Lev's a crook
which makes me trust his instincts in the matter even more.
Having seen what happened to another individual who was inconvenient to the Administration and was held in Bill Barr's custody, he felt his best shot was going public.
I think he made the right call.
An interesting thing is his story about how the WH "released" a couple of their lawyers to represent him and they proceeded to work against bail and tell him to dummy up.
More interesting as to why the DoJ moved on Lev and Igor in the first place.