According to the House Intel Committee’s then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel, Rod Rosenstein the GOJ’s laison to the Deep State, that if they didn’t drop their investigation of him and the DOJ, he would subpoena their emails, phone records and other documents. Patel contacted the Office of the General Counsel with the threat. It is illegal to make threats to government officials carrying out their official duties. Rosenstein has been slow walking documents in order to hide illegal acts committed by the DOJ and possibly some of his ow.

Fox News Catherine Herridge reported

The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the committee’s inquiries regarding the Russia probe.

“The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee’s then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”

A second House committee staffer at the meeting backed up Patel’s account, writing: “Let me just add that watching the Deputy Attorney General launch a sustained personal attack against a congressional staffer in retaliation for vigorous oversight was astonishing and disheartening. … Also, having the nation’s #1 (for these matters) law enforcement officer threaten to ‘subpoena your calls and emails’ was downright chilling.”

The committee staffer noted that Rosenstein’s comment could be interpreted as meaning the department would “vigorously defend a contempt action” — which might be expected. But the staffer continued, “I also read it as a not-so-veiled threat to unleash the full prosecutorial power of the state against us.”

The FBI and the DOJ are denying the charges and an anonymous witness disputes the claim but I am more inclined to believe someone who makes himself known than the infamous “anonymous source.”

Gregg Jarrett, legal analyst for Fox News says he has a second witnesss against Rosenstein and other accusations in a series of tweets:

 

Time for Rosenstein to go.

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