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Newly released #DOJ emails reveal details about the internal response by the agency to allegations that then-Deputy AG @RodRosenstein had wanted to #Wiretap President Trump and invoke the #25thAmendment against him. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/doj-emails-rev…
The allegations were first reported by @NYTimes in September 2018. (Article: nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/…)

The article included a response statement from @RodRosenstein, who refuted the story, calling it “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
The series of internal emails released by @TheJusticeDept on Sept. 5 reveals the preparation of the response by the #DOJ and @RodRosenstein to the pending story from @NYTimes.

Most of the emails are dated Sept. 20, 2018, and took place the evening prior to the publication of…
…the article. There are significant redactions, but a number of important details are nevertheless contained within the release.

It appears that the first contact from the @NYTimes reporters with #DOJ officials occurred on Sept. 20, 2018, at 3:47 p.m. via email.
The email included claims from #McCabe that @RodRosenstein had suggested wearing a wire and that both #Rosenstein and McCabe had discussed “using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump.”
The @NYTimes published the article the following day, on Sept. 21, 2018.

The story was then picked up by @WashingtonPost, which published its own article the same day. (Article: washingtonpost.com/world/national…)

The Post article provided a bit more clarity on the comments made…
…and provided some important additional details, including that #McCabe was “pushing for the Justice Department to open an investigation into the president.”

The context provided by the Post differed materially from the lack of details provided by @NYTimes.
The #WaPo article also acknowledged that “A Justice Department official who met frequently with both McCabe and Rosenstein said that in the months that followed, Rosenstein never broached either subject — the 25th Amendment or a possible wiretap involving the president.”
The emails show that a significant number of high-level #DOJ officials were involved in reviewing the statement from @RodRosenstein, along with the background statement from Schools that refuted #McCabe’s version of events.
The emails also appear to indicate that no one at the #DOJ was disputing #Rosenstein’s statement.

An official statement from DOJ, in response to multiple television interviews conducted by #McCabe in Feb 2019 provides strong support for Rosenstein:
#McCabe recently accepted a position as a commentator with @CNN. Meanwhile, the #DOJ inspector general is expected to release a major report on #FISA abuses and the @FBI’s actions in this matter shortly, which may shine further light on the series of events.

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