Friday, May 12, 2017

Rod Rosenstein Didn't Threaten To Quit, BUT He Did Press White House to Correct the Record on Comey Firing

As it turns out, it appears that Rossenstein didn't threaten to quit as reported by many. As it turns out, Trump Says He Decided to Fire James Comey Before Rod Rosenstein Letter:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pressed White House counsel Don McGahn to correct what he felt was an inaccurate White House depiction of the events surrounding FBI Director James Comey’s firing, according to a person familiar with the conversation.
Mr. Rosenstein left the impression that he couldn’t work in an environment where facts weren’t accurately reported, the person said. The deputy attorney general objected to statements by White House aides citing Mr. Rosenstein’s critical assessment of Mr.Comey’s job performance to justify the firing.
Mr. Rosenstein, who had been confirmed by the Senate just two weeks earlier, met with Mr. Trump on Monday, where they discussed Mr. Comey’s job performance. At the White House’s prompting, Mr. Rosenstein Tuesday wrote a memo to the president detailing his concerns about the director’s conduct.
In that letter, Mr. Rosenstein never expressly recommended that Mr. Comey be fired. --->
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