Senate Judiciary Committee asks for copies of leaked memos
Jun 10 2017 by Larry Hoffman
Former Federal Prosecutor and Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray discusses some of the unanswered questions relating to former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony, the independence of the FBI, and the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The most significant of the memos included one partially leaked to the New York Times, saying that Trump had asked Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Feinstein said she also believes the committee should hear from officials Comey said he spoke with about his interactions with Trump, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the acting director of the bureau.
Previously, Comey refused to turn over the memos to a number of congressional committees when asked to do so.
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"I hope you can let this go", Trump reportedly said to Comey, according to the memo - parts of which were read to the Times. Didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked a close friend to do it. ... His bio on Columbia's website lists him as an advisor to Comey, who worked as a NY prosecutor at the same times as Richman.
Richman's role in sharing details with a reporter of Comey's memo documenting his conversations with Trump will reportedly be addressed Monday, Politico and CNN reported on Friday.
Richman's Columbia law school biography describes him as a former federal prosecutor who has served as chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, and a consultant to the Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury. Others did not think his actions amounted to a leak.