BREAKING. Deputy Attorney General to Brief Entire Senate on Comey Firing

Deputy Attorney General-designate, federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Via Politico:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief all senators on Thursday on the circumstances behind former FBI Director James Comey’s abrupt firing last week, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday.

The second-ranking DOJ official is facing increasing scrutiny on Capitol Hill for his role in Comey’s dismissal, which White House officials initially said was based on a three-page memo drafted by Rosenstein that laid out the rationale behind the firing.


Even though it’s behind closed doors, it should be interesting for the leaks that it generates. It was reported that Rosenstein had threatened to resign, even though Rosenstein has denied this via Justice Department spokesmen, he is likely to be questioned. And the Democrats are nearly universal in saying that Rosenstein’s credibility is linked to either appointing a special prosecutor or resigning.


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