Two top Republicans are demanding information from the Department of Justice about Daniel Richman, the Columbia Law School professor and friend of former FBI Director James Comey who leaked Comey’s unflattering memos about President Trump to the press, reports The Washington Examiner.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., ordered the Department of Justice to reveal the terms of Richman’s service with the FBI, where he worked at one time as a “special government employee,” according to the bureau.
Gowdy and Goodlatte want the details of Richman’s service, including “any records that captured Richman’s entry and exit to FBI space,” his security clearance level, emails, and other communications to FBI employees and time and attendance records.
Richman is now serving as Comey’s lawyer.
Comey is accused of leaking classified information in the memos to Richman, but Comey denies that the information was classified at the time. Comey gave the memos to Richman and asked him to leak it to the media after Comey was fired in May 2017.
The Department of Justice is investigating whether the information was classified when Comey gave it to Richman. If it turns out that the information was classified, Comey could be facing criminal charges from the FBI over risking national security especially when he was the Director of the FBI.
All of this talk about the memos really began when Comey decided to release his new book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” and began his national tour touting his lies he has continued to spread over and over again about the Trump administration and his relationship with President Trump.