Rosenstein testifies he doesn’t need to read every FISA application he signs

Rosenstein testifies he doesn’t need to read every FISA application he signs
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[Ed. – He seems to have been coy about whether he read the FISA application on Carter Page — which he did sign.]

When former judge Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) asked Rosenstein about the FISA warrant he signed, Rosenstein looked to FBI Director Wray for the answer – a move that disturbed Gohmert.

Rosenstein eventually admitted that he signed the warrant to spy on Page. But, he told Gohmert that he doesn’t need to read every FISA warrant he signs, that he merely need to understand what’s in it.

Gohmert said that, if Rosenstein had signed a spy warrant and then appeared [in] his court with it, the former judge would have never again trusted anything Rosenstein asked him to approve…

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