Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein snapped back at critics over the weekend. He indignantly denies that he “leaked” anything. He “authorized” the disclosure.
Time reported that he leaked the emails exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page on the eve of his Senate hearing testimony. Rosenstein forced Time to print a retraction.
“The original version of this story,” they wrote two days after it was published, “misstated Rod Rosenstein’s actions regarding how text message conversations were released to media. He authorized the release of the messages, he did not leak the messages.” Either way, Peter Strzok is suing him for it.
Two years ago, the media got to take a good look at 375 highly interesting text messages exchanged between Clinton loving FBI agent Peter Strzok and his illicit lover Lisa Page. Page was a lawyer at the Department of Justice and working closely with Andrew McCabe.
The anti-Trump bias revealed in the messages was only the tip of the iceberg. Some of the messages are considered downright treasonous.
When Lisa Page, the lover of Peter Strzok, talks about being “crushed”, and how innocent she is, ask her to read Peter’s “Insurance Policy” text, to her, just in case Hillary loses. Also, why were the lovers text messages scrubbed after he left Mueller. Where are they Lisa?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Now, Strzok is suing Rosenstein over the violation of his privacy. As stated in his complaint, “the DOJ violated the Privacy Act by releasing the text messages.” Rosenstein says he did it because they were about to go public anyway.
His real ulterior motive, he admits is that since the Senators were going to trickle the information out in bits and pieces, it was going to make the Federal Bureau of Instigation look a whole lot worse than dumping a huge pile of raw data on the table and letting reporters mine through it.
“The disclosure obviously would adversely affect public confidence in the FBI, but providing the most egregious messages in one package would avoid the additional harm of prolonged selective disclosures and minimize the appearance of the Department concealing information that was embarrassing to the FBI.”
The public is wondering how Strzok can run around suing the DOJ instead of being arrested on charges of Treason.