Trump on Comey 'leaks': 'Totally illegal? Very cowardly!'

Trump on Comey 'leaks': 'Totally illegal? Very cowardly!'
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President Trump early Sunday said former FBI Director James Comey’s “leaks” will be “far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible.”

“Totally illegal?” he asked in a tweet. “Very 'cowardly!'”


The comments come after Comey in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week said he leaked notes of his conversations with the president to the media through a friend in the hopes it would lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Comey said his decision was prompted by Trump’s suggestion, made on Twitter three days after his firing, that he may have secret recordings of their conversations — something the White House has neither confirmed nor denied. 

“My judgment was, I need to get that out into the public square,” Comey told the intelligence panel. “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. Didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

Comey, who was testifying under oath, said he is “sure” that special counsel Robert Mueller is now looking into whether Trump’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. 

Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, is reportedly preparing a leak complaint against Comey over his handling of memos on his interactions with the president.

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