Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey admitted on Thursday that he was behind the leak of the memo of a conversation with President Trump to the media in order to “prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he described contemporaneous memos of his conversations with Trump, which the press reported on over the past month since his firing. One of the memos concerned a conversation with Trump in which he said the president asked him to back off an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey told Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) he showed copies of his memo to someone outside the Department of Justice. After Trump tweeted the week of Comey’s firing that Comey should hope there were no tapes, the former FBI chief said he woke up in the middle of the night and felt he needed to get his memo out “into the public square.”
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. So I asked a close friend of mine to do it.”
Indeed, two days after the New York Times reported on the memo, Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel on the Russia investigation by the Justice Department, the Hill reports.
It sounds like Comey wanted to hurt President Trump.
This is a major scandal that everyone needs to be made aware of before the liberal media tries to bury it!
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 8, 2017