Rod Rosenstein Gave Mueller Secret Permission to Expand Investigation Beyond Trump
Chris Ferrell Director of Investigations for Research for Judicial Watch recently spoke with Lou Dobbs of Fox Business about what he called a “really gross abuse of due process” in the Mueller investigation.
He revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein gave Robert Mueller “secret permissions” to expand his investigation of Paul Manafort last August. Manafort’s attorneys recently gained permission to make public that it was Rosenstein that allowed Muller to expand his investigation to as far back as 2006.
Ferrell’s comments echo ours here. By making such an open-ended mandate, Rosenstein opened the door to what we see now – resurrecting 2005 tax crimes, 2010 bank fraud crimes, and 2013 foreign agent crimes. Rob Rosenstein is “Deputy” Attorney and can only operate under constitutional duties granted to him when Jeff Sessions recused himself.
CBS News reported:
None of the charges Manafort currently faces alleges coordination with the Kremlin, and Manafort’s attorneys had used that point to argue that Mueller had exceeded his authority by bringing charges against him accusing him of various financial crimes and acting as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of Ukrainian interests.
That paragraph is buried in a lengthy report that naturally gives Rosenstein a pass for ignoring due process.
Watch the video and learn why Ferrell sees Rosenstein ’s actions as giving Mueller and his team to permission to “do anything damned things they want.”