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Deputy AG Rosenstein 'frustratingly cautious' in House briefing

Deputy AG Rosenstein 'frustratingly cautious' in House briefing

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the number-two Republican in the Senate and a member of its Intelligence committee, said after the briefing that he told Rosenstein he was anxious about the committees stepping on the FBI's toes. Mr. Trump has denied any collusion and called the case a waste of money and time.

Trump referred to Comey's testimony at a recent Capitol Hill hearing, after which the Justice Department ended up having to amend part of his testimony regarding last year's probe of Hillary Clinton's email practices. "There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself and the Russians, zero, " Trump said at a White House press conference with a visiting foreign leader.

He went a bit into the dramatic events that led to Comey's ouster, and repeated his statement that he knew Comey was going to get fired before he wrote it.

President Trump told Russian officials that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has reportedly identified a current White House official as "a significant person of interest, "The Washington Post reports".




He reiterated his judgments from the May 9 memo, saying Comey mishandled the Clinton email investigation. Comey came out with a public statement in July where he castigated Clinton for her 'extreme carelessness'.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was returning to the Capitol on Friday for another closed-door session, this time with all members of the House. Trump said as recently as Thursday that he acted on a "very strong" recommendation from Rosenstein, but Rosenstein made it clear to Congress that he drafted his memo only after Trump told him of his plans to dismiss the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. But lawmakers indicated after the Rosenstein briefings that the special counsel-led probe will look at all these factors. The career official had a reputation for integrity and bipartisan backing.

Because of Mueller's wide scope in the Russian probe, Rosenstein referred several of the senators' questions to the new special counsel, frustrating numerous senators who wanted to learn more. There never has been, and never will be, any political interference in any matter under my supervision in the United States Department of Justice. Mueller was tapped for that post the day after another report from The Times, subsequently confirmed to NPR by two sources, that Trump had asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

GOP Rep. Mike Conaway, who is leading the House Intelligence committee's Russian Federation investigation, said Mueller's appointment would not affect their investigation either.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told reporters afterward that Rosenstein revealed new information about the letter he penned, which Trump cited to justify Comey's firing. Whether it was Sean Spicer, Sarah Sanders, Hope Hicks, or Mike Pence, Trump surrogates rushed out to say that, yes, Donald Trump really was firing James Comey over his treatment of Hillary Clinton during the email investigation and - notably - that the firing had "nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation".


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