June 9, 2017

LAUGHINGSTOCK:

Did Comey violate privilege by leaking memo? Trump's lawyer will reportedly file complaint (DEBRA CASSENS WEISS, 6/09/17, ABA Journal)

Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will reportedly file a complaint over the leaked memo, report NBC News, CNN, Fox News and Reuters. The stories are based on an anonymous source. According to Reuters, Kasowitz will file a complaint with the Justice Department's inspector general and will make a "submission" to the Senate Judiciary and Senate Intelligence committees.

But the memo does not appear to be illegal or to violate executive privilege, according to University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck in a Washington Post article. Other experts interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and ABC News agree with that view.

CNN also points out that the Justice Department has limited jurisdiction over former employees. If the department finds wrongdoing it can make a note in Comey's file to be used if he seeks employment there in the future.

The only apparent qualification required to work with Donald is that you be entirely unfamiliar with the Constitution and the law.

Posted by at June 9, 2017 1:01 PM

  

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