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Gingrich: Trump Had No Choice But to Fire Comey

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:36 PM

President Donald Trump had no choice but to fire FBI Director James Comey after receiving the letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, a career professional with no political ax to grind, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.

Rosenstein was confirmed by a 94-6 bipartisan Senate vote, Gingrich pointed out Tuesday night on Fox News' "Hannity."

Rosenstein listed a series of mistakes made by Comey, and talked to several former attorneys general who concurred, Gingrich said. Attorney General Jeff Sessions concurred with Rosenstein and forwarded the letter to Trump.

"What I would say to Democrats is, if the president of the United States gets a letter like that from a career professional who you just voted for, how could he do anything else except accept the letter?" Gingrich said.

"He cites attorney general after attorney general from both parties saying this is exactly wrong, and Comey in fact violated the rules of the Justice Department, the principles of the FBI, and he is not capable of rebuilding the FBI. I think President Trump frankly had no choice at that point."

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President Donald Trump had no choice but to fire FBI Director James Comey after receiving the letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, a career professional with no political ax to grind, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.
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