By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) When the full history of Spygate is written, the one person who will be saddled with the blame for refusing to push back against an improper, uncalled for probe of POTUS Donald Trump will be former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova.
The current Washington-area attorney made his observation in response to reports that Rosenstein issued a mysterious “third scope memo” to special counsel Robert Mueller, whom he appointed — apparently under pressure — to determine whether the 2016 Trump campaign “colluded” with Russia to “steal the election.” (See our video report on this third scope memo below).
In comments on Fox Business, diGenova said the third memo that the collusion probe was established under false pretenses and that ultimately that is Rosenstein’s fault for allegedly caving to fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the Washington Examiner — which first reported the existence of the third memo last week — noted.
“When the history of this scandal is written, one person will be blamed and should be blamed for the entire wasting of two years of President Trump’s presidency. Rod Rosenstein was a coward,” DiGenova told host Lou Dobbs.
He noted further that he believes Rosenstein was scared to oppose McCabe, who from May to early August 2017 led the bureau after President Trump fired Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia witch hunt.
“He didn’t know how to tell McCabe and those people to stop fooling around and messing around with Trump,” DiGenova said.
“He came in, he found out about the Hillary Clinton investigation. He saw how rabidly anti-Trump they were, and he, Rosenstein, caved and gave up the power of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general to a bunch of corrupt FBI officials. And that third scope memo is proof that he was scared to death of McCabe.”
Of the third memo, one lawmaker to have see it, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), told Fox News that it looked to him to be a “CYA [cover your ass] memo.”
Nunes added the Mueller report “talk[ed] about this expanded investigation and they list[ed] a bunch of names in there.”
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