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Comey said 'I deliberately leaked through an intermediary to create this counsel.

Fired FBI Director James Comey testifies before senate on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, said on Friday the recent testimony given by former FBI Director James Comey may provide enough evidence to show Comey broke federal law when he leaked to the press notes he had taken of conversations he had with President Donald Trump prior to being fired in May.

Yet by doing so, Comey provided Trump's defense team an opening to question his coziness with Mueller.

Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection indicates Comey's testimony suggests Mueller is already going beyond the narrow mandate of Acting Attorney General Rosenstein, and considering whether the President's discussion with him about General Flynn constitutes "obstruction". Kasowitz has declared Trump "completely vindicated" by Comey's assertion that he told the president he was not personally a target of the FBI's investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the election. "The President, I think, if he's willing to insist upon his position, that should also be made under oath". "And then, Sean, he goes under oath and says, "I did this to get a special counsel" - which by the way - is impaneled the next day!"

Stephanopoulos also pressed Sekulow on the "tapes" question and whether they'll be released (if they even exist).

Axios is reporting that Mueller hired Michael Dreeben, called the 'best criminal appellate lawyer in America, ' to work on a part-time basis for his team.

As to whether Trump could ever fire Mueller, that would be an issue the president would discuss with his advisers, Sekulow said.

However, Sekulow emphasized he thought it "completely conjecture and speculative, and I can't imagine that the issue would arise".

'Whether he would do it is ultimately a decision the president makes, ' the lawyer added.

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