Tag: Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein Slams “Partisan Pundit” Comey, Says He Deserved to be Fired

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein slammed disgraced former FBI Director James Comey yesterday in a speech, calling him a “partisan pundit” and criticizing him for “selling books and earning speaking fees.

Speaking to business leaders in Baltimore, the Rosenstein referenced Comey’s recent op-ed in which he claimed the former Deputy Attorney General’s soul had been “eaten” by President Trump.

“Now the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul,” Rosenstein said.

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“I kid you not. That is disappointing,” he continued.

Rosenstein also said while he “admired” Comey in the past, his handling of the Clinton email investigation was egregious and his firing was “reasonable under the circumstances.”

“The clearest mistake was the director’s decision to hold a press conference about an open case, reveal his recommendation and discuss details about the investigation, without the consent of the prosecutors and the attorney general,” Rosenstein said. “Then, he chose to send a letter to the Congress on the eve of the election stating that one of the candidates was under criminal investigation, expecting it to be released immediately to the public.”

He continued, “Those actions were not within the range of reasonable decisions. They were inconsistent with our goal of communicating to all FBI employees that they should respect the attorney general’s role, refrain from disclosing information about criminal investigations, avoid disparaging uncharged persons, and above all, not take unnecessary steps that could influence an election.”

Desperate Comey Pens Op-ed, Says Trump “Eats Your Soul in Small Bites”

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey released an op-ed today titled, “How Trump Co-Opts Leaders Like Bill Barr” where he takes aim at President Trump and his influence over members of his administration.

Specifically, Comey couldn’t grasp how someone as “bright and accomplished” as Barr could defend the president. He also questioned how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could thank President Trump in his recent resignation letter.

“Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them,” Comey writes. “But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein.”

He continues, “Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.

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Rosenstein Defends Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended Attorney General William Barr’s handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia collusion hoax.

Rosenstein told the Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the release of the report that Barr was “being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre.”

“It would be one thing if you put out a letter and said, ‘I’m not going to give you the report,’” Rosenstein said. “What he said is, ‘Look, it’s going to take a while to process the report. In the meantime, people really want to know what’s in it. I’m going to give you the top-line conclusions.’ That’s all he was trying to do.”

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Rosenstein called on the public to have “tremendous confidence” in Barr and declined to comment on how the review of the report was going.

Fox News writes: Rosenstein, 54, told the Wall Street Journal he hopes to begin a new job toward the end of the summer. Earlier this year, Trump announced he will nominate Jeff Rosen to replace Rosenstein deputy attorney general. President Trump has threatened to fire Rosenstein, who said he stayed in his position at the Department of Justice “at Barr’s request” saying, “For me, it’s a real privilege.”

Breaking: Mueller Report Completed, Delivered to AG Barr

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his Trump-Russia report to Attorney General William Barr, who expects to send a summary of the report to Congress as early as this weekend.

“I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend,” Barr wrote in a letter to Congress.

Fox News reports:

The report was delivered earlier Friday afternoon to the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office and it was delivered to Barr’s office within minutes, a senior DOJ official told Fox News. The White House was notified that the DOJ had received the report around 4:45 p.m., before lawmakers on Capitol Hill were informed.

Both Barr and Rosenstein have seen the report, according to a senior DOJ official.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reacted to the news and tweeted, “The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.”

Earlier today, Trump told reporters that the release of Mueller’s report was “going to be very interesting.  But we’ll see what happens.  There was no collusion.  There was no obstruction.  Everybody knows it.  It’s all a big hoax.  It’s — I call it the witch hunt.  It’s all a big hoax. So we’ll see what happens.  I know that the Attorney General, highly respected, ultimately will make a decision.”