2 Sources: Deputy AG Rosenstein Threatened Nunes if He Kept Investigating DOJ, FBI

On Friday night Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett spoke with conservative pundit Sean Hannity about the release of the controversial House Intelligence FISA memo, and  dropped a massive bombshell concerning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and actions he took to keep the FISA memo hidden.

Jarrett claimed that a source told him that Rosenstein threatened House Intelligence Comittee members in January if they did not stop their investigation.

Then, on Saturday, Jarrett tweeted out that a second source had confirmed to him that Rosenstein went after Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee members.

“A 2nd source has now confirmed to me that, in a meeting on January 10, Deputy A-G Rosenstein used the power of his office to threaten to subpoena the calls & texts of the Intel Committee to get it to stop it’s investigation of DOJ and FBI,” he tweeted. “Likely an Abuse of Power & Obstruction.”

That’s huge.

These are criminal accusations being alleged against Rosenstein, and although we may not know the sources yet, this is almost certainly not the end of this story.

“It is a crime for a government official to use his office to threaten anyone, including a member of Congress, for exercising a constitutionally protected right,” Jarrett continued in a follow-up tweet. “See 18 USC 242 and other similar abuse of power statutes.”

You can’t go after members of Congress for doing their jobs, even if you don’t like the results.

The Department of Justice and the F.B.I. already have a ridiculous lack of accountability without Rosenstein trying to beat the House Intelligence Committee into submission.

Jarrett continued: “Again, if true, Rosenstein’s action was an illegal abuse of power and he should no longer serve as Deputy Attorney General. He allegedly used threats to try to stop the Intelligence Committee from exposing wrongful behavior in an attempt to cover it up.”

You can see Jarrett’s comment to Hannity from Friday night below. Jarrett speaks after Fox News contributor Sara Carter:

I don’t have to tell you how big this revelation could be. If these reports are true, we could — and should — be seeing the removal of the deputy attorney general of the United States for criminal activity.

This could well be the major headline of the upcoming political season.

Featured Image, H/T CT

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