May 19, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Rod Rosenstein defends Comey memo: "I stand by it"

Patrick Semansky / AP

The quote you'll want from Rod Rosenstein's remarks to the House and Senate on his memo:"My memorandum is not a legal brief; these are not issues of law. My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct; the Inspector General will render his judgment about that issue in due course. My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination. My memorandum is not a survey of FBI morale or performance. My memorandum is not a press release. It is a candid internal memorandum about the FBI Director's public statements concerning a high-profile criminal investigation. I sent my signed memorandum to the Attorney General after noon on Tuesday, May 9. I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it."Full remarks here.

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