Rod Rosenstein skillfully SMACKS DOWN Rep. Jim Jordan in a cinematic way…
“There’s no way to subpoena phone calls.”
Must watch: https://t.co/rAbWDIt1k1
— Jason K. Morrell (@CNNJason) June 28, 2018
Courtesy of CBS News:
In a particularly heated exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Jordan accused Rosenstein of having personally redacted items relating to ongoing investigations as well as claims that Rosenstein was not complying with Congressional requests, saying, “you have seven days to get your act together.” Jordan was referring to a resolution on the House floor threatening to hold Rosenstein in contempt.
“I’ve heard you make those kinds of allegations publicly on TV. Mr. Jordan, I am the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, ok? I’m not the person doing the redacting, I’m responsible for responding to your concerns, as I have…whenever you brought issues to my attention I have taken appropriate steps to remedy them,” said Rosenstein.
He added, “When you find some problem with production or with questions, it doesn’t mean that I’m personally trying to conceal something from you. It means we’re running an organization that’s trying to follow the rules.”
Rosenstein pushed back further, saying, “I appreciate your concerns, but your use of this to attack me personally is deeply wrong.” Jordan continued to press Rosenstein, saying that media reports claim that the deputy attorney general had threatened staffers on the House Intelligence Committee by threatening to subpoena phone calls and emails.
“No sir, and there’s no way to subpoena phone calls,” Rosenstein replied.
Jordan then grilled Rosenstein about the testimony Wednesday of Strzok, on what questions he did and didn’t answer, under advisement of FBI counsel. The Ohio congressman complained that Strzok couldn’t answer the question of whether he’d ever communicated with Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS
“I appreciate your saying it’s not personal. Sometimes it feels that way. How do I know, sir? You interviewed Mr. Strzok, I didn’t.”
Jordan: “He works for you. Doesn’t work for us.”
“There are 115,000 people who work for me, sir,” Rosenstein retorted. “You should believe me because I’m telling the truth and I’m under oath.”
I have to say that I have had some disagreements with Rosenstein over how he has handled a few things, but I really like how he bitchslaps assholes.