New documents obtained by Fox News reveal Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” the emails, phone records, and other materials from legislators and their staff on the House Intelligence Committee regarding the ongoing Russia probe.
According to Fox News, the DOJ Deputy lashed-out at Devin Nunes’ Intel Committee in January 2018 after they repeatedly requested access to records surrounding the Russia collusion investigation.
“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to ‘subpoena’ emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a ‘personal attack,’” writes Fox News.
“The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee’s then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”
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