Fired FBI Chief James Comey told reporters at his book signing Tuesday in Chicago he hired former US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald last year — around the time he was fired.
News broke earlier today that Comey had hired Fitzgerald.
Comey admitted last year during Congressional testimony that he leaked memos to his close friend Daniel Richman, a law professor at Columbia University, in order to push a special counsel against President Trump.
Richman announced in January of this year that he was now Comey’s lawyer.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported:
Ousted FBI Director James Comey told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday that his longtime friend and former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been on his legal team for nearly a year.
“He’s been representing me since I was fired,” Comey said at a Washington, D.C., reception Tuesday evening, signing copies of his book “A Higher Loyalty.”
FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity on Tuesday that Comey likely leaked the memos to his friend Patrick Fitzgerald.
It appears Jarrett nailed it.