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  Rosenstein wrote Comey memo under duress
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Last EditedRP  Feb 08, 2019 12:22pm
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AuthorJohn Bowden
News DateSaturday, February 9, 2019 05:40:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe White House directed the firing of former FBI Director James Comey in a manner that left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "shaken" over his role in justifying Comey's ouster, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claims in his new book.

In "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," McCabe reportedly writes that Rosenstein was deeply uncomfortable with Comey's firing, telling him at the time that writing the memo "wasn't his idea," according to excerpts obtained by The Guardian.

McCabe describes Rosenstein as being "glassy-eyed" after he was allegedly ordered by the White House to draft the memo about Comey's job performance, writing that Rosenstein feared he was being used by the Trump administration as a scapegoat for Comey's firing.
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