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Lawmakers Knocking Down Deputy AG's Door to Get Answers on Comey

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By    |   Friday, 12 May 2017 10:26 AM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has become the hottest commodity on Capitol Hill as lawmakers of all affiliations can't wait to interrogate the man who wrote The Memo.

They pretty much have the same question — what was your role, exactly, in President Donald Trump's decision to terminate FBI Director James Comey?

Day 5 since Rosenstein's three-page memo that was highly critical of Comey has rendered few answers. Rosenstein has been mum about the chaos his memo created, and lawmakers are champing at the bit to change that, The Washington Post reported.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to schedule a Senate-only meeting with Rosenstein as soon as next week.

Democrats want to question Attorney General Jeff Sessions about it.

Two Senate Democrats want to question Rosenstein about Comey's alleged request for more resources for the Russia probe.

And Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to ask Rosenstein — what were you thinking?

"That surprised me, that a guy as highly prized as Rosenstein, on the basis of legal talent, professionalism in the department, would pull things out of a newspaper and quote them, in terms of somebody else's opinion of Comey," Feinstein told The Post.

"It means to me we really have to have him in and talk to him, because, wow, I mean, I could have written it."

Rosenstein on Thursday met with Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr and ranking Mark Warner, but that was a meeting scheduled before the Comey ouster, according to Burr, to get on the same page on the Russia probe.

Rosenstein's memo, solicited by Trump, was lifted up by the president early on as the "recommendation" he was following to can Comey. However, Trump on Thursday said he was going to fire Comey anyway, regardless of Rosenstein's letter.

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