WHITE HOUSE — The White House on Thursday continued to defend its handling of the firing of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, amid investigations into connections between the president’s election campaign last year and Russian officials.
At the center of the scrutiny is whether the deputy attorney general of the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein, was instructed to draft a memo justifying the removal of FBI Director James Comey or whether he decided to write the document without direction.
Rosenstein was upset with suggestions made by the White House that his memo suggested he called for Comey’s firing, according to the Washington Post and ABC News.
White House officials on Thursday denied any such reaction by Rosenstein, telling reporters the veteran prosecutor came up with the memo on his own and not necessarily at President Donald Trump’s direction.
Source: VOA News Online