(National Sentinel) Clean House: If there was ever any need for further proof that President Donald Trump should clean out all senior members of the Justice Department, this should do it. That is, if it’s true.
A bombshell report in The New York Times claims that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once offered to secretly record POTUS Trump inside the Oval Office while wanting to “recruit” top Trump administration officials to get rid of the president via the 25th Amendment — a majority of Cabinet members voting for removal.
The Times says that Rosenstein shared those plans with “other Justice Department and FBI officials,” who of course gave the paper their details anonymously.
During meetings in July 2017, Rosenstein allegedly made the explosive suggestion to other Justice Department and FBI officials that someone secretly record POTUS. The scheme never materialized, but according to the Times Rosenstein told then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe he thought it would be possible to flip Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, now chief of staff, to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Rosenstein naturally denied the story in a statement to the New York Times. But a DoJ spokeswoman “did not deny that Rosenstein suggested secretly taping Trump but instead provided an anonymous eyewitness who suggested the remark was in jest,” Breitbart News reported.
The Times noted:
“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he said in a statement. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”
A Justice Department spokeswoman also provided a statement from a person who was present when Mr. Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire. The person, who would not be named, acknowledged the remark but said Mr. Rosenstein made it sarcastically.
But according to the others who described his comments, Mr. Rosenstein not only confirmed that he was serious about the idea but also followed up by suggesting that other F.B.I. officials who were interviewing to be the bureau’s director could also secretly record Mr. Trump.
The paper said that Rosenstein, only two weeks into his duties as the overseer of the Russian investigation, began to consider a plot to record POTUS Trump after he fired then-FBI Director James Comey.
The president had met with Sessions and Rosenstein to inform them of his intentions, then tasked the latter with drafting a memo justifying the action.
Breitbart noted further:
In conversations with allies, the report continues, the Deputy Attorney General vowed be would be “vindicated” for memo being pinned on him. Later, Rosenstein, McCabe, along with four other FBI officials met to discuss the White House’s plans to replace the newly-removed FBI head.
During the meeting, the Times says, Rosenstein raised the prospect of donning a “wire,” prompting others in the room to inquire if the offer was genuine. Rosenstein then proposed other top FBI officials, including McCabe, wear a wire, according to the report. He reportedly assured the meeting participants that this act would not be difficult because White House security had previously not bothered to inspect his cell phone while entering the Oval Office.
How accurate is this report, however?
The Times has spent nearly two years allowing itself to be utilized as a propaganda rag for the Deep State, publishing one false report after another about the president, the “Russian collusion” lie, and various members of the president’s administration.
Why should we believe this report?
Obviously, it paints Rosenstein in a horrible light — one that provides POTUS Trump with plenty of justification to fire him if, in fact, the claims are true. So, either Rosenstein has done something or is preparing to do something the Times and the Deep State don’t approve of, or they’re trying to get POTUS Trump to respond in a way that puts him in an unfavorable light (such as further ‘obstruction’ in the Russia investigation).
Either way, this proves once again that Americans have lost control of their government, and we’ll be lucky to ever get it back.