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Deputy AG Rosenstein Debunks Report: 'Not Quitting'

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (AP Photo/Tom Williams)

By    |   Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:57 PM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied he threatened to quit his job amid the incidents surrounding the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey, according to CNN.

Rosenstein was referencing The Washington Post report Thursday which claimed Comey's letter to President Donald Trump about Comey was made to look like a main factor in Comey's firing.

The deputy made the comments after a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting Thursday, CNN's report said.

Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr told reporters the Comey situation was not addressed during the meeting. The chairman said he had no say over whether Rosenstein should be part of the investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"We don't have the luxury of choosing who we work with," Burr said, according to CNN.

The New York Times wrote an open letter to Rosenstein published Thursday, urging him to appoint a special prosecutor.

"Few public servants have found themselves with a choice as weighty as yours, between following their conscience and obeying a leader to evade scrutiny. You can add your name to this short, heroic list. Yes, it might cost you your job, but it would save your honor, and so much more besides," the letter in the Times said.

Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel slammed Rosenstein on Thursday, saying Rosenstein had been "compromised" for being involved in the decision to fire FBI Director Jim Comey. 

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