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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM

The Latest: Lawmakers frustrated after deputy AG briefing

Source: Associated Press



WASHINGTON

11:25 a.m.

House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign say they're frustrated at not getting answers.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo the president initially cited as justification for firing FBI Director James Comey. Michigan Republican Rep. Dave Trott says lawmakers pressed Rosenstein on the memo but he declined to respond.

Trott says Maryland Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings asked something like, "So you woke up one morning and decided to write a memo?"

Trott says Rosenstein answered that he didn't want to interfere with the independent investigation that will now be run by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.

Massachusetts Democratic congressman Seth Moulton says Rosenstein didn't "do a lot to bolster our confidence in him."



Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article151504272.html

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DonViejo May 2017 OP
SunSeeker May 2017 #1
burrowowl May 2017 #4
WhiteTara May 2017 #2
L. Coyote May 2017 #3
Mr. Ected May 2017 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:02 PM

1. What a GUILTY douchebag.

Although everyone is giving Rosenstein props for appointing Mueller, I'd say Rosenstein and Mueller have a conflict of interest. At this point, it looks like Rosenstein joined the coverup cabal, and should be among those Mueller is investigating.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Sat May 20, 2017, 04:02 AM

4. Yup!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:06 PM

2. case of CYA

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:40 PM

3. No surprise there. Mueller does not redeem his conspiracy to obstruct in firing Comey.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 09:53 AM

5. Or maybe Trump's role in the writing of the letter

Was actually, in itself, an act which clearly indicated obstruction of justice in its own right. Rosenstein, the consummate attorney, may be attempting to preserve the evidence for further investigative scrutiny.

Or maybe not. I'm certainly not a Rosenstein apologist. Truth is, this entire firing of Comey fiasco is a headscratcher from top to bottom. It just seems there's more at play here than what initially meets the eye.

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