News Alert: Analysis: The Justice Department’s case for firing James Comey, annotated

FBI Director James B. Comey’s dismissal came after newly installed Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein made the case for it, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed, and President Trump ultimately made the decision, according to letters released Tuesday night. Rosenstein’s letter makes the case for Comey’s ouster using a slew of newspaper quotes and op-eds from former law enforcement officials. The letter doesn’t add much to the public record or suggest extensive behind-the-scenes fact-gathering; it’s basically a summary anyone could have written in an afternoon — which is exactly what some skeptics are alleging.

 
Democracy Dies in Darkness
 
 
News Alert Tue., May. 09, 2017 8:42 p.m.
 
 
Analysis: The Justice Department’s case for firing James Comey, annotated
FBI Director James B. Comey’s dismissal came after newly installed Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein made the case for it, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed, and President Trump ultimately made the decision, according to letters released Tuesday night. Rosenstein’s letter makes the case for Comey’s ouster using a slew of newspaper quotes and op-eds from former law enforcement officials. The letter doesn’t add much to the public record or suggest extensive behind-the-scenes fact-gathering; it’s basically a summary anyone could have written in an afternoon — which is exactly what some skeptics are alleging.
Read more »
Advertisement
 

Related posts