Washington Times: DOJ denies report that Comey asked for more resources for Russia investigation
A Justice Department spokeswoman said it is “totally false” that FBI Director James B. Comey had asked the deputy attorney general for additional resources for the Russia investigation in the days before he was fired.
The New York Times, citing three anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that Mr. Comey had met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and asked for an increase in personnel and funding for the bureau’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the November presidential election.
After speaking with Mr. Rosenstein on Wednesday, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores flatly denied The New York Times report.
She said the last time Mr. Comey and Mr. Rosenstein met was May 1 — two days before Mr. Comey publicly testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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WNU Editor: In the past 24 hours, this New York Times story has been dominating the headlines .... Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry (New York Times). The New York Times quotes 3 Congressional anonymous sources and outlets like the Politico are trying to carry the story further ..... Sources: Comey told lawmakers he wanted more resources for Russia probe (Politico). But there appears to be a problem with this story .... because the politicians who should be in the know do not know what this request is all about .... Dems Ask DOJ For Info On Comey’s Ask For More Resources For Russia Probe (TPM). And now the story is changing again .... he did ask for resources (but not money) .... which in the end is still a Congressional responsibility, not the White House's. Fake news (again) from the main stream media .... you tell me. And now we have the story from the Washington Post and the New York Times that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had threatened to resign .... Deputy AG Rosenstein doesn't want all the blame for Comey canning: Report (Washington Examiner) .... but apparently this story is also bogus (see link here). But this is not stopping the Democrats .... Senate Democrats demand answers from Rod Rosenstein about involvement in Comey firing (Washington Post).
What's my take on this entire affair .... FBI Director Comey in his testimony in July of last year detailed his case against Hillary Clinton and her use of a server with a mountain of evidence ..... but choose not to pursue it because her intent to commit a felony was not there?!?!?! The case file against President Trump was started at the same time by the Obama Justice Department ..... and after 10 months there is not one molecule of evidence .... just anonymous sources and speculation .... but this is not stopping anyone .... there are now calls for a special prosecutor/investigator to pursue this case further. I have said this more than once .... the Democrats, Progressives, Never Trumpers in the Republican party, the media .... they just cannot accept the idea that Trump is the President. I said months ago that this entire case is not going to go away ..... and yes .... I am being proven right every day.