The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly handing over requested documents on Daniel Richman to the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees on Thursday.
Earlier in the month the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), sent out requests for records on Daniel Richman in a letter to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the linchpin of all Steinwalling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
From The Gateway Pundit:
President Trump destroyed Comey for omitting his memo-leaking friend worked for the FBI during his testimony to Congress.
President Trump: Look, Comey is a leaker and he’s a liar and not only on this stuff. He’s been leaking for years. He’s probably been using his friend the so-called professor who now turns out to have been FBI clearance, which he never said. He even lied about that because he never said that in Congress, he said he gave it to a friend.
From Fox News:
“The committees are aware James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), shared or instructed staff to share at least some portion of the memos he drafted memorializing his conversations with President Donald J. Trump (the Comey Memos) to an individual named Daniel Richman,” the letter read.
Fox News has reported that Richman, who works at Columbia University, previously worked as a “special government employee” for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis. The lawmakers said they wanted more information on that arrangement.
“To assist the committees in their oversight of this matter, please provide a copy of any nondisclosure agreement(s) signed by Richman with FBI, DOJ or any other entity of the federal government,” Gowdy and Goodlatte write.
Richman entered the fray last year as Comey’s contact for leaking memos documenting his private discussions with President Trump. Those memos are now part of an inspector general review over classified material in them.
Sources with knowledge of Richman’s status at the FBI said that he was assigned to “special projects” by Comey, complete with a security clearance and badge access to the building.
Though Richman’s file included the use of encrypted communications by terror suspects he was also sent talking points about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which is something the Congress wants to take another look at because there is enough evidence to declare that it was an intentionally botched investigation by the FBI.
The talking points tried to compare and contrast Clinton’s use of an unsecured personal server with other cases of breaches of classified materials, such as the case of retired General David Patreus who shared classified data with his mistress Paula Broadwell and the case against Sandy Berger who stole classified documents from the National Archives with respect to the 911 commission in an effort to spare the Clinton administration embarrassment for the way they handled of terrorism.
Comey told the Senate Intel Committee in a June 2017 testimony that he asked a ‘friend’ of his to leak a memo he kept regarding his conversation with President Trump to the New York Times.
Comey admitted this after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), asked him why he kept the memos. She then asked if he ever shared any of them outside the DOJ.
Richman confirmed to the Washington Examiner that he was Comey’s friend at Columbia. The New York Times referred to him as a “longtime confidant and friend of Mr. Comey’s.”
Author H.A. Goodman had a few things to say on his YouTube channel.