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Rod Rosenstein to ‘subpoena’ Republican-led House committee: report

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During a meeting earlier this year, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, threatened the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee. He wrote in an email saying he would “subpoena” lawyers for emails, phone records and other documents, according to Fox News. 

The move was referred to as a “personal attack” by aides. The meeting involved senior FBI and Justice Department officials. Kash Patel, the former senior counsel for counterterrorism wrote to the House Office of General Counsel about Rosenstein’s actions.

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“The DAG [Deputy Attorney General] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further criticism of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” she wrote. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”

Officials from the Department of Justice and FBI said the claims are false.

Rosenstein “never threatened anyone in the room with a criminal investigation.” The official told Fox News. The source said all parties “are all quite clear that the characterization of events laid out here is false. The official concluded by saying that Rosenstein “was responding to a threat of contempt.”


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Here are the five world leaders Trump spoke with just prior to the bombshell DNI whistleblower complaint

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