Deputy FBI Director Rod Rosenstein’s career is hanging by a single pathetic thread. It’s recently come to light that not only did he instruct Robert Mueller to launch his Russian collusion probe, but that he personally okay’d the Monday afternoon raid of Michael Cohen’s offices.
The word on the street is that the White House is planning on terminating his employment if his partisan and political maneuvering don’t cease. Sensing this, it looks like the embattled deputy director has held out an olive branch to the Trump administration and their Republican allies in Congress…
Here’s the story from our friends at Daily Caller:
Facing threats of legal action, the Justice Department on Wednesday provided the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with a two-page document showing the FBI’s basis for opening the Russia counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The agency provided the document, known as an Electronic Communication, or EC, after California Rep. Devin Nunes and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Nunes sent a letter to Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray April 4, demanding an un-redacted copy of the EC, as well as access to applications for surveillance warrants against President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page. Nunes set April 11 as the deadline for the document production.
Rosenstein seemingly relented, providing a minimally redacted copy of the EC to Nunes and Gowdy. The two-page document contains some redactions to protect the name of a foreign country and a foreign agent, a Justice Department official told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Nunes thanked Rosenstein in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
“During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI,” Nunes said.
“Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today.”
It’s doubtful that his cooperation at this late stage in the game will be enough to save his job. It wouldn’t surprise anyone to see a pink slip cross his desk in the next couple of weeks. But truly, what’s most disheartening is Representative Gowdy’s retirement! We’re going to miss his take-no-prisoners attitude…
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