Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena the “texts and messages” of House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and other members of Congress, according to legal analyst Greg Jarrett.
FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett went on with Sean Hannity on Friday night after the release of the House Intelligence FISA memo. Jarrett said his sources told him Rod Rosenstein threatened the House Intelligence Committee members three weeks ago. The House Intelligence Committee released their classified FISA memo on Friday morning. The House voted on Monday along party lines to share the explosive memo with the American public.
Gregg Jarrett: 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.
On Saturday morning Gregg Jarrett tweeted out that a second source now says Rod Rosenstein threatened Chairman Nunes and House Intelligence members if they did not stop their investigation.
Rosenstein was named in the four-page FISA memo as both signing off on one or more FISA applications on behalf of the DOJ, and working closely with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr – who was demoted for failing to reveal his ties to the author of the infamous 35-page “Trump-Russia” dossier.
Moments after the announcement that the memo was declassified, Trump spoke to reporters and was asked if the memo makes it more likely that he will fire Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, to which Trump responded:
“You figure that one out.”
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.
— Gregg Jarrett (@GreggJarrett) February 3, 2018