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- US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had glowing words for his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, hours before the Devin Nunes memo was released on Friday.
- At a Justice Department event, Sessions said Rosenstein and Rosenstein's deputy, Rachel Brand, represent "the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the department."
- Sessions' praise for Rosenstein and Brand caught some attention in part because the Nunes memo attempts to implicate Rosenstein, among others, in accusations of improper surveillance at the FBI and the DOJ.
- The attorney general's comments gained further significance after the memo came out, when Trump said "you figure that one out" in response to questions about whether he would seek to fire Rosenstein,
Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised his second-in-command, Rod Rosenstein, hours before the disputed Devin Nunes memo came out on Friday.
Sessions was preparing to speak at a Justice Department event when he paused to applaud Rosenstein and associate attorney general Rachel Brand after she had introduced Sessions to the audience.
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- Devin Nunes admits he didn't view the underlying intelligence his memo was based on
- Top Intelligence Committee Democrat says release of Nunes memo is an attempt to 'circle the wagons around the White House'
- Trump says 'you figure that one out' when asked if Nunes memo makes him more likely to fire DOJ's Rosenstein