Rod Rosenstein calls James Comey a “partisan pundit” looking to sell books and get speaking fees
The rats are running for cover and this is going to be fun to watch. After two years of the Obama deep state waging war on President Trump. Now it is their turn to be exposed. Rod Rosenstein who discussed taping President Trump and invoking the 25th amendment struck back at former (thank God) FBI Director James Comey calling him a “partisan pundit” looking to sell books and get speaking fees.
Rosenstein, who authored the memo that the Trump administration initially held up as the reason for Comey’s firing, said that the president did not tell him what to put in that memo. And he said that though he didn’t dislike Comey — “On the contrary, I admired him personally,” Rosenstein said — the former FBI director crossed certain “bright lines” that were “not within the realm of reasonable decisions.”
“I would be the last one to condemn anyone for a judgment call,” Rosenstein said in remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee’s annual meeting. “These jobs are difficult. They involve choices that invite criticism.”
Rosenstein said clearly the “biggest mistake” the Former (thank God) FBI Director made was to make personal recommendations about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email servers where he discussed “details about the investigation without the informed consent of the prosecutors and the attorney general.” He also criticized Comey for his letter to lawmakers in the 2016 campaign’s final days informing them Clinton’s email investigation had been reopened.
Several weeks ago, Comey penned an op-ed in The New York Times ripping into Attorney General William Barr and accusing Barr and others in Trump’s administration of lacking the “inner strength” to stand up to the president and that Trump “eats your soul in small bites.” In a televised town hall last week, Comey described Rosenstein to CNN’s Anderson Cooper as a person “of accomplishment but not real sterling character, strong character.”
“That is disappointing,” Rosenstein shot back Monday. “Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors.”
Rosenstein did take exception with the way Comey was fired having to see it on TV and he said he wished it would have been carried out with ” far more respect and far less drama. ”
Rosenstein went on to say in the interview.“So I do not blame the former director for being angry. I would be too if I were in his shoes.” “But now the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. I kid you not.”
The next few months are going to be very interesting as Attorney General William Barr has appointed an U.S. Attorney to look into the origins of the Mueller investigation. Now we will see if the originators of the coup attempt include Comey and Rosenstein. For sure Comey was the lead spy. That is why he is working so hard to establish a narrative to protect himself.
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