White House Remains on Defensive After Firing FBI Director

US President Donald Trump (Photo Credit: AP)

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.

Read more of this report

Source: VOA News Online

(Visited 78 times, 1 visits today)
About Cholo Brooks 15837 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.