Rosenstein Reneges

PUBLISHED: 6:23 PM 11 Oct 2018

Rosenstein Refusing To Hand Over Subpoenaed Memos, Backs Out From Hearing

Rosenstein's refusal to take questions comes less than two weeks after a report claimed he wanted to secretly record the president.

Rosenstein refused subpoena to comply with congressional probes.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is not only refusing to hand over subpoenaed memos to Congress, he also backed out of his hearing that was scheduled for Thursday morning, according to The Gateway Pundit. He had originally agreed to speak with lawmakers today about “threats to the world,” but reneged, and supposedly delivered a verbal resignation to the White House.

Last week, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, called for Rosenstein to appear before Congress under oath. On Thursday, the embattled Deputy AG informed Congress that he would not be testifying or handing over the confidential memos regarding the chilling comments he allegedly made about recording President Donald Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment.

Jordan sounded the alarm on Wednesday via Twitter about why he thinks Rosenstein is hiding from answering questions.

Questions about Trump firing Rosenstein have been constant since media reports in late September claimed that senior officials heard Rosenstein imply that he wanted to secretly record conversations with Trump.

The report also stated that he had previously spoken with Cabinet members about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly detailed Rosenstein’s comments in classified memos before he was canned for lying about leaking sensitive information to the media on Oct. 2016, to help the Clinton campaign.

Congress subpoenaed McCabe’s memos, and Rosenstein apparently is refusing to hand them over. On top of that, other top bureau officials have told lawmakers that Rosenstein was not joking about his comments during the meeting.

According to The Hill, former FBI Chief Counsel Jim Baker testified behind closed doors last week that Rosenstein was “dead serious” about recording Trump and that the plot to remove the president was “not a joke.

Here’s what The Hill reports:

Baker told Congress last week that his boss — then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe — was dead serious about the idea of surreptitiously recording the 45th president and using the evidence to make the case that Trump should be removed from office, according to my sources.

Baker told lawmakers he wasn’t in the meeting McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which the subject came up. But he did have firsthand conversations with McCabe and the FBI lawyer assigned to McCabe, Lisa Page, about the issue.

“As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation. “It was no laughing matter for the FBI.”

Word of Baker’s testimony surfaced just days before Rosenstein was set to be interviewed in private on Thursday by House Judiciary Committee lawmakers.

Rosenstein also has numerous troubling conflicts of interests with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, signed four applications from the FBI to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page, a brief aide on the Trump campaign, and has allowed Mueller unfettered powers to charge people for crimes that supposedly occurred decades ago.

Rosenstein has also come under heavy fire for refusing to hand over many documents to congressional lawmakers regarding Mueller’s probe.

GOP lawmakers, who have been threatening to introduce articles of impeachment, have said they have evidence to show that the DOJ’s No. 2 has not been complying with congressional requests for more than a year about the phony Russia investigation.

With all of that considered, many are noting that it might not be a coincidence that Rosenstein is refusing to hand over McCabe’s memos and has declined to answer questions from congressional lawmakers.

Imagine what else he might be hiding.