President Donald Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, has just responded to James Comey’s Capitol Hill testimony.
Kasowitz in his statement stressed the fact that James Comey said that he leaked a memo to the media in order to prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor, with Kasowitz suggesting Comey should be investigated for this.
“…[I]t is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications. Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers,” Kasowitz said. “…We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.”
The president’s lawyer also directly contradicted what James Comey testified under oath: that President Donald Trump asked Comey for his loyalty. Kasowitz claims that this never happened.
“The President also never told Mr. Comey, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty’ in form or substance,” Kasowitz said. “Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those
who are serving in an administration…”
In addition, Kasowitz said that Comey confirmed today that the president is not under investigation personally, also highlighting the fact that Comey stated that Russia did not change any votes during the election.
“Contrary to numerous false press accounts leading up to today’s hearing, Mr. Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told the President privately: The President was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference,” Kasowitz said. “He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference.”
Marc Kasowitz is the private attorney of President Donald Trump. Kasowitz’s firm began representing Trump in 2001 in a case involving Trump’s Atlantic City casino troubles, and he has continued to work with Trump over the years. For instance, In 2006, Kasowitz filed a defamation lawsuit against an author who alleged that Trump’s net worth is less than $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Kasowitz also worked on a Trump University fraud case and worked to keep Trump’s divorce records sealed.