A second major “leak,” from the FISA abuse memo. A new report shows Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is the one who signed an application to extend surveillance of Trump campaign official Carter Page.
Rosenstein assumed office on April 26th, 2017, approving the spy warrant merely three months after Trump was inaugurated on January 20th, 2017.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved to extend surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page shortly after assuming office last spring, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with a secret Republican memo.
The Times report did not reveal the evidence Rosenstein relied on to authorize extension of the surveillance.
Rosenstein, also a Republican, took office in April after being nominated by Trump.
The Republican Party and the Democratic Party were not immediately available to comment late on Sunday. Reuters could not contact Carter Page for comment.
Now the left is rushing to discredit and taint this fact with more conjecture and “anonymous” sources
The extension shows the Department of Justice, under President Donald Trump, saw reason to believe that Page was acting as a Russian agent, the paper reported on Sunday.
Some sources said the Republican memo, spearheaded by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, could be used to attack Rosenstein for allegedly renewing the warrant to spy on Page without having properly vetted the information in the application. The memo allegedly claims that the FBI abused FISA surveillance law by using the dossier.
It is believed the fake dossier was used originally to get a warrant for wire tapping and many of the allegations in that dossier remain unproven one year after its publication.