June 8, 2017
Former FBI director James Comey admits to leaking his own memos detailing conversations with President Trump in his recent testimony.
Comey leaked the memos through a law professor at Columbia University.
That professor has come forward since Comey’s Thursday morning Senate hearing to identify himself as Daniel Richman.
During the hearing, Senator Susan Collins asked Comey if he had shown copies of his memos to “anyone outside” of the Justice Department.
Comey replied, “yes,” saying he made the decision to do so after President Trump tweeted about possible audio recordings the day after he was fired.
However, that information seems to be inaccurate, because the memo was leaked to the New York Times May 11th and President Trump tweeted on the 12th.
Comey said he hoped to benefit from that leak.