Deputy AG Knew Trump Would Fire Comey Before Memo
Wochit Headline News - Friday, 19 May 2017
According to NBC News, deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew Donald Trump was going to fire FBI chief James Comey before he completed a memo detailing his own concerns about the former FBI leader. Referring to a Justice Department attorney, Rosenstein said in a statement that was delivered to lawmakers, "I informed the senior attorney that the president was going to remove Director Comey, and that I was writing a memorandum to the attorney general summarizing my own concerns." In a meeting with members of Congress Friday, Rosentstein added that he respected Comey, but believed his handling of an investigation involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails went against regulations.
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