Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hit the Obama administration and former FBI Director James Comey in a private speech last night, according to Fox News.
Rosenstein was speaking at the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association in New York where he criticized the Obama administration’s response to Russian hacking that occurred in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
“The previous Administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” he said.
Rosenstein also called out Comey for notifying Congress of the Russia collusion investigation at the height of the 2016 election.
“The FBI disclosed classified evidence about the investigation to ranking legislators and their staffers,” he said. “Someone selectively leaked details to the news media. The FBI director [Comey] announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges. Then the former FBI director alleged that the president pressured him to close the investigation, and the president denied that the conversation occurred.”
“So that happened,” he joked.
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