Rod Rosenstein, the former United States deputy attorney general, admitted that he had not “read every word” of the FISA application against Carter Page.
Rosenstein was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee as the first witness into a new investigation of Robert Mueller’s failed Russia probe. As deputy attorney general, Rosenstein had signed the FISA warrant renewal regarding Carter Page, then-candidate Trump’s campaign aide.
Rosenstein admitted to Senator Mike Lee that he was “not sure [he] read every page, but [he] was familiar with what was in it,” and that it didn’t matter as much, as it was “just a reauthorization” as it had been approved three times before.
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He confirmed again to Senator Ted Cruz that he was “not sure [he] read every word,” but that he had “certainly reviewed it.” Cruz pointed out that there was “significant exculpatory material” within the document in regards to the failed Russia investigation, which Rosenstein claimed he had no idea was present.
“If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application?” Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the committee, then asked Rosenstein. “No, I would not,” Rosenstein replied.
The former deputy AG also claimed that he had no idea the dodgy dossier that was used to form the basis of the whole Russian investigation was bought and paid for by the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
I can interpret this in only two ways: either Rosenstein knew damn well what was going on with the FISA warrant and the Russia hoax, and ignored all the evidence that would have exonerated the president and his aides, or, he’s simply a useful idiot for the Left and the Democratic Party! Either way, just like most of the higher-ups in the Deep State, he shouldn’t be let anywhere near the wheels of power ever again!
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