Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is calling out former President Obama and his administration and it isn’t pretty.
During the Armenian Bar Association’s Public Servants Dinner, Rosenstein spoke on inappropriate handling of Russian hacking going into the 2016 elections.
“The previous Administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” he said.
He also defended the Mueller report saying sharing that it also condemned the actions of the former president.
“There was overwhelming evidence that Russian operatives hacked American computers and defrauded American citizens, and that is only the tip of the iceberg of a comprehensive Russian strategy to influence elections, promote social discord, and undermine America, just like they do in many other countries,” the report stated.
Finally Rosenstein slammed FBI Director James Comey for leaking information to Congress hinting at an ongoing investigation.
“The FBI disclosed classified evidence about the investigation to ranking legislators and their staffers,” Rosenstein announced. “Someone selectively leaked details to the news media. The FBI director [Comey] announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges. Then the former FBI director alleged that the president pressured him to close the investigation, and the president denied that the conversation occurred.”
It’s good to see someone taking the former administration to task for falling short on its responsibilities. Now if only they could be held accountable as well.