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Deputy AG Rosenstein agrees to brief senators on Comey firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein meets with leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Thurs. May 11, 2017. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will briefing all U.S. senators Thursday on the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

A spokesman for Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Rosenstein accepted the invitation to brief the senate Thursday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Last week, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he made a request for Rosenstein to answer lawmakers' questions about his memo on Comey and the circumstances surrounding his dismissal.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that "Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey," citing an unnamed source close to the White House.

However, when asked by Sinclair Broadcast Group if he had threatened to quit, Rosenstein stated "no."


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