After Comey was dismissed in May 2017, Rosenstein revealed that President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russian Federation in the statement outlining reasons for Comey's firing, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. After the firing, the White House released a letter from Rosenstein detailing what he viewed was Comey's mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email case, which the deputy attorney general believes was unfair to the former secretary of state. And, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contents of the letter, it conveyed Trump's displeasure that Comey would not say publicly what he had told the president three times privately: that the FBI's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election was not focused on him.
The president has said at least twice that Comey's firing in May 2017 was related to the FBI's investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. Mr. Rosenstein played a key role in the dismissal, writing a memo that rebuked Mr. Comey over his handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton.
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In the confidential memo, McCabe described a conversation he had with the deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, in which the pair discussed another memo criticising Comey, according to a source quoted by The Associated Press on Wednesday. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump told the Russians. Those aides surely will have been interviewed by the time special counsel Robert S. Mueller III completes his reports. McCabe asserts that Comey knew he authorized the media disclosure, and Comey claims otherwise. There's been some reporting that the leaks were coming from current or former federal investigators in NY, whom, it's been speculated, have remained close to Rudy Giuliani. If Trump fired James Comey over the investigation, that would very likely constitute obstruction of justice.
By the inspector general's telling, in seeking to advance his own interests, McCabe authorized two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to talk to the Wall Street Journal about a story he believed would cast him as standing in the way of a probe of Hillary Clinton's foundation. Maybe I'll expand that - you know, I'll lengthen the time because it should be over with. Comey's interview, while significant, does not indicate prosecutors have reached any conclusions, and people familiar with the process said it is not surprising given the allegations McCabe faces.
Giuliani himself bragged on Fox News that he had an advance warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the Comey letter to Congress.