Gohmert: Dems Fighting Declassification ‘to Protect the Guilty;’ Rosenstein Has ‘Strong Motive’ to Suppress

By Craig Bannister | September 19, 2018 | 12:16pm EDT
Rep. Louie Gohmert (Screenshot)

The reason Democrats and the Justice Department (DOJ) are resisting President Donald Trump’s order to declassify certain Russia investigation documents is that they want to “protect the guilty,” Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Tuesday.

“The reason for the delay has been to protect the guilty,” Gohmert told Fox Business Host Lou Dobbs. “The names are being redacted, things are being redacted to protect the guilty. So, that’s the reason that they’re being redacted. That’s the reason they’re being slow to uncover these things.”


History shows previous declassifications opposed by Democrats, ultimately exposed, wrongdoing, Rep. Gohmert noted:

“Every time we have seen something be unredacted – it wasn’t about sources and methods, we want to protect those – but, every time, it has been self-serving to protect the people who have been violating federal regulations, violating protocol of the Justice Department or violating the law.

“And, so, it’s kind of calling wolf one too many times to be saying, “Gee, this is terrible.” No, it’s transparency, and the American people need to see just how bad the DOJ was weaponized and was utilized.”

Rosenstein has a “strong motive” for keeping the American public from finding out what’s in these documents, due to his involvement in the original Russia investigation and the deal that provided $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, Rep. Gohmert said:

“And, don’t forget ever for a moment, who’s in charge at Justice over all of this, it’s Rosenstein, the guy that was part of the original Russia investigation that helped Mueller and Weissmann keep it tamped down so that Clinton could approve the deal with CFIUS and they could get $145 million into the Clinton Foundation.

“So, Rosenstein, that same guy, he has a strong motive for keeping this suppressed, at least past the election, as he hopes and prays Democrats get at least one of the majorities so they can protect him from prosecution.”

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