed to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility rather than its Office of Inspector General.

Trump's lawyers are sifting through additional information and preparing at least one submission, and a meeting scheduled for Wednesday may clarify the proper avenue for the complaint, he said.

The president has responded to Comey's testimony on Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee by denying that he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, and calling the former FBI chief a leaker.

In his testimony, Comey said that after Trump fired him last month he gave a memo he wrote about a meeting with the president to a friend in order to have its contents disclosed to the media.

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That stance didn't last long, though: CNN reported Friday that Trump 's legal team is planning to file a complaint against Comey with the Justice Department inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

Legal Analysis. President Donald Trump ‘s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, is reportedly looking to file a complaint with the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee, hoping to initiate an investigation of former FBI Director James Comey ‘s leak of

In a statement following the testimony, Kasowitz accused Comey of leaking "privileged" information. Some legal experts have said the information disclosed was not privileged because Trump himself had already publicly discussed their conversations.

A former high-ranking Justice Department official familiar with how the inspector general handles complaints said any filing by Kasowitz would most likely be treated as part of an existing investigation into Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “This could end up as a footnote in a longer report,” the former official said.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said he believes the Comey disclosure violated FBI regulations but said the Office of Professional Responsibility may be reluctant to look into an disciplinary allegation against a former rather than current employee.

"The challenge for the Trump team is to find an office that will get to the merits," said Turley.

John Lavinsky, a spokesman for the Inspector General, declined to comment.

(Reporting by Karen Freifeld; Editing by Anthony Lin and Frances Kerry)

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