Former Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein took the stand before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he sure did he make some headline news.
First he admitted to not reading the full FISA warrant he himself signed and Republican Senators blasted him for it.
But when Democrat Hirono tried to pin President Trump, Rosenstein set her straight.
“I did not suggest or hint at secretly recording President Trump,” Rosenstein said during questioning from Sen. Mazie Hirono, as Just The News reported.
The Hawaiian senator blasted the hearing as a ploy to bolster President Trump’s “conspiracy theories and to help the president’s reelection” and said that it “wastes this committee’s time.”
Hirono asked Rosenstein if he concurred with Attorney General Barr’s statement in a letter to Congress, in which Barr wrote that, “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
“Did Attorney General Barr accurately present your view regarding the obstruction of justice?” Hirono asked.
“Senator I do not believe that the evidence collected by the special counsel warrants prosecution of the president, that is correct,” Rosenstein replied.
The senator pressed the issue of the letter again and asked Rosenstein if he concurred “that there was no obstruction of justice involved?”
Rosenstein responded to Hirono, reiterating his previous response: “Yes, I do not believe that the president committed a crime that warrants prosecution. And that’s the issue that we review as prosecutors.”