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Earlier today, Judicial Watch announced it had obtained a two-page memo by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe describing how then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire into the Oval Office “to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.”

The memo, dated May 16, 2017, and obtained through a 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, details the events that happened at a meeting that day in Rosenstein’s office. The meeting included McCabe, Rosenstein, Deputy Assistant AG for Intelligence Tashina Gauhar and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Jim Crowell. McCabe began the meeting by telling Rosenstein that he “approved the opening of an investigation of President Donald Trump.” McCabe describes how he recruited Rosenstein to aid in his attempt to oust Trump, stating, “he informed DAG [Rosenstein] that as a result of his role in the matter, I thought he would be a witness to the case.”


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Rosenstein responded by explaining his previous discussion with President Trump, then-Attorney General Sessions and then-White House Counsel Don McGahn about Comey’s impending firing. He then suggests “that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions.” And that “he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House.”

This document is just one more in a long series of documents, obtained through FOIA lawsuits by Judicial Watch, that detail the extent of the corruption behind the Russia investigation. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, explaining the revelations of this memo, said: “This incredible memo details the conflicted and conniving coup effort against President Trump. It is astonishing and shocking McCabe thought he could have the FBI conduct a ‘counterintelligence’ operation on the president and Rosenstein thought it would be appropriate to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office. That the DOJ and FBI sat on this smoking gun for a year shows the need for urgent housecleaning at those agencies.”

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  • Freebie says:

    As we all suspected it was a planned coup by crooked Hillary Supporters.

  • Freebie says:

    Just as suspected Hillary supporters trying to overthrow our President!

  • Rick Brugman says:

    Amazingly arrogant and embedded bureaucratic bastards. AG Barr should take action— and soon

  • Robert Schanfarber says:

    Great piece Mr. Jarrett. Can’t wait to read your new book! Sure sounds like another case of “lack of candor“.
    Do you think Rosenstein will be prosecuted?

  • Rick Weldon says:

    I think we need a full investigation when Donald Trump was elected as our new POTUS…. we need to see why and who was behind the coup; that wanted to over throw Donald Trump. as our president by the voter’s of the USA. We need to find all individual’s who was involved all the player’s. And we need to investigate why Hillary Clinton is above the law. Mrs. clinton and Obama and the DOJ while he was potus why they weren’t brought to justice. The American people need to know why the Democratic party wasn’t held accountable for there corruption. So we can have once and for all the real truth. Why the Obama’s Administration was not held accountable for there unjust actions. This investigation has to be thourally looked into. Please Mr.Gregg bring them to justice.

  • Norman C Huntley says:

    So ! What are we going to do about it,”NOTHING”, Republicans are weak,they should be as tenacious as the lowlife democrats. Stop trying to be the nice guy, “WHEN THEY GO LOW, U SHOULD GO LOWER”. I’m sick of the 100’s of misdemeanors in the Democratic party that go unpunished, start at the top with HUSSEIN OBAMA. Let’s see what happens.
    Cheers Norman

  • Tom Brown says:

    It becomes more obvious each day; Obama didn’t want either Hillary or Trump to become president at least not for very long. His plan was to create a constitutional crisis by disqualifying both so the Dems could appoint him president for a third term.

  • Bill Doyle says:

    Sure a waste of time for McCabe, should they prosecute them based upon the memo of the soft coup between FBI and DOJ. The time he might be sent to prison for, could have been avoided had he not decided to try and overthrow a duly elected president

  • Marv Schulgen says:

    Is Hillary now waiting in the wings for the coup to install her in the Oval Office? Ever hopeful?

  • Randall Razz Taylor says:

    Oh really but their bogus investigation against POTUS wasnt???
    Uh huh!
    Whats worse not only was it a treasonous scandel and not only did it waste Federal resources but tax payers money as well.
    These crooked deep state colluding DEMONrats need to go to prison!
    Our country is not safe, and there is no justice until all the players including OBAMAnation and the CROOKED CLINTONS are put in prison and the keys thrown away!