Mueller reportedly has draft Trump letter explaining Comey firing

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

"The multi-page letter enumerated Trump's long-simmering complaints with Comey, according to people familiar with it, including Trump's frustration that Comey was unwilling to say publicly that Trump was not personally under investigation in the FBI's inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election", The Washington Post reports.

President Trump wrote a letter to then-FBI chief James Comey spelling out his reasons for firing him - but never sent it because his lawyer convinced him it could lead to trouble, a new report said Friday. The letter predates the memo written by Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein, which was - for a time - the official justification for Comey's firing.

According to The Times, the administration's letter was quashed by White House counsel Donald McGahn, who was anxious about unspecified legal trouble that some its contents might bring. The new letter, which was first reported by The New York Times, could provide additional context on Trump's thinking and motive as he prepared to oust Comey. A statement from the Justice Department said the department had been fully cooperative with Mueller's investigation and would continue to do so. During that same weekend, as Trump and a small group of aides were in Bedminster devising a rationale for Comey's dismissal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein were working on a parallel effort to fire Comey. He said he did not intend for his memo to be a "statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", and said it was "not a survey of Federal Bureau of Investigation morale or performance".

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Mr. McGahn successfully blocked the president from sending Mr. Comey the letter, which Mr. Trump had composed with Stephen Miller, one of the president's top political advisers.

Two days after Mr. Comey's testimony, Mr. Rosenstein had a meeting with a White House lawyer at the Justice Department, where Mr. Rosenstein expressed concern about how the F. B.

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