President Donald Trump’s lawyer on Saturday called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to shutter special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s influence over the 2016 election.
“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” John Dowd wrote to the Daily Beast.
He initially told the news outlet that he was speaking in his official capacity as Trump’s lawyer. But he later retracted that statement, saying he was commenting in his personal capacity.
The statement comes just hours after Trump gloated on Twitter Friday night about Attorney General Jeff Session’s decision to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy,” Trump tweeted. “Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!"
Dowd reportedly referenced the Trump tweet when he made his comment to the Daily Beast.