Finally, three years coming, the Justice Department is showing a little more leg on the Rosenstein “scope” memo — the directive by which then–deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein defined the parameters of the investigation he’d appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to conduct. Of course, the games never end in the Trump–Russia probe, so there’s a hitch. The scope memo remains partially, tantalizingly redacted.
H/T: National Review
“Disclosure is limited to Rosenstein’s purported grounds for investigating four members of the Trump presidential campaign: Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn,” the author notes. “But six lines of text, which appear to describe a fifth person, and the supposed basis for investigating that person, remain blacked out.”
BREAKING - DOJ Finally Releases Less Redacted 2nd Scope Memo (8-2-2017) - Still Missing 3rd Scope Memo (11-20, 2017)...— PB&J (@lovli_pb) May 8, 2020
DAG Rosenstein authorizing special counsel 2 target ppl with clear knowledge primary target basis was false.https://t.co/6IXOQLkit1 via @thelastrefuge2
Andy McCarthy with Maria Bartiromo: Third Rosenstein memo was used to cover Rod Rosenstein's mistake. Watch below.
🚨ALERT: Here’s Rod Rosenstein’s memo to Robert Mueller coaching him into framing Flynn and Trump with the Russia Dossier. Ground breaking news🚨 pic.twitter.com/zeD3VCP3uL— Green Diplomacy (@GreenDiplomacy) May 8, 2020
Morning Greatness: Less Redacted Rosenstein Scope Memo Released, Secret Transcripts Soon to Follow - American Greatness https://t.co/zcAGjnRP1X— JoanHathaway (@JoanHathaway) May 8, 2020
Rosenstein was the linchpin for the cover-up of the 2016 attempted government coup.https://t.co/L60tnPbq6y— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) May 8, 2020
The Infamous Mueller Investigation Scope Memo Has Been Declassified and It's Bad News for Rod Rosenstein https://t.co/AvxNg9AT4o— RedState (@RedState) May 8, 2020
Rosenstein's August 2017 Scope Memo Released - Reveals Mueller Investigated Flynn For the "Crime" of "Engaging in Conversations with Russian Govt Officials" https://t.co/iDEaINBZ9C— thewatcher (@banawedata) May 8, 2020