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Rosenstein Routs “Partisan Pundit” Comey – Says Former FBI Director ‘Crossed The Line’


Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein flayed fired FBI Director James Comey in the latest edition of their ongoing spat.

Speaking on Monday at the Great Baltimore Committee Monday evening, Rosenstein discussed several topics, including his handling of the Russia investigation and his recommendation to President Trump to fire Comey, who Rosenstein called a “partisan pundit”

While discussing Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Rosenstein said that “while there are many issues in our line [of work] in which a range of decisions may be reasonable, there are bright lines that should never be crossed,” criticizing Comey’s decision to hold a July 2016 press conference in which he explained why Clinton would not face charges. He then slammed Comey’s 11th hour letter to Congress days before the 2016 election explaining that decision.

Those actions were not within the range of reasonable decisions,” said Rosenstein. “They were inconsistent with our goal of communicating to all FBI employees that they should respect the attorney general’s role, refrain from disclosing information about criminal investigations, avoid disparaging uncharged persons, and above all, not take unnecessary steps that could influence an election.”

Rosenstein stuck by his decision to recommend Comey’s firing – however he dinged the White House for how it went down, citing “confusing explanations” and saying “If I had been the decision maker, the removal would have been handled very differently, with far more respect and far less drama.

He added that President Trump “did not tell me what reasons to put in my memo.

“So I do not blame the former director for being angry,” said Rosenstein. “But now the former director is a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally, we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony.”

Rosenstein was referring to comments Comey made on a CNN Town Hall, telling host Anderson Cooper that Rosenstein was a person of accomplishment, but “not a person of strong character.” 

Rosenstein responded on Monday, saying that his soul and character “are pretty much the same today as they were two years ago.”

Is that to say that he would gladly wear a wire to spy on President Trump as part of a scheme to remove him under the 25th Amendment? Would he also sign a bunch of FISA warrant renewals on Carter Page based on a political dossier the FBI couldn’t corroborate?

Who knows, but this Comey-Rosenstein spat been highly entertaining to say the least.

via zerohedge


  1. ok so let’s say that Comey did not play little sissy boy kiss the butt to hilary clinton during his investigation of hillarys email scandal and when she passed gas into his nostrils it really did smell like roses so that would make comey the dumbest cop on the face of this earth and it makes his appointment to be the head of the FBI look like someone doing his family a favor by giving him a job to him to keep him off of welfare. Now he has one of the dumbest news people anderson cooper beleiving his lies and thinking that when comey passes gas it smells like roses and poor anderson is all googly eyed in admiration of comey. the butt sniffers are out in full bloom and to the left leaning news people and lying democrats it may smell like roses but to us seeking the truth it just stinks like you know what.

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