Only hours before the release of the FISA memo on Friday, 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.
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.”
Jarrett tweeted again about Rosenstein’s illegal abuse of power: Again, if true, Rosenstein’s action was an illegal abuse of power and he should no longer serve as Deputy Attorney General. He allegedly used threats to try to stop the Intelligence Committee from exposing wrongful behavior in an attempt to cover it up.
Most recently Jarrett confirms that yet another source has come forward to confirm that Deputy AG Rosenstein did threaten members of the Intel Committee: “A 2nd source has now confirmed to me that, in a meeting on January 10, Deputy A-G Rosenstein used the power of his office to threaten to subpoena the calls & texts of the Intel Committee to get it to stop it’s investigation of DOJ and FBI. Likely an Abuse of Power & Obstruction.”