Trump's Personal Attorney Slams Comey, Suggests He Should Be Prosecuted For Leaking Memos

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jun 08, 2017 4:00 PM
Trump's Personal Attorney Slams Comey, Suggests He Should Be Prosecuted For Leaking Memos

Speaking to reporters at the National Press Club Thursday, President Trump's longtime personal attorney Marc Kasowitz issued a response to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. 

"Contrary to numerous false press accounts leading up to today’s hearing, Mr. Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told the President privately:  The President was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference.  He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference," Kasowitz said.

During his testimony Comey admitted to leaking a memo he wrote after a meeting with President Trump to a friend, who then gave it to the New York Times. Comey justified the action by saying he thought it would trigger the appointment of special counsel.

"I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but asked him to, because I thought that it might prompt the appointment of a Special Counsel. I asked a close friend of mine to do that," Comey said.

Kasowitz took notice, denied President Trump had demanded loyalty as Comey claimed in a written statement published before the hearing and implied Comey should be investigated along with others for improper disclosure of privileged information. 

"The President also never told Mr. Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in form or substance. Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration, and, from before this President took office to this day, it is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications. Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers," he said. "We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated."

Watch his full statement: