Three weeks before the four-page FISA abuse memo was released, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena the “texts and messages” of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and other GOP lawmakers.
During an interview Friday on Fox News, legal analyst Greg Jarrett told host Sean Hannity that two sources confirmed to him that Rosenstein threatened Nunes and other lawmakers weeks prior to the memo being released.
“I can tell you a congressional source tells me that Rod Rosenstein in a meeting three weeks ago threatened Chairman Nunes and members of Congress he was going to subpoena their texts and messages because he was tired of dealing with the intel committee,” Nunes said.
He added: “That’s threats and intimidation and retaliation.”
Rosenstein didn’t want the memo released because he was named in it numerous times and described as working closely with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr.
The FISA memo released Friday detailed how top officials in former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department and FBI acted corruptly to use the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele for Fusion GPS to secure a warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign.
The Democratic National Committee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Fusion GPS nearly $10 million to fund the dossier, which was full of salacious claims even the FBI admitted it couldn’t verify.
The memo also detailed how Bruce Ohr, the former deputy associate attorney general who was demoted twice last year after an internal probe revealed he didn’t disclose he met with Fusion GPS officials before and after the 2016 presidential election, didn’t reveal his wife, Nellie Ohr, had worked for Fusion GPS.
Because Rosenstein was aware of this and was named in the memo for elevating the dossier and signing off on the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, a volunteer on Trump’s campaign, he threatened Nunes to pressure him not to release it to the public.
Rosenstein was trying to do anything to stop the memo from being released, and the American people deserve to know why.
Source: Zero Hedge