Daniel Richman gave $250 to Rep. Elizabeth Esty‘s campaign in 2011. That’s the only campaign donation in excess of $100 recorded by OpenSecrets.org for the Columbia Law professor who leaked former FBI Director James Comey’s memos to the New York Times.
Esty, a Democrat representing Connecticut’s 5th district, had this to say about Comey’s testimony on Facebook:
Maybe the fact that Comey himself leaked memos he admitted (a) at least one time were written on a classified laptop; (b) he asked Richman, a personal friend, to leak to keep himself out of the news “for a variety of reasons”; (c) in the hopes that a special counsel would be appointed; are not relevant here.
Because Esty didn’t mention any of it.
But she did take Richman’s money.