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Rosenstein, Sessions discussed firing
Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes

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Posted By: earlybird, 12/3/2019 5:57:05 PM

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly said that he discussed the firing of former FBI Director James Comey with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in late 2016 or early 2017, according to a new batch of documents released in relation to former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into election interference. The documents, released due to a CNN and BuzzFeed lawsuit, totaled 295 pages of witness memoranda and notes from FBI interviews that were part of the special counsel's probe. President Trump fired Comey in 2017, saying that he was acting on recommendations from Sessions and Rosenstein. Mueller's probe began in response to Comey's dismissal.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 12/3/2019 6:04:23 PM (No. 251895)
Commentary from Mark Wauck: Before either Sessions or Rosenstein were ever confirmed for the AG and DAG positions, they began discussing the removal of disgraced former FBI Director James Comey. Those discussions took place in late 2016 or early 2017. Rosenstein (and presumably Sessions) was disturbed by Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, believing that Comey had violated pretty much all of the DoJ rules and established procedures in handling that case. Rosenstein consulted with various DoJ officials who all shared the same opinion and even began sounding out people who might replace Comey. However, he stopped doing so when President Trump expressed public confidence in Comey. The bottom line is that Rosenstein as well as Sessions believed that Comey should be fired for cause and made that issue one of the earliest topics they considered before being confirmed. https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2019/12/on-predication-and-being-weasel.html So Comey’s misdeeds and potential removal were serious DoJ topice before President Trump was even inaugurated!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 12/3/2019 6:07:26 PM (No. 251897)
But wait, there’s more - Mark Wauck continues: Here is Rosenstein's account of that: Rosenstein also recalled being invited late 2016 or early 2017 to Sessions' senatorial office for coffee. During this conversation, Rosenstein told Sessions he was friends with Comey but believed there should be a change in FBI management because the FBI's reputation had been damaged "because of 2016." Rosenstein agreed with Sessions it would be "appropriate to have a fresh start." Note that Rosenstein appears to present the Comey firing issue as his own idea.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 12/3/2019 6:13:33 PM (No. 251900)
Still think Rosenstein is a snake, a particularly dangerous snake....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne 12/3/2019 6:26:40 PM (No. 251905)
I honestly wonder if Jeff Sessions actually showed up for work as Attorney General.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/3/2019 7:28:13 PM (No. 251933)
Oh please … ,,, ,,, As the reckoning approaches the BS comes out FAST. Please America turn these people into defendants.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/4/2019 12:35:52 AM (No. 252087)
Lately, talk is dirt cheap.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy 12/4/2019 4:46:09 AM (No. 252162)
Sessions was new in the AG office & they took advantage of him , Big Time!
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