Kirsters Baish| Judge Napolitano revealed a shocking bit of information this past Tuesday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” The network’s legal analyst explained to viewers that Paul Manafort had already been exonerated 8 years back on the very same charges he is facing today. He also stated that the attorney who had exonerated Manafort was none other than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Bizzy Blog provided a transcript of the dialogue:
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Here’s Manafort’s defense: I was investigated for all this by the government eight years ago, and I was exonerated. And I’m going to put on the stand as my first witness the young lawyer who exonerated me. You know who that young lawyer is? Rod Rosenstein.
STEVE DDOCY: What?
NAPOLITANO: Yes! So this is going to be quite a show if they succeed in getting Rosenstein, who now runs the Justice Department —
DOOCY: So why was I innocent then and guilty now?
NAPOLITANO: There you go.
Napolitano is actually right. Federal prosecutors being led by Rod Rosenstein had “exonerated” Manafort.
Take a look at the video footage:
On Tuesday afternoon, Judge Napolitano repeated the same bits of information. He then explained again that the Manafort legal team may actually be calling on Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein as their first witness.
The Hill reported today that they spoke with former chief strategist for President Trump, Stephen Bannon. Bannon explained that in the case on the FBI’s alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign, Rosenstein is “clearly obstructing justice.” He also claimed that Trump should fire the Deputy Attorney General if he doesn’t hand over the documents that Congress requested within 72 hours.
Bannon said, “If he doesn’t do it in 72 hours, he’s fired. I’d fire him.”
It would really be something if Rod Rosenstein were summoned to testify for the defense. Can you just picture that? I can just smell the stench of corruptness permeating from the courtroom.