Remember Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein? He’s the embattled leader who helped President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey. Plenty of us thought he was an ally at the time – until he turned face and launched an investigation on Trump just one short week later.
He’s also the one who hired Special Counsel Robert Mueller. That’s noteworthy because Rosenstein is effectively partially responsible for starting the Russian collusion investigation against Trump.
We know now that the collusion issue was effectively a Leftist farce…but that doesn’t mean Rosenstein was simply a victim. After a recent 60 Minutes interview, it’s clear he was never on Trump’s side – full stop.
- It was FBI Director Andrew McCabe who first broke this tasty tidbit of news last week. Allegedly, he informed 60 Minutes that Rosenstein confided in him often about his duties in the White House.
- McCabe claims Rosenstein said, “I never get searched when I go into the White House.” This is interesting enough on its own; White House security protocols seem to contradict him.
- But what’s really surprising? He took it a step further, offering to wear a recording device to spy on Trump. McCabe even mentions that Rosenstein claimed, “They wouldn’t know it was there.” Sounds like someone had a plan to disrupt our President long before the public even knew about it.
- A source for Rosenstein claims the exact opposite. He says the questionable former District Attorney was simply being sarcastic, drawing attention to overly-lax White House security protocols.
- McCabe doesn’t agree with this at all; in fact, he’s spoken out about it specifically. “He was absolutely serious,” he said, while speaking with Pelley. “… In fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had.”
- The good news is that it seems as if McCabe never took him up on the offer, and didn’t even really consider it an option. “I did discuss it with my general counsel and my leadership team back at the FBI,” he explained, “after he brought it up the first time.”
- McCabe also said that, at the time Rosenstein first made the claims, it almost led to him leaving the department. It appears the former Deputy Attorney managed to convince the people around him he should stay – and that includes a continued involvement with the Russian collusion investigation.
- All of this seems to paint a very clear picture of a Rosenstein who set out to “expose” something untoward or flat-out false. The Justice Department totally denies authorizing any sort of secret recording and/or working with him in this manner. Even McCabe acknowledges that Rosenstein “… kinda threw out in a very frenzied chaotic conversation.”
- Complicating matters further is the fact that McCabe himself may not be the cleanest of leaders. He opened an obstruction of justice investigation into President Trump just before Robert Mueller stepped into office in May of 2017. By March, he was fired; Jeff Sessions concluded he misled investigators.
Can we really trust McCabe, here? Or is it Rosenstein who’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes and mislead people about the President? Alternatively, could both of them be dirty? Let us know what you think in the comments.