Ex-FBI Top Lawyer: Rosenstein Wasn’t Joking About Recording, Removing Trump

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Tue, 10/09/2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wasn’t joking when he told former FBI officials Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page that he wanted to secretly record President Trump and use the tapes to remove him from office, according to the FBI’s former top lawyer.

Fox News reports that James Baker, who served as the FBI’s General Counsel before he was reassigned and then quit, told congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition last week that Page and McCabe relayed the same account of Rosenstein’s remarks – and that he was absolutely serious at the time.

“As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed,” reports The Hill’s John Solomon, citing a confidential source.

“It was no laughing matter for the FBI,” the source added.

Solomon points out that Rosenstein’s comments happened right around the time former FBI Director James Comey was fired.

McCabe, Baker’s boss, was fired after the DOJ discovered that he had leaked self-serving information to the press and then lied to investigators about it. Baker, meanwhile, was central to the surveillance apparatus within the FBI during the counterintelligence operation on then-candidate Trump.

As the former FBI general counsel, Baker was a senior figure with a pivotal position who had the ear of the FBI director.

Baker also is at the heart of surveillance abuse accusations, many from congressional Republicans. His deposition lays the groundwork for a planned closed-door House GOP interview with Rosenstein later this week.

Baker, formerly the FBI’s top lawyer, helped secure the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as well as three subsequent renewals. -Fox News

Meanwhile, the Times also notes that McCabe’s own memos attest to Rosenstein’s intentions to record Trump – which led to Rosenstein reportedly tendering a verbal resignation to White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Rosenstein is set to be interviewed in private on Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee.

On September 21 the New York Times reported on Rosenstein’s alleged comments. The MSM – citing anonymous officials – immediately spread the narrative that he was simply joking. Rosenstein’s office has tried to downplay the comments as a joke, insisting that he never gave an order to record Trump, and that he doesn’t believe Trump should be removed from office.

Let’s see if Rosenstein tells Congressional investigators the same thing on Thursday, under oath, under penalty of felony.

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