Rosenstein Running Personal Attack on President Trump
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally approved Monday’s FBI raid on US President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Geoffrey Berman, the Trump-appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which had jurisdiction, was recused from the Cohen case and not involved in carrying out the raid.
Mr. Rosenstein approved Mr. Berman’s recusal.
Mr. Rosenstein’s involvement and approval of the raid may signal a high degree of probable cause, especially given that Mr. Cohen is an attorney, highly-sensitive ground.
Further, that special counsel Robert Mueller referred evidence found on Mr. Cohen to Mr. Rosenstein, who then referred it to the Southern District of New York.
It was the Southern District that consulted with Mr. Rosenstein, and received the Green Light to obtain a search warrant.
Mr. Rosenstein’s approval of the raid enraged President Trump, rekindling private discussions whether to fire the Deputy AG
Mr. Rosentein was put in charge of matters related to the investigation of Russia’s possible involvement in the Y 2016 Presidential election after President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, recused himself. Mr. Rosenstein in that role appointed special counsel Robert Muller who is on the hot seat here.
President Trump is entitled to an AG and Justice Department that he can trust, not one that is intent on damaging and/or unseating our duly elected President and our country.