(National Sentinel) Hacks and Criminals: On Wednesday it was confirmed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened duly-elected Republican lawmakers and their staffers with subpoenas for their personal data and information simply because they are attempting to perform their constitutional oversight of an out-of-control, rogue federal law enforcement agency.

The deputy AG threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to Fox News‘ Catherine Herridge.

For some reason, Attorney General Jeff Sessions felt it necessary to appear on Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson Tonight to defend Rosenstein.

When asked about the threat, Sessions replied:

Well, I don’t know if they’ve confirmed that exactly. In fact, the FBI Director, the senior ethics attorney for the Department of Justice who was in the room said that is a mischaracterization of really of what occurred… We understand in this department that we are accountable to the president and are accountable to Congress.

Except that his department and the FBI have not been ‘accountable’ — to Congress or the president.

Because if that were true, then the situation Sessions is attempting to diffuse would never have happened. Rosenstein would have already turned over documents that Congress has been demanding, that the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed.

It would never have gotten to the level of threats. That is if Sessions’ DoJ was being “accountable.”

But now a second source has come forward to claim that, no, there was no “misunderstanding” and no “misrepresentation.” Rod Rosenstein threatened GOP lawmakers and their staffers with legal action for simply attempting to perform their constitutionally mandated oversight.

The Wednesday report was confirmation of earlier reports in February claiming that Rosenstein leveled his threats in what appear to be clear violations of his oath of office and, perhaps, the law.

In February Fox News legal analyst and attorney Gregg Jarrett tweeted: “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 [sic] investigation of DOJ and FBI. Likely an Abuse of Power & Obstruction.”

He added:

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. See 18 USC 242 and other similar abuse of power statutes.

Now, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is adding to the confirmations.

He says GOP staffers were so upset by Rosenstein’s very clear threat they were “physically shaking” in his office.

“The #DOJ’s intimidation & stone-walling tactics have gone too far. I’ve heard first-hand from congressional staff following threats delivered Deputy AG #Rosenstein. Staff has literally been scared to the point of physically shaking in my office out of concern for their family,” he tweeted Wednesday.

Gaetz then hammered Rosenstein for his incessant stonewalling.

“On May 1, Rosenstein said “there is actually not a constitutional basis for oversight.” We on the Judiciary Cmte disagree. From refusing to produce documents, to improperly redacting, to threatening our staff, it is clear that Rosenstein will use every tool to frustrate oversight,” he wrote.

He then called for Rosenstein, whom he said “improperly signed a FISA application renewal,” to recuse himself from any ongoing Russia-Spygate-related investigations because he’s obviously too compromised.

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Rosenstein is said to be behind all of the stonewalling of congressional committees trying to get to the bottom of Obama’s Spygate operation.

Enough of the Deep State “cover thy rear” operations. If you’re like us and you want to see justice done — for a change — then you’ll join in on our call for POTUS Trump to fire this careerist hack and replace him (and Sessions) with individuals who care more for our country than protecting criminals.

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