(National Sentinel) N-O-R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova, who was recently under consideration to become one of President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyers, blasted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Monday in an interview for his appointment of special counsel Rod Rosenstein.

As reported by Law & Crime, diGenova, who was interviewed by WBAL to discuss his recent meeting with the president, said Rosenstein essentially appointed Mueller for no good legal reason.

“Rod Rosenstein created a special counsel where none is authorized by law,” diGenova, a frequent critic of Mueller’s probe and defender of Trump, said, noting that in making the appointment, Rosenstein did not cite any specific crime the Trump campaign was alleged to have committed.

As to why the deputy AG would have done so, diGenova, who is in private practice, said, “He did it to cover his fanny, and I think it is a disgraceful and cowardly act that Rosenstein did, because he didn’t want to make tough political decisions.”

“I have no respect for the man, and I think what he has done is, he has taken away from a duly-elected president of the United States over a year of his presidency by this foolish and cowardly … and unauthorized act of appointing a special counsel,” diGenova continued.

DiGenova then explained that he believes the appointment of a special counsel in order to create a false narrative — Russian collusion — and cast a pall over Trump’s entire presidency was part of a plot hatched by senior members of the FBI and Justice Department in the months leading up to Trump’s victory in 2016 and beyond.

“I believe that the president was the victim of a brazen plot by senior FBI and DOJ officials in the Obama administration to do two things: Illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton” over her criminal mishandling of classified materials “and the second part of that plot was that if Hillary lost, and didn’t become president, those same DOJ FBI Obama people were going to do everything within their power to prevent Trump from continuing as president by framing him with a crime.”

Later, he praised Trump as “delightful” with a “great sense of humor,” explaining that the firm he and his wife, Victoria Toensing, run have represented some people involved in the special counsel’s investigation, which created a conflict of interest they could not get around.

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