Justice

Report: Comey Asked for More Money for the Russia Probe

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The New York Times first reported this morning that FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress that he requested more resources from the Justice Department just days before he was fired by Trump.

Moreover, Comey submitted the request to the same man who drafted the memo justifying his termination.

Mr. Comey asked for the resources last week from Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who also wrote the Justice Department’s memo that was used to justify the firing of Mr. Comey this week, the officials said.

Mr. Comey then briefed members of Congress on the meeting in recent days, telling them about his meeting with Mr. Rosenstein, who is the most senior law enforcement official supervising the Russia investigation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because of his close ties to the Trump campaign and his undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador.

Several other outlets including NBC News and the Washington Post independently confirmed this account, but a Justice Department spokesperson has denied it.

Someone is lying and I'm pretty sure it's Trump's Justice Department.

In any case, I find myself asking if Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosentein is merely a useful tool or a willing accomplice. Rosentein's memo did not explicitly say Comey should be fired, but Trump used it as justification to fire Comey.

  • Badgerite

    Putin owns this POS. And thereby owns the White House.

  • muselet

    I’m mildly amused that no one in the Trump administration thought about just how bad this would look to everyone outside the administration.

    The Peter Principle applies to the corrupt and the bought-and-paid-for. Who knew?

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      Yeah, they really thought that everyone would drop to their knees in front of them, didn’t they.

      Idiots.

      • muselet

        “I won the election. That means I can do whatever I want, and I want the guy making trouble to be fired.”

        That would be bad enough if the firing hadn’t been done gangland-style, but the fact that Donald Trump sent his *ahem* bodyguard to do the deed means he’s watched The Godfather too damn’ many times.

        –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    The other shoe drops. That didn’t take long. Haul Comey’s ass back in front of Congress, put him under oath and ask him about this. Get a name/names out of him. Find this person/persons and repeat the process.

    Anyone who believes this White House about anything Russia related needs an enema performed upon their brain.

    • Tony Lavely

      “Anyone who believes this White House about anything needs an enema performed upon their brain.”
      FIFY.

      • Aynwrong

        Fair point.

  • Username1016

    Clumsiest conspirators since Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Bring on the moose and the squirrel!

    • 1933john

      It’s time to call in Dudley Do-right of the Mounties!

      • Badgerite

        I’d settle for a special prosecutor.

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