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We're after the leaker, not the journalist. We're after people who are committing crimes. His comments come two days after officials pledged to clamp down on government leaks they believe undermine American security.feedback
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Aug 07 2017
Rod Rosenstein has most recently been quoted in an article called Sessions deputy: justice department is 'after leakers, not journalists'. Rod Rosenstein said, “We're after the leakers, not the journalists. We don't prosecute journalists for doing their jobs.”. Rod Rosenstein has been quoted a grand total of 69 times in 42 articles.
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Jul 19 2017

The goal here is to empower our police and prosecutors with this important tool that can be used to combat crime, particularly drug abuse. This is going to enable us to work with local police and our prosecutors to make sure that when assets are lawfully seized that they're not returned to criminals when there's a valid basis for them to be forfeited.feedback

Jul 19 2017

You're never going to eliminate allegations of abuses, never going to eliminate mistakes 100 percent. But I think this new policy is going to position us very well to make sure there are very few credible allegations of abuse, and where there are we're going to make it a priority to follow up.feedback

Jul 19 2017

This is not about taking assets from innocent people. It's about taking assets that are the proceeds of, or the tools of, criminal activity, and primarily drug dealing.feedback

Jul 19 2017

If you look at any federal program, any program is going to be used improperly. When we get a credible allegation there has been some abuse, we're going to look into it and make sure that people are held accountable.feedback

Jul 18 2017

The spread of fentanyl means that any encounter a law enforcement officer has with an unidentified white powder could be fatal.feedback

Jun 20 2017

The attorney general and I understand that every time you pull a vehicle over, execute a search warrant or step out in your uniform, you are faced with a potentially fatal situation. It gives us the utmost respect for the work you do.feedback

Jun 17 2017

Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Every day, you are on the frontlines of America's justice system, making our country safer and better by protecting our fellow citizens, promoting equal justice, and upholding the Constitution and the rule of law.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Russia

The director was wrong to usurp the attorney general's authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution. It is not the function of the director to make such an announcement.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I regret that I do not.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I know what we're investigating and (Sessions) does not.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly.feedback

Jun 13 2017

If there were good cause, I would consider it. If there were not good cause it wouldn't matter what anyone said.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Russia

We have a special counsel who is investigating.feedback

Jun 06 2017

Some people say we should be more permissive, more tolerant, more understanding about drug abuse. I say we should be more honest, and we should be forthcoming with the American people about the clear and present danger that we now face.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation's security and undermines public faith in government. People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Russia

The order is pretty clear. It gives him authority for the investigation and anything arising out of that investigation, and so Director Mueller will be responsible in the first instance for determining what he believes falls into that mandate. I've talked with Director Mueller about this. He's going to make the appropriate decisions, and if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will.feedback

May 22 2017

I cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.feedback

May 21 2017

The need for deterrence is strong. Every day across the United States government, individuals are entrusted with highly sensitive classified information. They must understand that disclosing such information to persons not authorized to receive it has severe consequences. I have bipartisan opposition.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

I informed the senior attorney that the president was going to remove Director Comey, (and) that I was writing a memorandum to the attorney general summarizing my own concerns.feedback

May 19 2017

It explicitly usurped the role of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the entire Department of Justice. It violated deeply engrained rules and traditions, and it guaranteed that some people would accuse the FBI of interfering in the election.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct. My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination. I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it.feedback

May 18 2017

I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There is nothing in that oath about my reputation. After my 10th day on my new job in Washington, D.C., a friend sent me a text message that said, You need to get out of there! I said, There's no place I'd rather be.feedback

May 18 2017 - Watergate

Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result.feedback

May 11 2017

Over the past year, the FBI's reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage, and it has affected the entire Department of Justice. … I cannot defend the director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives.feedback

May 10 2017

Political affiliation is irrelevant to my work. It's my job to make sure that all investigations are conducted independently. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. What can we do? The final question is, how will we explain it?feedback

May 10 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not going to talk about that (his memo). Are you surprised by that?feedback

May 09 2017

The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do.feedback

May 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

We do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. The FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Russia

I don't know the details of what, if any, investigation is ongoing, but I can certainly assure you if it's America against Russia, or America against any other country, I think everyone in this room knows which side I'm on.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I don't know the details of what if any investigation is ongoing, but I can certainly assure you, if it's America against Russia or America against any other country I think everyone in this room knows which side I'm on. Over the course of my career from time to time, I have spoken to groups of visiting lawyers and judges from foreign countries. It's certainly possible there may have been Russian officials there. But I don't recall any such meetings, no.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I don't know anything but what I've read in the newspapers at this point. I would like to comment on what Senator Franken just said. And I don't expect Senator Franken to act like I would toward our witnesses.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I know the attorney general is committed to prosecuting criminals, whether they're in police organizations or anyplace else, so I'm confident we have his support.feedback

Mar 02 2017

This is not about aggressive policing; it is about criminal conspiracy.feedback

Mar 01 2017

These are really simply robberies by people wearing police uniforms.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - NSA

For as long as two decades, Harold Martin flagrantly abused the trust placed in him by the government.feedback

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