At high noon last Thursday, when Rod Rosenstein (Deputy AG) missed the subpoenaed deadline to hand over the documents to Congress, it caused a congressional backlash. This lack of action caused the lawmakers to point out the slow walk. Congressional committees are calling for the impeachment of Rosenstein. Additionally, Committee members are calling for contempt of Congress charges.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a landmark move just appointed John Lausch, U.S. Attorney, to oversee the transition of the 1.2 million un-redacted documents. The documents are regarding the HRC email scandal and the FISA court information. The appointment was made to prevent a contempt of Congress charge.
Rosenstein is blaming the stalling and handling of the documents on “the sheer volume of documents and number of redactions” per the Washington Times.
But, per investigative reporter Sara A. Carter, Attorney DiGenova is having no part of the “slow walk” and is placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Rosenstein and Wray.
“Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray made the decision to tap Lausch over the weekend after a subpoena deadline imposed by Congress on Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein passed without action,” per Sara A. Carter,
Also, POTUS tweeted on the subject as well, saying, “Lawmakers of the House Judiciary Committee are angrily accusing the Department of Justice of missing the Thursday Deadline for turning over UN-REDACTED Documents relating to FISA abuse, FBI, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, Clinton Emails and much more. Slow walking – what is going on? BAD!” (MORE BELOW)
See SLOW WALK Tweet Below:
Lawmakers of the House Judiciary Committee are angrily accusing the Department of Justice of missing the Thursday Deadline for turning over UNREDACTED Documents relating to FISA abuse, FBI, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, Clinton Emails and much more. Slow walking – what is going on? BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
Also, Sara tells us that DiGenova believes Wray and Rosenstein should be held in contempt. See below by Sara A. Carter:
Joe DiGenova, founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of DiGenova & Toensing and who was considered until recently to represent Trump said the DOJ’s decision to appoint Lausch is political theater.
“I think the problem with the production of the documentation is adding too much supervision,” said DiGenova regarding the appointment of Lausch. “This is all political theater and trying to prevent contempt of Congress. This is all designed to get (House Speaker) Paul Ryan not to agree to contempt and an attempt to delay production of the documents until the November election, hoping the Republican’s lose the House.
DiGenova said Wray and Rosenstein are responsible for the delays and should be held in contempt.
“Rosenstein has stolen 15 months of Donald trump’s presidency because he didn’t want the responsibility of having the case in the Justice Department and he illegally appointed a Special Counsel because he didn’t have any evidence of a crime. He knows better than that. The whole thing has a political stench to it because of the cowardice of Rosenstein.”
What is your best guess for the SLOW WALK of the documents?
In ending, Do you think Sessions is doing things in the right order? Or, do you think he should do something different? Do you agree with DiGenova that they should be slapped with contempt of Congress charges?