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    Possible Lawsuit Against Comey for Leaks 'Obstruction of Justice' - Congressman

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    Any effort by President Donald Trump's lawyers to file a legal complaint against former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey would constitute an obstruction of justice, US Congressman Ted Lieu stated via Twitter on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, Comey testified in a US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he shared the memorandum with a friend intending to leak it to the media after Trump tweeted about possible secret recordings of their conversations.

    "In response to Trump lawyer’s complaint against Comey: Since no legal basis for this complaint, it would constitute more Obstruction of Justice. Fun fact: WH [White House] Counsel for Nixon went to prison," Lieu, a Democrat from California, tweeted.

    Lieu was referring to reports that Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file a complaint with the Justice Department over Comey's leaking of memorandums about his conversations with the president.

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