It appears that James Comey has lawyered up by hiring Patrick Fitzgerald to his legal team. That caused the following remark to appear on Twitter:
So a guy who ran a shady leak investigation and then charged a guy who didn’t leak is representing a guy who definitely leaked and then got rich off it? My irony meter just exploded. (Sean Davis, Twitter)
Are things going to heat up for the former FBI Director? Read this inside look.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
Former FBI Director James Comey has beefed up his legal team, hiring Patrick Fitzgerald, the former federal prosecutor who served as special counsel during the George W. Bush administration.
It is unclear why Comey has hired Fitzgerald, who is currently a partner at the law firm, Skadden Arps, according to Talking Points Memo, which broke the news.
Comey and Fitzgerald have been friends for decades. It was Comey, who in 2003, as deputy attorney general, appointed Fitzgerald special prosecutor to investigate the Bush White House over the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity to the press.
Fitzgerald’s investigation led to the prosecution of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, for obstruction of justice and perjury. President Donald Trump pardoned Libby on April 13.
Comey’s hiring of Fitzgerald could signal he expects legal problems stemming from an investigation being conducted by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General.
The OIG is investigating Comey’s handling of memos he provided to his friend, Daniel Richman, regarding conversations Comey had with President Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported April 20.
Comey, who Trump fired on May 9, 2017, gave Richman four memos — two of which contained classified information. Information in one of the memos was classified when Comey wrote the memo. The Justice Department retroactively determined that information in another memo was…..
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