Texas Senator Ted Cruz called-out Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over his authorization of FISA warrants against members of the Trump campaign Wednesday; saying either he was “complicit or negligent.”
“You came into a profoundly politicized world, yet all of this was allowed to go forward under your leadership… Either you were complicit in the wrongdoing… or that the performance of your duties was grossly negligent,” said Cruz.
“Was there any more important case the Department of Justice had than an investigation into whether the President of the United States is a Russian asset colluding against the United States?” he asked.
Watch Cruz’ comments above.
BREAKING: Newly Obtained Memo Details Rosenstein’s Plot to ‘Wear a Recording Device’ to Tape Trump
Recently released memos obtained by Judicial Watch reveal new details of Rod Rosenstein’s proposal to “wear a recording device” and covertly tape President Trump during closed-door meetings regarding James Comey.
“Judicial Watch announced today it obtained a two-page memo, dated May 16, 2017, by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe detailing how then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office ‘to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.’ McCabe writes that Rosenstein said he thought it was possible because ‘he was not searched when he entered the White House,’” reports Judicial Watch.
“As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him,” states the memo written by Andrew McCabe. “We discussed the issue of appointing a Special Counsel to oversee the FBI’s Russia investigation. The DAG said he has two candidates ready, one of whom could start immediately.”
“This incredible memo details the conflicted and conniving coup effort against President Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is astonishing and shocking McCabe thought he could have the FBI conduct a ‘counterintelligence’ operation on the president and Rosenstein thought it would be appropriate to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office. That the DOJ and FBI sat on this smoking gun for a year shows the need for urgent housecleaning at those agencies.”
Read the full report at Judicial Watch.
BREAKING: GOP Senators DEMAND CRIMINAL Investigation into Trump Dossier
Two senior Republican Senators are publicly calling for a criminal investigation into the author behind the infamous Trump Dossier; demanding the Department of Justice launch a probe of former British spy Christopher Steele.
According to the Hill, Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham sent a scathing letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging the DOJ to open a criminal investigation of Steele and his role behind the creation of the debunked dossier.
“I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” said Grassley.
“After reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter,” added Graham.
The shady opposition firm Fusion GPS –who hired Steele to create the document- continues to refuse to cooperate with federal investigators.
Congressional leaders are struggling to determine with the phony dossier was used as a pretense by Obama officials to surveil members of the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Read the full story here.