There have been cover ups in American politics about as long as there has been an American government that we will probably never know about. Thankfully, we can now know about what is going on if we all knock on that door enough times.
The fact of the matter is, there were a lot of people that didn’t want the memo to be released because of the fact that it would begin a chain reaction that would end up bringing a lot of people down.
Before the release of the FISA memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions curiously praised Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein is one of several law-enforcement officials who signed off on surveillance of Page as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Page had been a concern for US counterintelligence officials since 2013.
Interesting. Hours before the Nunes memo was released (which Trump has reportedly considered using to fire Rod Rosenstein), Jeff Sessions praised Rosenstein and Rachel Brand, saying "they both represent the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the Department." pic.twitter.com/O9B3YfqqR2
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 2, 2018
Following the release of the FISA memo, Fox News legal and political analyst Gregg Jarett, appeared on the Hannity Show with REAL journalist Sara Carter and former White House advisor Sebastian Gorka to discuss the memo and how Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein threatened the House Intelligence Committee in an effort to stop them from releasing the FISA memo to the public.
Sean Hannity’s interview started out with Sara Carter telling the viewers that the FISA memo is “just the tip of the iceberg” and that according to Carter’s sources that from what appearance look like, criminality is definitely going on here.
Sean Hannity then asked Jarrett, “Ok, Gregg, last thoughts..Where is this going?”
Gregg Jarrett responded to Hannity: “I don’t know, but 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. That’s threats and intimidation.”
At 7:04 this morning Jarrett tweeted about the abuse of power at the DOJ: Abuse of power continues still at the Department of Justice. As I reported last night on Hannity, a highly reliable congressional source tells me that 3 weeks ago, on January 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein used the power of his office to threaten Members of Congress.
Next, Jarrett tweeted about the threats Congress received from Rosenstein. Jarret said that if this is true, “Rosenstein must resign or be fired.”
Jarrett then reminded everyone that when a government official threatens ANYONE, that it is considered a crime: “It is a crime for a government official to use his office to threaten anyone, including a member of Congress, for exercising a constitutionally protected right. See 18 USC 242 and other similar abuse of power statutes.”
Jarrett then tweeted about Nunes, and how he was simply exercising his constitutional oversight authority by investigating wrongdoing at the FBI and the DOJ: “Nunes was exercising his constitutional oversight authority by investigating alleged wrongdoing in the FBI and DOJ. Rosenstein, according to the source, threatened to use his power to retaliate against Nunes and others in an effort to intimidate them and stop their legal efforts.”