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Saturday, February 09, 2019

The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey's former deputy. Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him to rationalise Comey's dismissal, which is now the subject of inquiries into whether Trump obstructed justice.



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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-08 09:00 PM | Reply


From what I hear from friends at DOJ, McCabe may be in for a stay at the grey bar motel. He might need the $$ from his book to pay for his defense if DOJ decides to press charges.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-08 09:24 PM | Reply

What is really strange about Mr McCabe's firing is that about a year earlier, this happened:

Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

... Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe's previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move. ...

You really need a scorecard to keep track of all this...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-08 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In twenty years there will be entire sections of libraries dedicated to the 'tell-all' books from the Trump era.


#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-09 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Either the information in the memo justified the firing, or it did not. If it did, he is now complaining that he was 'made' to do his job - if so, pathetic.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-02-09 04:48 PM | Reply

Another nothingberder reason to investigate Hillary...

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-09 04:54 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Either the information in the memo justified the firing, ...

If Dep AG Rosenstein thought the memo Pres Trump told him to write was an after-the-fact rationalization, that hardly sounds like he thought the memo justified the firing.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-09 05:11 PM | Reply

Either the information in the memo justified the firing, or it did not. If it did, he is now complaining that he was 'made' to do his job - if so, pathetic.


Trump said he didn't rely on the memo, he was going to fire Comey anyway because he wanted to end the "Russia thing". I guess you think politicians should be able to fire any cops who have the audacity to investigate them. Because politicians would never break the law, right?

#8 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-10 12:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since he disagreed with the firing and thought writing a memo would be wrong, he courageously refused the President's order and resigned and immediately went to the press with his misgivings.

I'm actually picturing him sniffing and sobbing while Trump stands over him with a bloody baseball bat like in some gangster movie.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-10 05:48 PM | Reply

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