Updated at 4:10 p.m. ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress that he knew President Trump planned to fire FBI Director James Comey before he wrote a memo that the White House has cited to justify the termination. "On May 8, I learned that President Trump intended to remove Director Comey and sought my advice and input. Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader," Rosenstein said in his opening comments in private briefings with both the House and Senate this week, according to a statement he released. (The next day, May 9, the president fired Comey , and the White House cited Rosenstein's memo to justify that decision.) "In one of my first meetings with...
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Rosenstein On Comey Memo: 'I Wrote It. I Believe It. I Stand By It'