Former FBI director leaked his memos to Columbia Law professor

Daniel Richman teaches Federal Criminal Law

During his Senate hearing yesterday, James Comey said he showed copied of his memos to people outside of the Department of Justice after President Trump tweeted he hoped there were tapes of their conversations.

The former FBI director claimed he “needed to get that out into the public square […] so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter”.

The friend he is referring to is a professor at Columbia Law School, who he did not mention by name but was confirmed by Patch as Daniel Richman.

Senator Tom Cotton asked Comey if he would encourage the Dept. of Justice or the Columbia professor to release his memos to which he replied that he would.

The search for the Columbia Law professor was so agitated that the university tweeted that their site was temporarily down.

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