Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief Senators on Comey Firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will give a Thursday briefing on the circumstances leading to the firing of former FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein will brief all senators, following Democrats' demands for more information on Comey's firing. Rosenstein, second-in-command at the Department of Justice, wrote a memo to the president condemning Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and recommending his firing. The White House initially cited Rosenstein's memo as the basis for the decision to fire Comey, although Trump later stated in an interview that "regardless of the recommendation I was going to fire Comey." Rosenstein is already facing calls for his resignation from senators—including Democrats like Minority Whip Dick Durbin and ranking judiciary committeemember Dianne Feinstein have called on Rosenstein to resign or appoint a special prosecutor for an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia.