Rod Rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein takes swipes at Comey, lawmakers and media about Mueller investigation

Rod Rosenstein takes swipes at Comey, lawmakers and media about Mueller investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation and condemn decisions made before he took the job.

Rosenstein, in an appearance Thursday night before a lawyers' group, aimed pointed remarks at former FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers, political pundits and the media.

The unusually candid remarks laid bare his pent-up feelings after spending the past two years entangled in some of the Trump administration's most dramatic and consequential moments.

He appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to...

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