Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acknowledged Wednesday that he made a mistake in authorizing FISA warrant applications against senior Trump campaign associates; saying he would not sign-off on the documents today knowing what he knows now.
“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Rosenstein if he, in retrospect, would have signed off on the final renewal of the Page warrant application knowing what he knows now,” writes The Hill.
“If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application?” asked Graham.
“No, I would not,” admitted Rosenstein.
.@SenTedCruz to Rod Rosenstein:
"All of this was allowed to go forward under your leadership that unfortunately leads to only two possible conclusions: either that you were complicit in the wrong-doing… or that your performance of your duties was grossly negligent." pic.twitter.com/yP48XcbXQK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 3, 2020
WATCH: Rod Rosenstein says he agrees with @LindseyGrahamSC that there was NO evidence of collusion in 2017.
They continued the sham witch hunt anyway! pic.twitter.com/Z6vGLnpJIe
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Watch Rosenstein’s comments above.
Read the full report at The Hill.
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: Rosenstein Indicts 12 RUSSIAN AGENTS for ‘Hacking’ 2016 Election
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that the Department of Justice has indicted an additional 12 Russian agents for “hacking” the 2016 presidential race for the White House.
“A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 election,” writes Fox News. “All 12 are members of GRU, the Russian intelligence agency.”
Rosenstein’s announcement comes as President Trump wraps up his two-day visit with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II, heading to Helsinki next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The indictments follow a previous string of charges earlier this year when the DOJ accused 13 Russian agents and three foreign companies of meddling in the 2016 election.
Read the full story at Fox News.