Former FBI Director James Comey testifies about his firing by President Donald Trump during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi)

 

A day after ousted FBI Director James Comey’s explosive testimony about his meetings with President Donald Trump, the president’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, is planning to file a complaint against Comey, according to media reports.

CNN reports that Kasowitz is preparing a complaint to be filed to the U.S. Department of Justice over Comey’s decision to give a friend, Daniel Richman, a copy of the memos he took after meeting with the president, and in turn, having Richman give them to a reporter.

In response, Trump took to Twitter to declare Comey was “a leaker.”

Richman is a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and a current law professor at Columbia Law School. Richman did not return a call seeking comment.

Sources told CNN that Kasowitz could file the complaint as early as next week.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a rare open hearing on Russia’s interference in the U.S. election, possible collusion by the Trump campaign in that interference and Comey’s firing by Trump in early May. As senators took turns grilling Comey during the nearly three-hour hearing, he revealed several key details about interactions between himself and Trump, and his personal thoughts on what had transpired.

This is a developing story.