What Rod Rosenstein Knew
In May 2017, then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to assist President Trump in an effort to fire James Comey as FBI director despite Rosenstein’s knowing beforehand that the president had devised a false cover story to conceal the fact that he was firing Comey for his oversight of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
May 23, 2019
Mueller Prosecutors: Trump Did Obstruct Justice
Prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded last year that they had sufficient evidence to seek criminal charges against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice over the president’s alleged pressuring of FBI Director Comey in February 2017 to shut down an FBI investigation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
April 26, 2019
Matthew Whitaker’s Ethical Mire
If Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had revealed to Justice ethics officials his discussions with the White House and actions on Trump’s behalf, they would almost certainly have compelled his recusal from oversight of the special counsel. Whitaker may face investigation by the department’s inspector general over his omission.
January 15, 2019