The absolute nothingburger (for liberals) that former FBI director James Comey’s testimony ended up being yesterday can be epitomized no better than in the reaction of a bar full of Brooklyn hipsters watching:
Dead silence here in Brooklyn bar as patrons watch Comey's testimony. pic.twitter.com/VhZE2IFcOI
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) June 8, 2017
Apparently that’s the face you make when you’re tired of losing.
Anyway, Comey’s testimony ended up containing more damning information about Comey than it did Trump. In fact, as we reported yesterday, Comey himself may have admitted to breaking the law when it came to the leaking of his memo that the New York Times quoted in their explosive (and now we know, untrue) report that Trump had asked Comey to cease his investigation into Michael Flynn.Following his testimony, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz told the public that “today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally, and surreptitiously, made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president,” and that “We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.”
As it turns out – he works fast. As The Hill reported, President Trump’s outside attorney is planning on filing a complaint against fired FBI Director James Comey with the Justice Department over his handling of memos on his interactions with the president, CNN reported Friday.Sources tell CNN the complaint surrounds Comey’s testimony Thursday that as a private citizen he relayed the content of his memos about his interactions with Trump to a friend of his, and asked him to give the content to a reporter.
It is not yet known when Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz will file the complaints.
In a statement to the press on Thursday, Kasowitz said “selective and illegal leaks of classified information” are undermining the Trump administration.
“Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president,” he said.
The president voiced his frustrations with Comey early Friday morning, calling him a “leaker” and accusing of him of lying.
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
For Comey’s own sake, he better hope whoever investigates his actions does as good a job as he did investigating Hillary Clinton.