While appearing on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Congressman Jim Jordan weighed in on reports indicating that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to testify on the first day of Senate hearings that are scheduled to begin on June 3.
The series of oversight hearings will focus on “all things Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller investigation,” according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham.
As reported by The Hill,
“Graham said that Rosenstein will speak about ‘new revelations’ included in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report on surveillance warrant applications tied to former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Rosenstein, who was interviewed as part of Horowitz’s investigation, signed off on the third Page warrant renewal application.”
In response to the news, Rep. Jordan signaled his hope that Rosenstein will be pressed on the allegation that he was “looking to wear a wire to record” President Trump, and even floated the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.
Jordan cited statements made by former FBI counsel James Baker during his deposition. Video Below
“Jim Baker told us in that eight-day time frame that people at the FBI were looking to — Rod Rosenstein was looking to wearing a wire to record the President of the United States,” Jordan told Lou Dobbs. “Rod Rosenstein was looking to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the President from office. Rod Rosenstein was talking about — and Andy McCabe was talking about an obstruction of justice investigation into the President.”
“And what they ultimately settled on doing, their course of action was to get Bob Mueller named as Special Counsel. And Jim Comey leaked his memos to create the momentum to get Bob Mueller as the Special Counsel,” he continued. “And two years later and 30 million dollars and all the subpoenas and everything else they did — they came back with what they already knew. There was nothing there.”
“So, yea I think Rod Rosenstein is a good person to bring in right away. And let’s find out about what he knows about wearing a wire and what he was doing about the 25th Amendment and these other issues that came up in that critical, critical time frame in May of ’17,” Jordan declared. Video Below
Rosenstein’s Role: @Jim_Jordan says it’s about time the American people hear directly from Rod Rosenstein about his plan to wear a wire in the White House and invoke the 25th amendment against @realDonaldTrump. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/kg8ybw9Pmb
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) May 27, 2020