With regard to disgraced former FBI execs Comey and McCabe vis a vis former AG Loretta Lynch, the issue is whether Lynch was ever briefed on Crossfire Hurricane and the Carter Page FISAs. She says she didn't know anything about the FISA--which can't possibly be true--but that Comey told her about the investigation of Page as a Russian agent. That, of course, is highly likely, but Lynch says that happened in "spring of 2016." Woops! Not good for Comey and McCabe, since they claim they weren't doing much of anything until the end of July, so they have to deny Lynch's story. Uh oh! Deep State, we have a conflict!
As interesting as all that is--and TGP has lots of details--the Rosenstein information is, to me, the most fascinating for the long run, because it inevitably leads right into the Mueller Witchhunt. I've called Rosenstein a "weasel" in the past, but I've never suggested he's stupid. But you'd have to be stupid yourself to believe the things he told the IG. Check this out:
Rod Rosenstein made some suspect claims as well concerning this topic. Again, on page 74 of the FISA Report:
Rosenstein claims that he was “most focused on information that had developed into criminal investigations”. Rosenstein recalled Page was suspected of being a foreign (Russian) agent and didn’t recall details of what was the predication for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
This too doesn’t make sense because there were already three FISA warrants signed out on Carter Page by the time Rosenstein arrived in office as DAG. You would think Rosenstein would be fully briefed and aware on all aspects of that issue? Also, they were calling somebody a foreign spy which no doubt qualifies as a criminal investigation.
And Rosenstein didn’t even find out until 2018 the predication for Crossfire Hurricane?
UPDATE: Commenter Monsieur America has clarified matters re Loretta Lynch on his Twitter thread. One thing needs to be clear up front, however: Loretta Lynch was NOT "recused" from "all matters FISA/@carterpage." She simply delegated FISA matters to Sally Yates. However--and this is a big however--there was nothing to stop Sally from telling Loretta, Hey, we just got a FISA that will cover Trump's campaign and transition. In fact, Sally would be a complete moron not to have done so and memorialized that conversation in writing. In that light, note that Loretta says, over and over, "I don't have any recollection." Not about FISA. Maybe Sally did tell her, but she can't recollect. Very careful.
OTOH, Loretta does remember that as soon as Carter Page joined the Trump campaign she started getting briefings from Comey and McCabe--under the bus you go, guys!
Now, note carefully what Monsieur America points out and what we've also noted--that the focus on Carter Page long predates Page's famous trip to Moscow and his appearance in the Steele "dossier":
In earlier testimony to Intel Committee (vs Judiciary), Lynch ALREADY testified that Comey was briefing entire NSC cabinet **by JUNE 2016** about @carterwpage.— ❌Austere Scholar Monsieur ❌ (@MonsieurAmerica) September 3, 2019
That predates both Carter's July trip to moscow, any Dossier claims, or Papa's predicate to open Investigation. pic.twitter.com/NJpoiisYdp