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Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova said Friday that James Comey's recently released memos constitute a "lengthy suicide note" by the former FBI director.

"[Comey] has deceived Congress ... He has deceived the American people and I must say he has diluted himself," he said on "Hannity."

DiGenova said the memos show that he knew President Donald Trump was innocent of collusion during the 2016 election "from the very beginning."

Comey admitted last year that he'd given Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman his notes about conversations with the president to have them leaked to the New York Times.

DiGenova said he believes Comey will be charged over the leaks, and that right way to do so is through federal grand juries.

"That's the way the Hillary Clinton case should've been handled, but it wasn't," he said. "So now, we're going to see it done right."

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz added that trying to "lock up" the president will "come back and bite [Comey] in the rear end."

"You cannot unleash this weapon of expanding criminal law and targeting people without it coming back," he said.

DiGenova said that under senior Justice Department and FBI officials during the Obama administration, a "brazen plot" was allegedly planned to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton in her email scandal to help her win the 2016 election.

He added that the plan called for framing President Trump with crimes if Clinton lost.

"One administration leaving office used the intelligence community to spy on the presidential candidate of the other party," he said.

He called the alleged plot "the most significant political scandal in the history of this country."

Watch more from "Hannity" above, and read more about the leaked memos from James Comey.

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