Newly obtained Department of Justice emails sent by then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein around the time of disgraced former FBI Director James Comey’s termination and former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment raise concerns about possible corruption.
Obtained this week by Judicial Watch as per a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the DOJ last year, the emails show Rosenstein writing bizarre messages to a number of parties around the same time that these two noteworthy events occurred.
On May 12, a day after Comey’s termination and four days after Rosenstein wrote a memo to Trump calling for the then-director’s ouster, the then-deputy AG wrote a bizarre email to Mueller that reads, “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions.”
Discussions about what?
BREAKING: JW released 145 pages of Rosenstein’s comms that include an email from Rosenstein to Mueller stating, “The boss & his staff don’t know about our discussions”& “off the record” emails w/media outlets around the date of Mueller’s appointment (1/3). https://t.co/zj1peDBnPQ
— Judicial Watch ? (@JudicialWatch) October 2, 2019
Then four days later, on May 16, a day before Rosenstein appointed Mueller to investigate the president, he wrote another bizarre email — this one to former Obama administration acting Attorney General Mark Flip, who served in office during the previous administration’s first month in office.
“I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us,” this email reads.
BREAKING: JW announced it obtained a 2-page memo, dated 5/16/17, by Andrew McCabe detailing how then-Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office “to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions,” (1/3). https://t.co/6fDSlS45nU
— Judicial Watch ? (@JudicialWatch) September 23, 2019
And according to Judicial Watch, Rosenstein was in touch with the demonstrably liberal mainstream media the whole time that all of this occurred.
“The documents also show that … Rod Rosenstein was in direct communication with reporters from 60 Minutes, The New York Times and The Washington Post,” the watchdog group revealed in a press release published Wednesday.
“In an email exchange dated May 2017, Rosenstein communicated with New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz to provide background for this article about himself. Ruiz emailed Rosenstein a draft of the article, and he responded with off-the-record comments and clarifications.”
In one email exchange from May 17, 2017, “60 Minutes” producer Katherine Davis praised Rosenstein’s decision on Mueller, writing, “Good call on Mueller. Although I obviously thought you’d be great at leading the investigation too.”
Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton believes that these findings offer further proof that Mueller’s appointment and subsequent investigation were rooted in corruption.
“These astonishing emails further confirm the dishonest corruption behind Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller,” he said in a statement. “The emails also show a shockingly cozy relationship between Mr. Rosenstein and anti-Trump media reporters.”
Astonishing: emails further confirm the ishonest corruption behind Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller–also show a shockingly cozy relationship between Mr. Rosenstein and anti-Trump media reporters. (And he wanted to wear a wire on the President!) https://t.co/cPsc3WGLul pic.twitter.com/mfsXovYGbp
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 2, 2019
The belief by those on the right — a belief that’s now being investigated by the Trump DOJ — is that Mueller’s investigation into the president was predicated on corruption. It’s a belief shared by Fitton, who believes the investigation was part of a coup to remove Trump from office.
“Mr. Mueller, whether he wants to acknowledge it or not, he was a tool of the coup plotters,” he said during an interview on the “The Larry O’Connor Show” back in March, only days after the completion of Mueller’s lengthy and ultimately fruitless investigation.
“And you had the original effort to destroy Trump during the campaign through spying and figuring out what was going on as part of the ‘insurance policy’ if he was elected. Then they talk about literally overthrowing the president through the 25th amendment. Out of that discussion came the appointment of Robert Mueller. So the Mueller phase of the effort to overthrow President Trump is over, but it will have other elements as it continues.”
Listen to the whole interview below:
It appears Fitton’s prediction wasn’t wrong. With the Mueller report out of the way, congressional Democrats and their media allies are now trying to target Trump by arguing that he committed impeachable offenses during a phone call over the summer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to Fitton, these latest efforts are just another leg of the coup.
“The Democrats in the House and their allies in the media and the deep state are manufacturing another crisis to justify the unlawful removal of President Trump,” he said last week.
“We had the coup attack out of the deep state, and it’s continuing through this fraud impeachment process, where Nancy Pelosi is calling for an impeachment inquiry. … So you’ve got that abuse of power by Nancy Pelosi. And President Trump rightly has been trying to be transparent about this alleged corruption issue, released the transcript, and it shows nothing inappropriate was said during that phone warranting impeachment or anything else.”
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 25, 2019
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