(AbsoluteNews.com) – On June 3, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein went before the Senate and testified about the Russia investigation. During his testimony, he admitted he was wrong when he reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant renewal on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The concession was pretty shocking on its own but he also threw a former colleague right under the bus.
Rosenstein, who oversaw the Russia investigation, told lawmakers former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was not “…fully candid” or “forthcoming” with him about the probe. He said that’s especially true when it came to the “…FBI’s suspicions about the president.”
Rosenstein just testified that he would not have signed the warrant application in 2017 on Carter Page because of the misconduct of FBI agents and the lack of evidence. He said he did not know that the Steele dossier was discredited by that time. He said McCabe particularly…
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 3, 2020
McCabe, who sued the FBI last year over his firing, responded to Rosenstein’s testimony and denied his allegations.
McCabe stmt on the Rosenstein remarks:
“Mr. Rosenstein’s claims to have been misled by me, or anyone from the FBI, regarding our concerns about President Trump and the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia are completely false."
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) June 3, 2020
The whole Russia investigation is a stain on American democracy. It should have never happened. Many people, including the president, think it was an attempt to have him removed office because Democrats weren’t happy with the 2016 election results. As we continue to learn more, it seems increasingly likely that President Trump was right all along.
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