Rod Rosenstein Unloads on James Comey in Blistering Speech (VIDEO)
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blasted fired FBI Director James Comey on Monday in a blistering speech to the Great Baltimore Committee.
Rosenstein hit back at Comey on Monday after the fired FBI Director took a shot at him in a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper.
Comey lashed out at Rosenstein last week and told Anderson Cooper that Trump eats people’s souls.
And Rosenstein responded…
“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,” Rosenstein said. “That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally, we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony.”
Rosenstein slammed Comey for usurping the DOJ in July of 2016 and exonerating Hillary Clinton in a press conference.
“The clearest mistake was the director’s decision to hold a press conference about an open case, reveal his recommendation and discuss details about the investigation, without the consent of the prosecutors and the attorney general,” Rosenstein said. “Then, he chose to send a letter to the Congress on the eve of the election stating that one of the candidates was under criminal investigation, expecting it to be released immediately to the public.”
Rosenstein added: “Those actions were not within the range of reasonable decisions. 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 also defended the memo he wrote recommending Trump fire James Comey.
NEW: Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defends Russia investigation handling, hits back at James Comey. "I would never have allowed anyone to interfere with the investigation." https://t.co/RT7QVKxtn3 pic.twitter.com/toFYKGYdWU
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This is just the beginning of the swamp turning on each other.
Inspector General Horowitz is set to release his report on his investigation into FISA abuses which will no doubt put Rod Rosenstein in the hot seat.
Rosenstein plotted to wear a wire and oust Trump via the 25th Amendment around the same time he signed the June 2017 FISA renewal application to spy on Carter Page.