Deputy Attorney General, Russia, Clinton discussed on The Bryan Crabtree Show

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That's correct so isn't it true that the russian investigation did not factor in through the your recommendation to fire director colmey that is correct the memorandum written by the deputy attorney general your letter to the president forwarding that recommendation didn't mention russia at all is that your recollection that is correct so let's review what the basis was of deputy attorney general rosenstein recommendation he wrote in his memo on may the night you said i cannot defend the directors handling of the conclusion of the investigation of secretary clinton's emails and i do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken and of course he's talk cnn about director colmey he went on to say the director that was director call me at the time was wrong to usurp the attorney general's thority on july the v two thousand sixteen you'll recall that was the date of the press conference he held he went on to say that the fbi director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the justice department finally he said compounding the error the directorate nord another longstanding principled but we do not hold press conferences for weeks leaks derogatory information about the subject of a decline criminal investigation in fact there is written policy from the department of justice's they're not entitled election year sensitivities are you familiar with the with the prohibition of the justice department and making announcements or taking other actions with might interfere with the normal elections i am generally familiar with that road oldham memoranda after my time in the department well let me let me read always been rose about it though well let me read the justin an excerpt from a memo from the attorney general march night's two thousand twelve entitled electionyear sensitivities says law enforcement officers and prosecutors made never select the timing of investigators steps were criminal charges for the purpose of the fact in any election or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party such a purposes inconsistent.

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