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Deputy AG Rosenstein wrote his report knowing it was going to be used as cover

For almost twenty-four hours, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s two-page “report” on James Comey stood as the preferred White House excuse for why FBI Director Comey was fired. Whether it was Sean Spicer, Sarah Sanders, Hope Hicks, or Mike Pence, Trump surrogates rushed out to say that, yes, Donald Trump really was firing James Comey over his treatment of Hillary Clinton during the email investigation and—notably—that the firing had “nothing to do with the Russia investigation.
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