The Daily Caller News Foundation Editor in Chief Chris Bedford said congressional Republicans will have a limited window to find out the truth about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if Democrats win back the House in November.
“They’re going to ask as many questions as they can because they’re worried that they have a limited timeline here. Because if Democrats take back the House in three weeks and they come back in January — any investigative power the Republicans have is going to be over when that gavel moves,” Bedford said on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” Thursday.
The New York Times reported Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire to record President Donald Trump in May 2017, according to a memo authored by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Rosenstein also allegedly mentioned using the 25th Amendment as a vehicle to remove the president from office.
Rosenstein claimed it was all a joke and said he was never serious about recording Trump. (RELATED: Judge Andrew Napolitano Tells Trump Not To Rely On Andrew McCabe To Bring Down Rod Rosenstein)
“Republicans, they described the information they got from that closed-door hearing as very explosive and they’re going to try and follow up on that. They’re likely going to ask, well what did the FBI do?” Bedford said.
“They have to get all the interviews they can with the primary players now, just in case that does happen,” Bedford said. “But it’s likely going pick up where they left off to try to drill down on the information they received and see if they can find out about the internal workings of the FBI in regards to all these explosive allegations.”
Host Maria Bartiromo asked if Trump will move to declassify FBI and Department of Justice documents to better educate the public. Bedford said the president will have to overcome bureaucratic push back but will likely release the information.
“I think he will. I think he’s getting a lot of push back from the bureaucrats essentially and those who are saying, listen, there’s a process here. We have to be careful. The president ought to be careful,” he said.
“If you declassify too much and you put operations at risk then he really could look like a fool,” he continued. “But I think they are also trying to make a bit of a fool of him in the state where they’re saying, listen, you can’t declassify anything. It’s really frustrating to have a Republican-controlled House, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled White House and a DOJ that refuses to cooperate. It seems insane and you can kind of get how frustrated the president’s gotten from his tweets on the matter.”
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