Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Stephen Miller Wrote Trump's First Letter About Firing Comey

Andrew Cummings | 02 September, 2017, 01:13

Earlier in May, Trump and White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller reportedly wrote a longer draft that reportedly made it clear that the president had chose to fire Comey before any consultation.

A letter authored by President Trump and a senior adviser detailing the president's reasoning for firing FBI Director James Comey complained that the former top cop wouldn't say publicly that Trump was not personally under investigation.

One issue that did not appear in the letter that ultimately got sent was Comey's handling of the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the election and contacts with the Trump campaign that were unknown to the public at that time. A different letter, written by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, and focused on Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, was ultimately sent to the FBI director on the day he was sacked.

Part of Mueller's probe has extended into whether Trump obstructed justice by terminating Comey.

White House counsel Donald McGahn "believed that some of its contents were problematic", according to the Times.

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"To the extent the special prosecutor is interested in these matters, we will be fully transparent with him, " he told The Times, which did not obtain a copy of the letter and was only told of its existence.

The letter the president ultimate sent to Comey was composed deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein.

Two days after Comey's testimony, Rosenstein had a meeting with a White House lawyer at the Justice Department, where Rosenstein expressed concern about how the FBI director had handled the Clinton investigation.

On Aug. 31, officials familiar with the federal probe disclosed that Trump's legal team had prepared memos offering reasons to Mueller why the Comey firing did not constitute obstruction, CNN reports.

Mr. Comey was sacked on May 9.

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