Regular cable news viewers might recognize Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, from his many appearances on Fox News. This morning, he appeared on ABC’s This Week to speak as a member of President Trump‘s legal team about the James Comey testimony.
He blasted the “unprecedented” Comey leak and noted to George Stephanopoulos that even some Democrats were shocked that Comey had his memo leaked.
Stephanopoulos asked him directly––given that Trump accused Comey of perjury––if the FBI should “pursue perjury charges against James Comey.”
Sekulow said in response, “James Comey has made misstatements to the House and Senate on multiple times during the investigation into Secretary Clinton.”
He brought up an answer Comey gave about Jeff Sessions‘ decision to recuse himself––something the DOJ subsequently fired back on––and then said this:
“I’m going to lay it on as I would look at it as a lawyer if I was preparing a Supreme Court case. And I think that James Comey’s credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions during the Clinton investigation and here… I think it raises serious issues.”
You may also remember that back in May, when Comey was still the FBI director and answered questions about the Clinton email investigation, the FBI later had to send a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee to clarify a few things.
Stephanopoulos also pressed Sekulow on the “tapes” question and whether they’ll be released (if they even exist). Sekulow said, “The president said he is going to address the issue of the tapes, whether the tapes exist or not, next week.”
When Stephanopoulos asked if Trump would fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sekulow said he wouldn’t speculate on what the president will do.
Watch above, via ABC.
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