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Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press onShow More Summary

Mueller Interviews His Boss on Russia Investigation

The Wall Street Journal reports Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Trump’s firing of James Comey. “The interview, which occurred in June or July, presents the unusual situation of investigators questioning the person directly overseeing [...]

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Robert Mueller's investigators interviewed Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia investigation

Robert Mueller's investigative team interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of their ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. A report from The Wall Street Journal...Show More Summary

Mueller’s team has interviewed Deputy AG Rosenstein over Trump’s decision to fire Comey: report

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reports. Rosenstein was tapped to oversee the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian meddling...

Trump’s Secret Letter

On May 11, two days after he fired FBI Director James Comey, President Trump admitted that the White House’s initial story about the firing—that it was prompted by a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein—was bogus. Trump told...Show More Summary

The real reason Donald Trump fired James Comey is in Robert Mueller's hands

When Donald Trump set out to fire FBI Director James Comey, he first pulled in Attorney General Jefferson Sessions and Deputy AG Ron Rosenstein to create a report on how Comey had actually been too harsh to Hillary Clinton. Then, using...Show More Summary

US Deputy Attorney General Warns About the Right-Wing Terror Threat Trump Ignores

Last week I reported on concerns among US law enforcement and security leaders about a rising threat of domestic right-wing terrorism. For some, those fears were only exacerbated by President Donald Trump’s equivocating response to the deadly attack earlier this month by a neo-Nazi in Charlottesville, Virginia. As one top US official told me, Trump’s handling […]

Deputy Attorney General Trots Out All Sorts Of Silly Analogies About 'Intellectual Property'

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've always had difficulty understanding why copyright or trademark law should even have "criminal" components to them. It seems fairly obvious that they can be handled easily enough with civil actions, without involving law enforcement. Show More Summary

Deputy Attorney General Walks Back Attorney General's Threat To Journalists

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Because this administration rarely seems to agree with itself, another recent pronouncement is being rolled back by someone within the same agency that made statements to the opposite effect only days earlier. Let me explain: On Friday,...Show More Summary

Chaffetz on Rosenstein Going After Leakers: He Has 'Absolutely Zero Credibility'

Former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has absolutely zero credibility on addressing the issue of leakers.

Did Rod Rosenstein tamp down suspicions about the lack of constraint on the Mueller investigation?

On "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, Chris Wallace interviewed Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel. Here's the part of the interview that deals with the suspicion some people have that perhaps Mueller is inadequately constrained and out to take down President Trump. Show More Summary

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That’s a relief. “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Sunday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not targeting journalists as it clamps down on leaks in the administration. ‘The attorney general has been very clear that we’re after the leakers, not the journalists,’ he said.” This won’t come as much relief to the White House. “Rosenstein said […]

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein: Trump has not directed feds to investigate Clinton

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

President Trump may call for investigations of certain people on Twitter, including Hillary Clinton, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein is setting the record straight. Read morements

Is DOJ Going Soft On Leaks?

(John Hinderaker) This morning on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the administration’s determination to stop leaks, including criminal leaks that damage national security. The key question...Show More Summary

Reporters Not Being Pursued in Leak Investigations, Justice Dept. Says

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, clarified the department’s position two days after he declined to answer the question at a news conference.

Deputy Attorney General: Trump Has Not Directed Us To Investigate Clinton Emails

It seems Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein isn't willing to play along with Trump's attempts to distract his loyal followers from the investigation into his campaign's potential collusion with Russia, and his demand that they go...Show More Summary

'That’s an overreaction': Deputy attorney general dismisses criticism of threat to subpoena reporters

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pushed back against criticism of the Department of Justice's announcement that it may begin subpoenaing journalists during investigations of classified information leaks. On Friday, Attorney General...Show More Summary

Deputy Attorney General: Special counsel Mueller needs permission to expand Russia investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Sunday that the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election needs permission from the Department of Justice to expand his investigation if he finds evidenceShow More Summary

Justice Department not looking to charge journalists for leaks: official

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

One of the top officials at the U.S. Justice Department said Sunday that the agency’s heightened focus on policing leaks of classified information is not intended to put journalists in legal jeopardy. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emphasized that the department’s renewed effort...

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