House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina laid the smackdown on deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein for his “ruse” in not releasing the DOJ documents on the Obama-Gate spying scandal and related anti-Trump conspiracies.
Meadows does not buy Rosenstein’s inability to release the documents, and Meadows is snapping back on the same day that the DOJ decided to kick the can down the road and refuse Trump’s plea to investigate the FBI Trump-campaign spying scandal — instead referring it over to the inspector general, which has no subpoena power in the case allegedly.
Here is Meadows’ epic smackdown of Rosenstein:
Rod Rosenstein knows exactly what happened and what is in the documents requested by Congress. Either the matter warranted investigation long ago and he did nothing, or he's seen the facts and believes nothing is wrong.
His belated referral to the IG is not news… it is a ruse https://t.co/qd75MWRzXD
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a resume to the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation to be Deputy Attorney General. In that resume, provided under oath, he falsely stated the dates at which he worked for Ken Starr’s investigative legal team.
Rosenstein testified to the Senate that he worked on Starr’s team beginning in 1995 and ending in 1997. Rosenstein said that he began working at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Maryland for the Clinton administration in the year 1997. However, records show that Rosenstein interviewed Hillary Clinton for Ken Starr in the Whitewater case on January 14, 1998.
Rosenstein’s official interview with Hillary Clinton lasted fifteen minutes and cleared her of charges stemming from the seizing of FBI documents on the former Clinton White House travel director.
Big problem: That official interview took place outside of the time period in which Rosenstein told the Senate he worked for Kenneth Starr’s team.
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