Skip to comments.Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts
Posted on 01/18/2020 11:40:22 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he made the call to release to the media hundreds of text messages between two high-ranking FBI employees after they criticized then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race, according to new court filings the Justice Department released late Friday night.
In the messages, FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page insulted Trump as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), expressing a preference for Hillary Clinton in the election. The messages, which were exchanged on government cellphones, also revealed that the two were engaged in an extramarital affair, which has made them the subject of public harassment as well as ridicule from the president.
During former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which looked into whether the Trump campaign accepted help from the Russian government in 2016, President Trump and his Republican allies in the House used the messages to suggest that the FBI was a biased agency that was against his campaign from the beginning.
Strzok and Page filed separate lawsuits against the Department of Justice (DOJ) last year, alleging that the release of their text messages violated the Privacy Act, which safeguards information federal agencies hold about private individuals.
The FBI fired Strzok in 2018, which he is also contesting in the suit, and Page later resigned from the agency.
Until Friday, it was unclear who authorized the December 2017 release of the more than 300 messages the two exchanged.
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Weren’t they using TAXPAYER PAID PHONES???? It’s OUR INFORMATION, LOVE BIRDS....SUE AWAY!
Rosentstein played both sides. It was going to come out, so he released it.
He did whatever was likely to advance him with the side that appeared to be winning at the time he did it. So, I totally believe he would have worn the wire, and connived with Comey, but at the same time, as the Witch Hunt started to unravel, would cover his bets by throwing Strozk, Page, and McCabe under the bus.
I was immediately wondering “why would he do that?”
Your postulation makes sense except he released those text messages very early, way before it started to unravel. Besides, he knew that it would come out that it was he who released them, so wouldn’t that argue against him doing that?
Saving his own ass from prison is a good motive.
Trust nothing of what this little weasel says, not one word.
Friday night dump. He had to release it, but he is hiding it as much as he can.
Rod Rosenstein is Swamp.
I was stupid enough to believe he just did the right thing for a minute :)
NBC is saying that if there is a 50-50 tie..Justice Roberts could be the tie breaking vote....
History shows Chief Justice John Roberts could cast tie-breaking votes at Trump’s impeachment trial
Neither of their spouses have filed for divorce? I guess the pay and the perks of the Deep State must make infidelity seem trivial.
They were communicating by other means as well and reference that in the texts.
Weren’t some of the texts also destroyed because we were told they were ‘private’ like Hillary’s 30,000 yoga pants and wedding plans emails?
Earlier we were told that Strzok’s wife exposed the text messages. Now Rosie wants credit for it?
I am sure that the National Enquirer, Star and others will have all the news that is unfit to print and the MSM will ignore it completely even if there is clear sedition planned between them.
“Saving his own ass from prison is a good motive.”
Which is why so many elite criminals roll over on their peers and higher ups, is when they realize that their A$$ might go to prison unless they roll over on peers and higher ups.
Would not pence be the tie breaker? I sure as hell don’t want Roberts to.
There is a simple rule that is quite easy to follow and uderstand. If you are a public employee who is having an adulterous affair with another public employee and you want to send secret text messages to your sweet thing then simply USE YOUR OWN DAMNED PHONES WHILE ON YOUR OWN DAMNED TIME.
WOW. We know how that will end.
still take 2/3rds to convict
There isnt going to be a tie, NO Republican is going to throw their entire life away to impeach Trump..just like in the House, NO Republican voted for impeachment, the same will be in the Senate, especially since this is an election year, 10 months til the next election..they will just let the voters decide
why is rosenstein still employed?
Rosensteins only worth was being on the inside.
You cant swing a wiffle ball bat without hitting 3 antifa members, 4 Activist Dems, and 4 Never Trumpers in DC.
The only worth Rosenstein had was being on the Inside.
Comey, Yates, and large cast just wanted him to play and act and not be exposed.
Its that simple.
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