Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Strzok-Page texts
18 Jan 2020 — #SpyGate
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized the release to the media of text messages between two highly placed FBI employees who exchanged criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Justice Department has revealed in a new court filing.
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, both of whom are alleged to have made "authorized disclosures" to the media on behalf of Andrew McCabe, are now suing the Department of Justice over the authorized disclosures of their own text messages. How ironic!
“With the express understanding that it would not violate the Privacy Act and that the text messages would become public by the next day in any event, I authorized [Justice’s Office of Public Affairs] to disclose to the news media the text messages that were being disclosed to Congressional committees,” Rosenstein wrote in a five-page statement signed Friday.
Read the Justice Department filing released shortly before midnight Friday below.