A former federal prosecutor slammed James Comey’s recently released memos as a “lengthy suicide note” and believes the former FBI director will be prosecuted.
“I don’t think that there’s any doubt that these 15 pages of James Comey’s notes constitute a suicide note, a lengthy suicide note,” Joe diGenova, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia said on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Friday.
“He has deceived Congress,” he added. “He has deceived the American people and I must say he has deluded himself.”
DiGenova noted that it is “quite obvious” that President Trump is innocent and the “collusion theory” that he conspired with the Russian government to secure the 2016 election “has been ridiculous from the very beginning.”
The memos show that Comey knew Trump was innocent of collusion “from the very beginning,” but he hid that from Congress and the American people, diGenova suggested.
“As he goes on this ridiculous tour,” he added, referring to Comey’s promotional book tour in support of his newly-released memoir, “he is destroying the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
DiGenova told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he has spoken with “the rank and file” in the bureau’s headquarters who are “very, very disappointed and very angry” over Comey’s actions.
The Trump legal confidant, who was briefly considered for the position of the president’s lead personal attorney on the Russia probe, replacing John Dowd, believes Comey will be charged over leaking his notes about conversations with the president.
He also noted that federal grand juries would be the correct way to handle that moving forward.
“That’s the way the Hillary Clinton case should’ve been handled, but it wasn’t,” diGenova said. “So now, we’re going to see it done right.”
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who was also a guest on Hannity’s show, agreed adding that trying to “lock up” the president will “come back and bite [Comey] in the rear end.”
“You cannot unleash this weapon of expanding criminal law and targeting people without it coming back,” he said.
DiGenova slammed the “brazen plot” under Obama administration’s senior Justice Department and FBI officials to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and help her win the 2016 election.
“One administration leaving office used the intelligence community to spy on the presidential candidate of the other party,” he said, adding that the alleged plot is “the most significant political scandal in the history of this country.”
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