Fox News' Catherine Herridge revealed on Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey's law professor friend, whom Comey used to leak information about his memos to the press, worked for the FBI over a year and a half and repeatedly defended Comey in media interviews during the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Records reviewed by Fox News showed that Daniel Richman was hired as a "special government employee," and answered directly to Comey. Fox News reports:
During this time, a review of media reports between July 2015 and February 2017 shows Richman gave multiple interviews defending Comey's handling of the Clinton email case, including the controversial decision to reopen the probe shortly before the presidential election. He was typically identified as a law professor, and sometimes as a policy adviser to Comey.
In a TV segment on Fox News, Herridge said in Richman's media interviews, in which he defended Comey, he was never identified as an FBI employee.
"Government transcripts also indicate Richman was sent talking points about the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation and why the case was different from other prosecutions for the mishandling of classified information," Herridge said.