Archiv: Rod J. Rosenstein

04.05.2018 - 08:58 [ ]

Giuliani: I Don’t Believe That Michael Cohen Was Wiretapped

(05.03.18 3:02 PM ET) “Us lawyers have talked about it, we don’t believe it’s true,” Giuliani told The Daily Beast. “We think it’s going to turn out to be untrue because it would be totally illegal.“

04.05.2018 - 08:28 [ Matt Gaetz, Abgeordneter des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

[Rosenstein] „signed a document to spy on an American citizen with no justification and put his name to silence the whistleblower in the Uranium One case. Rod Rosenstein’s understanding of extortion is apart from the law“

04.05.2018 - 08:18 [ ]

Rod Rosenstein is not above the law

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s reaction to reports of possible impeachment for failing to respond to congressional subpoenas was to proclaim that the Justice Department “will not be extorted.”

I suppose he meant to say, “Only we here at the Justice Department do the extorting, with special counsels, daylight raids of people’s attorneys, bankrupting people with legal fees, threats to prosecute family members, and questionable wiretapping of Americans.”

04.05.2018 - 08:11 [ Washington Post ]

To search Michael Cohen’s home and office, the FBI had to clear a higher-than-normal bar

Here’s what we don’t know: We don’t know specifically what the FBI was looking for when it raided the office of Michael Cohen, high-profile attorney for the Trump Organization. We don’t know what they found; we don’t know what investigations might be bolstered or curtailed by the evidence they seized.

What we do know, though, is interesting enough. The raid, which covered Cohen’s office and, according to the Wall Street Journal, his home and a Manhattan hotel room, included the seizure of information about the payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election and it included communications between Cohen and President Trump — meaning it included communication between an attorney and his client.

02.05.2018 - 20:23 [ Washington Post ]

Trump calls Justice Department ‘rigged,’ threatens action

The president’s tweet suggests that friction may be rising again between Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who just a day earlier declared at a public event that “the Justice Department is not going to be extorted” by public and private threats.