Congress remains clueless regarding the identity of the person who directed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to write a memo criticizing former FBI Director James Comey. The memo, which listed Comey’s many failures while he headed the FBI, including his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, likely led to his dismissal.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), a ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, was asked on ABC’s “This Week” by host George Stephanopoulos to explain why Rosenstein did not disclose who told him to write that memo. Cummings had no answers and instead told Stephanopoulos to ask Rosenstein himself.
Even though the White House initially said that the memo was a reason for Comey’s firing, Rosenstein told lawmakers last week that it was not “a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination.”
Rosenstein explained last then, “My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct; the inspector general will render his judgement about the issue in due course.”
Trump later told NBC that firing Comey was basically a done deal. “I was going to fire him regardless of recommendation,” said Trump.
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