“He said the item wasn’t his idea. The president had ordered him to write the memo justifying the firing,” McCabe wrote of remarks Rosenstein made at a May 2017 meeting, according to the Guardian.
The newspaper obtained a copy of the former FBI official’s book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America inside Age of Terror in addition to Trump.” The president has repeatedly slammed McCabe, who was fired coming from the FBI just before his retirement last year.
Trump has often raged about the Russia investigation in addition to asserted of which he did not collude with Russia or obstruct justice. He did so again in tweets Friday morning, calling the probe a “GIANT in addition to ILLEGAL HOAX.”
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Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director, as special counsel for the Russia probe not long after Trump fired Comey.
The Justice Department, special counsel’s office in addition to White House declined to comment. The FBI directed CNBC to the Justice Department.
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