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- Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey.
- Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the reasoning for Comey’s dismissal in May 2017.
- According to a New York Times report published Wednesday, McCabe wrote a memo expressing concern that Rosenstein could have provided cover to Trump by not mentioning Russia in the statement on Comey’s firing
- It was not immediately clear what Trump reportedly wanted Rosenstein to say about Russia in the statement that was used to justify Comey’s firing — but afterward, Trump claimed that Comey told him he was not personally under investigation in the Russia probe.
- The circumstances surrounding these events are part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was concerned about remarks Rod Rosenstein reportedly made regarding the justification for James Comey’s firing as director of the FBI.
After Comey was dismissed in May 2017, Rosenstein revealed that President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in the statement outlining reasons for Comey’s firing, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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