On Friday, both CNN and Reuters news agency reported Kasowitz will file the complaint with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department’s inspector general.
Trump slammed Comey as a “leaker” Friday after the fired FBI director told the Senate hearing he gave a friend a written memo detailing a meeting he had with the president and asked the friend to give it to a reporter.
“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” Trump tweeted.
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “Didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel, so I asked a close friend of mine to do it.”
Comey didn’t say who his friend was during the hearing but Reuters later identified him as Columbia law school professor Daniel Richman.
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Kasowitz issued a statement following Comey’s testimony, saying the former FBI director admitted to “unilaterally and surreptitiously” disclosing “privileged communications” with Trump to the media.
Kasowitz will submit the formal complaint next week.