Rosenstein discussed replacing Comey at FBI before joining Trump administration

WASHINGTON — Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, talked with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about replacing James Comey as FBI director last winter, before either man had been confirmed for their positions in the Trump administration.

In a briefing memorandum to members of Congress released Friday by the Justice Department, Rosenstein indicated that he had long believed Comey should be dismissed because of his public statements related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton. It...

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