Looks like former FBI Director James Comey is lawyering up. He has hired U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (who is Comey’s close friend) as a personal lawyer.
Comey told the Chicago Sun-Times that Fitzgerald has been representing him ever since Trump’s firing him from his position with the FBI.
According to Comey, Fitzgerald is one of three people on Comey’s legal team. The other are David Kelley (who was previously a deputy U.S. attorney under Comey), as well as former federal prosecutor Dan Richman (who is now a professor at Columbia Law School).
Fitzgerald chose not to comment on his new role. However, he has allegedly been part of Comey’s team since May of last year.
Comey said his legal team helps him with “all the things you might need to talk to counsel about once you’re fired.”
News about Comey’s new legal team comes just days after the Justice recent Department’s announcement. They said they will be investigating whether or not Comey chose to leak information that is now “confidential.” This event came when Comey chose to share some memos regarding his interactions with President Trump with a friend.
In addition, according to The Hill, “Fitzgerald is reportedly the godfather of one of Comey’s children.”