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Comey admits to leaking fake news--Trump feels vindicated



by Joseph Earnest June 8, 2017


Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Former FBI director James Comey has publicly confessed he masterminded leaks to the media, and that he assured President Donald Trump that he wasn't under investigation.


Comey also admitted the Donald never directed him to halt a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials before Trump’s January 20 inauguration.

"Prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally," said Comey.

"During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance," Comey added.

During a Senate hearing, the fired FBI director confessed he asked a friend to share with the media the contents of memos he had written about his conversations with Trump, saying he thought the move would lead to the naming of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz suggested that Comey could be prosecuted for the release of "privileged information."

"Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified," Kasowitz said.

"We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leak should be investigated along with all those others being investigated," he added.

Trump has hired Kasowitz to handle matters related to various investigations of Russian interference in the U.S. president election, freeing his White House counsel to handle other government-related matters.   Add Comments>> 


Source: Radio Free Europe













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