GREGG JARRETT: If Rosenstein Defies Trump’s Declassification Order, He Should Be Fired For Rank Insubordination
DAG Rod Rosenstein
If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defies President Trump’s declassification order, he should be fired for rank insubordination says FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.
On Monday, President Trump issued an immediate declassification order of the 20 redacted Carter Page FISA docs and other records related to the Russia probe.
The Democrats immediately got to work to stop the truth from getting out to the public–they are running scared!
Ranking member of the House Intel Committee Adam Schiff said Trump’s declassification order “crossed a red line.”
In a shocking letter intended to undermine the President, and his authority over the Executive Branch, multiple high ranking Democrats sent a letter ordering intelligence agencies to ignore Trump’s order to declassify numerous documents involving the Russia investigation until consulting with Congress.
The DOJ and FBI are working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with President Trump’s order.
The process should take just a few days, however; Congressional sources now fear intel agencies will slow-roll the process to frustrate President Trump and others who want these documents released to the public.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed the June 2017 FISA renewal –one month after he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia collusion.
It is in Rod Rosenstein’s best interest to keep the June 2017 Carter Page FISA docs redacted and under lock and key–he is in a lot of trouble and he knows it.
Attorney Gregg Jarrett said in a FOX News op-ed that if DAG Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray defy the President’s order and continue to obstruct lawful subpoenas, they should both be fired for rank insubordination.
While Schiff is notorious for hyperbole, his assertion of a “red line” is rather stunning. Does it mean Rosenstein and Wray will defy the president’s direct order and continue to obstruct lawful subpoenas issued by congress? If so, they should be fired for rank insubordination.
In the alternative, they may endeavor to delay or “slow roll” the release of documents hoping that the political winds may shift or that control of Congress itself will change hands in the upcoming election.
Rosenstein has every reason to suppress the records. They may incriminate him. He affixed his signature to the final renewal of the FISA warrant application to continue spying on Carter Page. He vouched for the authenticity and veracity of the information contained therein. But if it was largely based on a “dossier” that was unverified and uncorroborated, Rosenstein may have been complicit in misusing his position of power in pursuit of a president who was wrongfully targeted by the FBI and DOJ.