President Trump's Lawyer Responds To Comey's Testimony

in trump •  last year

President Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, will make a public statement in response to Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill. The statement is expected to begin around 2pm ET.

According to a leak, no pun intended, of Kasowitz' statement, Trump's lawyer will say that "The President also never told Mr. Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in form or substance." He will add that "Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration."

Kasowitz also attacks Comey for leaking "privileged communications" with Trump to the media as a retaliatory action.

The full statement is below:

I am Marc Kasowitz, President Trump's personal lawyer.

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. He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference.

Mr Comey's testimony also makes clear that the President never sought to impede the investigation into attempted Russian interference in the 2016 election, and in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the President told Mr. Comey it would be good to find out in that investigation if there were some 'satellite' associates of his who did something wrong." And he did not exclude anyone from that statement.

Consistent with that statement, the President never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey"let Flynn go." As he publicly stated the next day, he did say to Mr. Comey, "General Flynn is a good guy, he has been through a lot" and also "asked how is General Flynn is doing." Admiral Rogers testified that the President never "directed [him] to do anything ... illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate" and never "pressured [him] to do so." Director Coates said the same thing. The President likewise never pressured Mr. Comey.

The President also never told Mr. Comey, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" in form or substance. Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration, and, from before this President took office to this day, it 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.

Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President. The leaks of this privileged information began no later than March 2017 when friends of Mr. Comey have stated he disclosed to them the conversations he had with the

President during their January 27, 2017 dinner and February 14, 2017 White House meeting. Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified. He also testified that immediately after he was terminated he authorized his friends to leak the contents of these memos to the press in order to "prompt the appointment of a special counsel." Although Mr. Comey testified he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet, the public record reveals that the New York Times was quoting from these memos the day before the referenced tweet, which belies Mr. Comey's excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information and appears to entirely retaliatory. We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.

In sum, it is now established that there the President was not being investigated for colluding with the or attempting to obstruct that investigation. As the Committee pointed out today, these important facts for the country to know are virtually the only facts that have not leaked during the long course of these events.

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Comey should be indicted for leaking confidential information.

Whom we should trust..

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Great question... Probably no one...

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Everyone in that room has an agenda, and it's not the country thats for sure.

Is this zerohedge actual? Like Tyler Durden made a steemit account?

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No I'm just a big fan of Zerohedge and I try to take the best post of zerohedge and format it as a steemit post.

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So you earning steem and SBD by reposting somebody's else work? Not good.

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I'd be surprised the amount of work needed to reformat these article and I clearly state the source.

BTW this is what ZeroHedge itself is doing for 95% of their article.

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I know. I follow them for long time. But if I repost articles of New York times I wouldn't be using their name. Hope you see my point here. You pretending that you somebody you aren't.

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works for me :) fan of zerohedge too. thanks !

A clear case of he said , he said. Hopefully the new FBI director will be given true independence...

They need to lock Comey up for all his bs lately.

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