Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is testifying but this time we now all the dirty things certain agents did to try to go after the Trump campaign.
The Dems are trying weakly to spin the truth but that is impossible – the FBI abused the FISA warrant and that cannot stand.
After trying to get Rod out of a tight spot Lindsey Graham cut right to the chase and got him to admit he would not have approved the FISA warrant for Carter Page. Game over.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he never would have signed off on the fourth and final Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting Trump campaign associate Carter Page if he knew then what he knows now.
Rosenstein, who also appointed special counsel Robert Mueller while overseeing the Russia investigation after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, testified in a public session with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he was unaware of the serious flaws with the Page FISA process that were uncovered by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Rosenstein replied in the affirmative when Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham pressed him on whether he read Horowitz’s lengthy December 2019 report on the Russia investigation.
“If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application?” Graham asked.
Rosenstein replied: “No, I would not.”
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, asked whether “the reason you wouldn’t have is because Mr. Horowitz found that exculpatory information was withheld from the court, is that correct?”
Rosenstein answered: “Among other reasons, yes sir.”
Rod Rosenstein agrees there was no evidence that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians in 2017 pic.twitter.com/BuLyHnOhQh
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