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Trump order Rosenstein to write Comey firing memo, McCabe book says


“He said it wasn’t his idea. The president had ordered him to write the memo justifying the firing,” McCabe wrote of remarks Rosenstein made at a May 2017 meeting, according to the Guardian.

The newspaper obtained a copy of the former FBI official’s book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.” The president has repeatedly slammed McCabe, who was fired from the FBI just before his retirement last year.

Trump has often raged about the Russia investigation and asserted that he did not collude with Russia or obstruct justice. He did so again in tweets Friday morning, calling the probe a “GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX.”

Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director, as special counsel for the Russia probe not long after Trump fired Comey.

The Justice Department, special counsel’s office and White House declined to comment. The FBI directed to the Justice Department.

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