On Thursday, the Deputy Attorney General during a private speech at the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association in New York, defended his role in the Mueller Russia Investigation and took a hard swipe at the Obama administration and Former Director of the FBI, ‘Corrupt’ James Comey.
DAG Rossenstein criticized the Obama administration’s response to Russian hacking that occurred in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
“The previous Administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” he said.
He also called out former FBI Director James Comey for alerting Congress about an ongoing investigation at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign.
“The FBI disclosed classified evidence about the investigation to ranking legislators and their staffers,” he said. “Someone selectively leaked details to the news media. The FBI director [Comey] announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges. Then the former FBI director alleged that the president pressured him to close the investigation, and the president denied that the conversation occurred.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “It’s not our job to render conclusive factual findings. We just decide whether it’s appropriate to file criminal charges.” pic.twitter.com/NO3jP2qiTO
— The Hill (@thehill) April 26, 2019