Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday labeled James Comey a ‘partisan pundit’ over the fired FBI director’s criticisms of the Justice Department’s handling of the Russia investigation.
In a speech to business and civic leaders in Baltimore, Rosenstein, who recently left DOJ, recalled writing the memo that was used by President Trump to justify Comey’s dismissal in May 2017.
‘Now the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul,’ Rosenstein said.
‘I kid you not. That is disappointing.’
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told graduating law students that they'll "face pressure to compromise on things that matter most" in a commencement address that hinted at his rocky tenure at the Justice Department https://t.co/I5c0ybPSvG pic.twitter.com/TKNYvlgG7z— CNN (@CNN) May 13, 2019