Trump’s lawyer to file complaint against Comey: report

Greg Nash
Former FBI Director James Comey heads to the closed door session.

President Trump’s outside attorney is planning on filing a complaint against fired FBI Director James Comey with the Justice Department over his handling of memos on his interactions with the president, CNN reported Friday.

Sources tell CNN the complaint surrounds Comey’s testimony Thursday that as a private citizen he relayed the contents of his memos about his interactions with Trump to a friend of his and asked him to give the information to a reporter.

{mosads}It is not yet known when Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz will file the complaints.

Comey said he needed to get the information to the public after he was fired by the president.

“My judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square. So I asked a friend of mine to share the contents of the memo with a reporter,” the former FBI director testified Thursday.

In a statement to the press on Thursday, Kasowitz said “selective and illegal leaks of classified information” are undermining the Trump administration.

“Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president,” he said.

The president voiced his frustrations with Comey early Friday morning, calling him a “leaker” and accusing of him of lying.  

The president did not assert executive privilege in regard to his past conversations with Comey, which might have blocked the former FBI chief from testifying.

Trump has a history of making legal threats against his adversaries and not following through. He threatened to sue The New York Times prior to the presidential election for libel in the wake of an article that featured two women accusing him of sexual assault. 

Candidate Trump also threatened to sue fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) last year, tweeting that if he didn’t “clean up his act” he would have “standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen.” 

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