Rosenstein Knew Comey Would Be Fired Before Memo: Sens.

Law360, Washington (May 18, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein thought that FBI Director James Comey was already heading out the door when he wrote a memo that was later used as justification for Comey's firing, senators said following a briefing Thursday.

Rosenstein made that comment to senators as part of a closed-door briefing that was scheduled at the start of this week following outcry from Democratic senators over Comey’s firing. The briefing came the day after Rosenstein took a step back from the center of the Russia controversy by appointing...
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