Daniel Richman, the Columbia professor who leaked James Comey‘s memos to the New York Times, appears to have gone into hiding after it emerged that he was involved in the ‘leak’.
Comey testified on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had asked a friend at Columbia, Richman, to release the memo. The memo detailed how President Trump had asked him to end the investigation into General Mike Flynn. Richman is a former federal prosecutor who worked with Comey at the Columbia University in 2013.
According to the New York Post, Richman, the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, confirmed after the hearing that he was the friend in question and then disappeared.
After the hearing, Richman confirmed by e-mail to Mic and several other reporters that he was the “good friend” Comey referred to in his testimony, and then immediately left Brooklyn Heights home to avoid having to answer any more questions.
via NY Post:
Comey had just told a Senate Intelligence Committee that Richman was the conduit for the memo, which documented Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI’s probe into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
His Ivy League university’s Web site crashed as people nationwide frantically tried to find out more about the mysterious middle man suddenly thrust into the biggest story in the country.
But Richman had vanished from his Henry Street digs by midday, and family members, friends and neighbors wouldn’t answer doors or phone calls to shed any more light.
Richman is a former federal prosecutor who served as a chief appellate attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Richman also served as a consultant to the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury.