Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with members of the House of Representatives this morning to discuss events related to the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey. Below is his statement to the House in full.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian election interference. Rosenstein's statement on Mueller's appointment and his order are included below. President Trump's statement is also included.
Senate Judiciary Committee Leadership Requests Briefing from DAG Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director McCabe
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein have requested a briefing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the full committee on matters related to the Russia investigation, among others. The letter requests that Rosenstein and McCabe contact the committee staff by 5pm today to schedule the briefing.
Grassley and Feinstein's letter is available here and below.
Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers have sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting a report on the role of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, citing Sessions' commitment to recuse himself from investigations into "any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." The letter is available
At the heart of President Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI Director Comey is a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Rod Rosenstein which lays out the grounds on which the decision was taken.