Trump ordered Justice Department to draft memo advising firing of Comey, former deputy FBI director claims
The book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, of which an advance copy was obtained by The Guardian, is due on sale later this month.
Publicly, Mr Rosenstein has defended the memo, which criticised Mr Comey’s handling of an FBI investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account.
In testimony to congress last year, Mr Rosenstein sided with the White House’s version of events, when he said of the memo: “I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it.”