The US Attorney who approved the search warrant on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is a Republican and a Trump appointee.
Well, I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. We’ll see what happens. But I think it’s really a sad situation when you look at what happened. And many people have said, “You should fire him.” Again, they found nothing. And in finding nothing, that’s a big statement. If you know the person who’s in charge of the investigation, you know about that. Deputy Rosenstein — Rod Rosenstein — he wrote the letter, very critical, of Comey.
One of the things they said: “I fired Comey.” Well, I turned out to do the right thing, because if you look at all of the things that he’s done and the lies, and you look at what’s gone on at the FBI with the insurance policy and all of the things that happened — turned out I did the right thing.
But he signed — as you know, he also signed the FISA warrant. So Rod Rosenstein, who’s in charge of this, signed a FISA warrant, and he also signed a letter that was essentially saying to fire James Comey. And he was right about that. He was absolutely right.
So we’ll see what happens. I think it’s disgraceful, and so does a lot of other people. This is a pure and simple witch hunt.
The Smoking Gun tweeted:
Geoffrey Berman, the US Atty who signed off on the Michael Cohen search warrants, is:
* A Republican
* A @realdonaldtrump appointee
* A max individual donor to Trump's '16 general election campaign
* A former Rudy Giuliani law partner
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) April 9, 2018
Unless Trump’s own appointees are carrying out a witch hunt against him, there is no witch hunt.
What is happening is that Republican Trump appointees are finding something very wrong with Trump’s business dealings and his relationship with Russia.
This isn’t a Democratic conspiracy, but Republicans who are advancing the Russia investigation.
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