Deputy AG Rosenstein Stands by Decision to Fire Comey

21 July, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Franklin Nunez
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That specific memo recounted a conversation with Trump in which the president asked Comey if the FBI could drop its investigation into hia former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "We take confidentiality seriously, so when we have memoranda about our ongoing matters, we have an obligation to keep that confidential".

Rosenstein said he would not comment on that specific situation, which was his answer to a number of pointed questions about various topics.

Later, Trump said he believed that Comey showed him the dossier for leverage.

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"I made the decision to appoint Director Mueller based upon his reputation", Rosenstein told MacCallum, adding that, "if there were conflicts that arose, because of Director Mueller or anybody employed by Director Mueller, we have a process within the [Justice Department] to take care of that".

Comey wanted his side of the story to air out publicly, he later said during congressional testimony, in part to get a special counsel selected. Comey was overseeing that investigation, which was being carried out by the FBI. He then had a change of heart - and appointed Robert Mueller to special counsel to investigate whether the dismissal was an obstruction of justice.

Feinstein is the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is among the congressional panels pursuing Russian Federation investigations.

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Emails released by Donald Jr earlier this month showed that he had agreed to meet a year ago with a woman he thought was a Russian government lawyer with damaging information on his father's rival Hillary Clinton.

"I have not personally been involved in any decisions about who to hire".

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