Trump Blasts Comey's 'Leaks' as 'Totally Illegal,' 'Cowardly'

Also says ex-FBI director's leaks 'far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2017 8:41 AM CDT
Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in as he prepares to testify about conversations with President Trump, before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Trump again referred to James Comey's "leaks" in Sunday's Twitterstorm, part of which went thusly: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the former FBI director admitted last week that he helped leak a memo on Trump to a reporter, and the Hill notes that Trump's lawyer may be preparing legal action against Comey over the leak. Per the AP, Comey contends that information was not classified or otherwise protected. (Next up before the Senate panel: AG Jeff Sessions.)

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