Former FBI director James Comey weighs in on his decision to leak documentation of his conversations with the president to the media:
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS: And finally, did you show copies of your memos to anyone outside of the Department of Justice?
COLLINS: And to whom did you show copies?
JAMES COMEY: The president tweeted on the Friday after I got fired that 'I better hope there's not tapes.' I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it didn't dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might a tape. My judgement was, I need to get that out into the public square. So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. I asked a close friend to do it.
QUESTION: Was that Mr. Wittes?
COMEY: No... It was a close friend who is a professor at Colombia Law School.