NYT: McCabe Wrote Secret Memo, Fearing Rosenstein Gave Trump a Cover Story for Comey Firing

Eric Smith / Flickr BREAKING Andrew McCabe Kept Personal Memos...
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From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The former acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, wrote a confidential memo last spring recounting a conversation that offered significant behind-the-scenes details on the firing of Mr. McCabe’s predecessor, James B. Comey, according to several people familiar with the discussion.

Mr. Comey’s firing is a central focus of the special counsel’s investigation into whether President Trump tried to obstruct the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. Mr. McCabe has turned over his memo to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

In the document, whose contents have not been previously reported, Mr. McCabe described a conversation at the Justice Department with the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, in the chaotic days last May after Mr. Comey’s abrupt firing. Mr. Rosenstein played a key role in the dismissal, writing a memo that rebuked Mr. Comey over his handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton.

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The potential obstruction charges just keep piling up.

And it is getting harder and harder for Trump to squirm out of the criminal predicament he has created for himself.

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