Since being fired as FBI Director, James Comey has found himself in a bad spot.
He has worked his entire career in government, and now that he’s out of it, his life has been turned upside down.
And things just got even worse after a new lawsuit dropped.
Just prior to getting fired as FBI Director, James Comey was caught up in a leaking scandal.
Multiple of his personal conversations with President Donald Trump were leaked in the early days of the presidency.
Comey admitted later that he asked a friend to leak the conversations for him, as he didn’t want to do it all on his own.
The reason for leaking those conversations was that Comey felt it would give enough motivation to allow the formation of a special counsel that would investigate Russia collusion during the 2016 election.
As everybody knows now, that was successful, and Comey almost certainly is happy with himself for that part.
But he may not be so happy about the lawsuit which was just dropped by the Daily Caller.
They are suing the Department of Justice for failing to produce records about the man who Comey relied on to leak the private conversations to the press.
The man Comey relied on is a Columbia University Professor named Daniel Richman.
He received four memos from the former FBI Director and leaked one of them to the New York Times.
The memo that was leaked outlines a conversation Trump had with Comey about ending the investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn, who many felt was being unfairly targeted.
It was meant to be a private conversation between Trump and Comey, but as it turns out, Comey didn’t care about that assumption.
That was something that President Trump likely should have caught onto just after getting into office.
He may have been too trusting of Comey.
But Comey himself has a shady past that should have brought up red flags.
First of all, he was appointed by former President Obama to his current position.
On top of that, he was the one who let Hillary Clinton go when she was under investigation for her private email server.
But Trump had at least some trust for him, which turned out to be a big mistake, which Trump eventually corrected when he fired Comey from his position as FBI Director.
The leaking was what ultimately caused Trump to fire Comey.
Daniel Richman, who Comey relied on as his leaker, was a long-time friend of the former FBI Director.
Comey had hired Richman as a Special Government Employee with the job of doing personal tasks for Comey, such as compiling talking points relating to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
That is why Richman was the man he trusted to pass off information about private conversations with the president, some of which contained classified information.
The lawsuit filed against the Justice Department is asking for all the information about the tasks Comey gave to his friend and trusted leader.
Do you think the Justice Department should release them?
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