Former US Attorney Joe DiGenova has an idea why the release of a much-anticipated inspector general report is still being delayed.
DiGenova slammed Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as a “careerist” who may be scrubbing the report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
“Rod Rosenstein and the DOJ, they have had this report for now two weeks,” Sean Hannity said on his Fox News program. “Why are my suspicions, the same guy who is obstructing Congress and won’t hand over the documents that they’ve subpoenaed to do their Congressional, their Constitutional oversight, why do I not trust them?”
DiGenova thought the reason was “very simple.”
“Rod Rosenstein is a careerist. He believes in the institution of the DOJ and the FBI to the exclusion of any accusations of fault,” he said.
“And what is happening right now is the IG report is being scrubbed by Rosenstein and his minions and people at the FBI, and they are removing as much embarrassing information about the bureau as possible,” DiGenova added.
He called out the delay tactics as “reprehensible” but noted it was part of a pattern of behavior by Rosenstein and others.
“The Deputy attorney general wants to hurt the president and he wants to prevent the release of truthful information to deny transparency to the American people to protect career people inside the Department of Justice and the FBI,” DiGenova said.
The former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia slammed what happened during the election campaign and during the probe into Clinton’s email server as ” a national disgrace.”
“Rosenstein should be at the forefront of releasing that information and instead, he is trying to hide substantial portions of it,” he said, adding that there is “no question” that the intent is to delay the report’s release until it can be “buried” under significant news like the upcoming summit between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
DiGenova suggested another reason behind the delay is to “prevent timely disclosures” and to control leaks to advance their narrative.
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