Today on Capital Hill, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a senate committee that he knew FBI Director James Comey would be fired by President Trump prior to submitting his memo to the president suggesting Comey be removed from the FBI’s top position.
Rosenstein’s appearance comes one day after he named a special prosecutor to spearhead the Russia probe that Comey was leading before being fired.
When the briefing was over, Democrats emerged boasting that Rosenstein revealed that President Trump’s decision preceded his letter.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters after the briefing that Rosenstein did find Comey’s actions “inappropriate” with regard to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.
During a press conference today, President Trump said Rosenstein’s memo played an instrumental role in his decision to fire Comey, but that other factors were considered as well.
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