Graham: I thought Mr. Rosenstein gave a detailed explanation for what he knew and what he didn't know. He did not know the dossier had been disavowed by A Russian subsource. He wouldn't have signed the warrant if he known that.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 3, 2020
And with that, Chairman Graham concludes the hearing.
Rosenstein did exactly what I said he would. Pushed bull....covered his own ass. And he just teed up stuff that's coming.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) June 3, 2020
Rosenstein says he feels no "ill will" toward McCabe.
McCabe just called Rosenstein's claims of being mislead are "completely false" and that Rosenstein was "fully briefed." McCade calls it a "sad attempt" using Rosenstein as a "willing accessory."— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 3, 2020
“The evidence that has been made public has made clear that the Obama Administration targeted his political opponents, targeted President Trump and his campaign, unleashed, weaponized, and politicized the Department of Justice, the FBI, and intelligence community.” -@SenTedCruz pic.twitter.com/wvRehuUR8M— GOP (@GOP) June 3, 2020
Chairman Graham starts his conclusion: Mr. Rosenstein, I don't believe you were part of a conspiracy against Trump, but Carter Page and Michael Flynn were abused.
Rosenstein: I'm not punting on answers...I'm just not carrying the ball at the moment.
Sen. Blackburn: "What was done to President Trump...this is outside of the rule of law."
Sen. Kennedy: When the FBI knocks on your door, Americans shouldn't have to wonder if they're Democrats or Republicans.
Graham to Rosenstein: "How did Horowitz find all this stuff and you didn't?"
Sen. Kennedy: The Steele dossier was "unadulterated BS."
Sen. Kennedy: It's easier to divorce your spouse then get fired at the FBI.
Strzok and Page, Sen. Kennedy notes, were senior officials at the FBI. "They were navel-deep in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation."
Uh oh. Sen. Kennedy reading the Strzok-Page emails again to prove bias
Hirono insists: There was enough evidence to convict Trump on obstruction of justice.
Rosenstein: "I think that's unfair."
Rosenstein repeats: Yes, I do not believe the president should have been prosecuted.