Rosen’s appearance at night came after lengthy criticism from lawmakers and former officials about a lack of public reassurance from senior federal law enforcement officials following last Wednesday’s shocking attack on the Capitol.
Acting U.S. lawyer in Washington Michael Sherwin and FBI field office chief in Washington Stephen D’Antuno gave a British briefing to reporters for the first time on Tuesday. They and / or their deputies held two telephone briefings with journalists after the Capitol riot last week, but their remarks were not allowed to be broadcast.
Rosen’s statement, posted on YouTube early Wednesday, was pre-recorded. No questions were taken. The video was released just as President Donald Trump was removed from the same platform for a week for what the Google-owned site said was a violation of its rules.