Rod Rosenstein Rips James Comey in Speech: He’s ‘Acting as a Partisan Pundit’
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called out former FBI director James Comey on Monday evening, claiming he has become a “partisan pundit.”
Rosenstein’s remarks were made to the Greater Baltimore Committee annual meeting.
The former attorney general first said that the decision to fire Comey was made after the FBI director went too far from standard FBI practices regarding an open investigation.
He also accused Comey of becoming a “partisan pundit” since his ouster from the FBI.
“So I do not blame the former director for being angry. I would be, too, if I were in his shoes. But now the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul,” Rosenstein told the audience. “I kid you not. That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors.”
Earlier this month, Comey had speculated in a New York Times’ op-ed that Rosenstein lacked the strength to “resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump.”
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