Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe wrote memo on Comey firing

ImageRod J. Rosenstein the deputy attorney general oversees the special counsel’s

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., has reportedly interviewed former FBI Director James Comey about whether his deputy, Andrew McCabe, committed a crime by lying to federal agents.

But in the meeting at the Justice Department Rosenstein added a new detail: that Trump had originally asked him to reference Russian Federation in his memo, The Times reported, citing the sources familiar.

"The FBI's OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe".

The multi-page letter blasted Comey over his investigation of Trump's Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The document has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election and whether the president sought to obstruct that inquiry through actions that include the dismissal of Comey, who oversaw the probe. McCabe maintains that Comey knew he disclosed information to the media.

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It is not typical for the Justice Department to announce the opening or reopening of an investigation.

Trump ended up shelving that letter in favor of a far shorter one, but the draft has taken on new significance in the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining it as he determines whether Trump's firing of Comey was part of an effort to obstruct justice, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

In the past, President Donald Trump has criticized McCabe for political donations his wife received from an ally of Hillary Clinton.

In a separate tweet Thursday, Trump continued to insist that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had spied on his 2016 campaign and claimed that the media "is working overtime" to avoid reporting about it.

"I've talked with Director Mueller about this", Rosenstein said in an interview with The Associated Press a year ago. Maybe I'll expand that - you know, I'll lengthen the time because it should be over with.

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"He's going to make the appropriate decisions, and if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will", he added.

The report doesn't list out Mueller's personal salary, but Peter Carr, spokesman for the special counsel's office, said he is paid the same as any US attorney.

But even though his talking point had just been debunked live on national television, Lee forged ahead with insisting that Comey's firing was really about the Clinton email investigation.

The report shows the investigation in total cost almost $10 million between October and March.

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