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herding cats

(19,527 posts)
Wed May 10, 2017, 10:34 PM May 2017

Deputy AG threatened to quit after being cast as impetus of Comey's firing...

Deputy AG threatened to quit after being cast as impetus of Comey's firing, which was already decided, official says




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Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, among others — that he was ready to move on Comey. First, though, he wanted to talk with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his trusted confidant, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, to whom Comey reported directly. Trump summoned the two of them to the White House for a meeting, according to a person close to the White House.

Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, among others — that he was ready to move on Comey. First, though, he wanted to talk with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his trusted confidant, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, to whom Comey reported directly. Trump summoned the two of them to the White House for a meeting, according to a person close to the White House.

The pair quickly fulfilled the boss’s orders, and the next day Trump fired Comey — a breathtaking move that thrust a White House already accustomed to chaos into a new level of tumult, one that has legal as well as political consequences.

Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey and that the president acted only on his recommendation, said the person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/how-trumps-anger-and-impatience-prompted-him-to-fire-the-fbi-director/2017/05/10/d9642334-359c-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html


Their excuses are crumbling around them. I'd like to mention here that firing Comey for the apparent reason that he made Trump mad for investigating his campaign, is not ok, and may well be impeachable. Don't get too excited -- we still have a VERY Republican Congress, but it's a start and a step.
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Deputy AG threatened to quit after being cast as impetus of Comey's firing... (Original Post) herding cats May 2017 OP
K & R..& thanks! furtheradu May 2017 #1
I think Bannon and Pence had more eyes on moving towards DK504 May 2017 #2
burr & warner just met with him. he's not quitting and he's not appointing a special prosecutor spanone May 2017 #3
What did Rosenstein think was going to happen? gratuitous May 2017 #4
Note he didn't quit. herding cats May 2017 #5

DK504

(3,847 posts)
2. I think Bannon and Pence had more eyes on moving towards
Thu May 11, 2017, 11:55 AM
May 2017

firing Comey than the Dumpster. I don't think he understands what is really happening.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
4. What did Rosenstein think was going to happen?
Thu May 11, 2017, 12:01 PM
May 2017

Apparently, President Trump made it quite clear in his meeting with Rosenstein and the recused Attorney General Sessions that he was upset with Director Comey and wanted a pretext or an excuse to fire him. Rosenstein, apparently quite sheltered away from all the coverage of how Trump conducts his affairs, agreed to put together a memo detailing Comey's sins. Rosenstein now wants to affect surprise that Trump would deflect his own responsibility for firing Comey onto Rosenstein? He's probably shocked, shocked! to find out that gambling is going on at Rick's Cafe Americain in Casablanca.

Spare me your cheap dudgeon, Mr. Rosenstein.

herding cats

(19,527 posts)
5. Note he didn't quit.
Thu May 11, 2017, 12:12 PM
May 2017

This is just him bellyaching over being hung out in the wind. My feeling is, he knew Trump was a snake when he picked him up. I don't want hear him bemoaning having been bitten after the fact.

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