A Comey-Sized Cloud Hanging Over FBI Director Confirmation

Tomorrow’s confirmation hearing for FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray will likely focus as much on his predecessor, James B. Comey, as on his own record.

The hearing could also be overshadowed by Trump’s tweet yesterday, reigniting the controversy over Comey’s firing.

“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!” Trump chirped, a claim that Comey’s friend and Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman — who disclosed details about one Comey memo to the press in May — denies.

“The guy is going to keep tweeting, and yes, to some extent that hangs over” Wray’s hearing, said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “But whether Trump tweets or doesn’t tweet, the Democrats are going to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Wray anyway.”

Read more from Kimberly Atkins at the Boston Herald

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