Periods And Rosenstein Discussed Firing Comey Remaining Wintry Weather

| AP Photo Sessions and Rosenstein discussed firing Comey last winterDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) first discussed removing James Comey as FBI director last winter, even before Sessions was confirmed as attorney general, Rosenstein told lawmakers Friday.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made his comments while briefing all House members on his role in last week’s firing of James Comey.
“In the House briefing, Rosenstein defended his decision to write last week’s memo blasting Comey’s handling of the email investigation.
Rosenstein made his comments while briefing all House members on his role in last week’s firing of Comey, a day after meeting with senators on the same topic.
During the presidential campaign, Sessions criticized the then-FBI director — but for the opposite reasons cited by Rosenstein in a controversial three-page memo laying out the rationale for firing Comey.

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