June 13, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will recommend that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence open an internal investigation of its Republican staffers following a damning new report from Fox News, a Department of Justice official said Tuesday.
“[Rosenstein] will request that the House General counsel conduct an internal investigation of these Congressional staffers’ conduct,” the official told Fox News.
The statement was included in a report alleging that Rosenstein threatened to subpoena Republican staffers on the House panel during a closed-door meeting in January 2018.
One staffer wrote in an email at the time that Rosenstein issued a “not-so-veiled threat to unleash the full prosecutorial power of the state against us.”
Another committee investigator, Kash Patel, wrote in an email that Rosenstein suggested that the Justice Department “will subpoena your records and your emails.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:19 am