President Donald Trump’s lawyer said Friday he would file a complaint against fired FBI Director James Comey over statements made during a Senate hearing.
The complaint from Marc Kasowtiz could be filed with the Justice Department as early next week.
The document will focus on the revelation that Comey asked a friend to leak notes he took of his private conversations with the president. The friend was to deliver the notes to a reporter.
That’s according to someone close to the legal team who agreed to speak ahead of the filing on condition that the person’s name remained anonymous.
Kasowitz said Thursday after Comey’s appearance before a Senate panel in a statement that “We will leave it to the appropriate authorities” to determine whether the leaks warranted investigation.
Comey told the panel he leaked the memos after reading a tweet from the president that read “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversation before he starts leaking to the press!”
He testified that he had written down details of a meeting he had with Trump after the fact. Comey said they discussed Michael Flynn, who had been fired as national security adviser after concerns about his ties to Russia. A federal investigation of those ties was underway at the time.
A memo Comey had written said the president told him, “I hope you can let this go.”
The president abruptly dismissed Comey on May 9.
Trump’s team of attorneys was also expected to file a submission with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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