Rod Rosenstein was appointed to the position of Deputy Attorney General by President Donald Trump. Prior to his appointment, Rosenstein served as the US Attorney for the District of Maryland, a position he was appointed to under George W. Bush.
When Jeff Sessions recused himself from any dealings involving Russia, if left Rosenstein in charge of the Mueller investigation and more. Since his ascension to his current position, some are questioning where his loyalties or political leanings are.
When appearing before the House Judiciary Committee this week, when asked about DOJ and FBI spying on the Trump campaign and any involvement by the Obama administration, Rosenstein just responded that he’s not permitted to discuss any classified information.
(CNSNews) – In response to two specific questions–did the Department of Justice or the FBI spy on the Trump campaign, and did anyone in the Obama administration direct confidential informants to make contact with the campaign–Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday he was “not permitted to discuss any classified information.”
“Let me ask you this,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) asked Rosenstein.
“What did the DOJ or FBI do in terms of collecting information, spying or surveillance on the Trump campaign, be it via (FBI informant) Stefan Halper, or anybody else working on behalf of the agencies?” DeSantis asked Rosenstein…
For the most part, Rosenstein was evasive in answering many of the questions thrown at him by members of the committee. All he really said was that they (DOJ) are not holding anything back that could be embarrassing. The question is, what does he consider embarrassing and to whom? Certainly, what the DOJ has been holding back may not be as embarrassing to the Obama administration as it is condemning.