Washington, D.C.— Former Federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova, who was previously appointed as a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Teamsters, claimed during a radio interview with station WMAL that the reason the Democratic memo was blocked on the recommendation of the DOJ and FBI is that both agencies are conducting active internal investigations into politically motivated actions, carried out by certain individuals which the release of the memo without redactions could compromise.
During the radio interview with WMAL, featured below, DiGenova stated:
We’re going to see the [Democrat memo]. It will be heavily edited by the FBI and the Department of Justice and the CIA. The most important part of this story is that on Friday, February the 9th, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray wrote a letter to the White House counsel Don McGahn that they could not agree to the publication of the Schiff memo because it contained national security and law enforcement concerns. It was actually the FBI and the Department of Justice says no [to releasing the memo]. The most important part of that letter is when it says… law enforcement concerns. What does that mean? It means, that there is a criminal investigation underway and release of some of the information in the memo by Mr. Schiff will affect that criminal investigation. I wonder who they are investigating? And the answer is pretty clear. They are investigating the people at the FBI and the DOJ who provided false information to the FISA court over a number of years, including, involving Carter Page.
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Last month during an interview with The Daily Caller, DiGenova alleged that the Obama Administration engaged in a “brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton,” and that the attempt to “frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy” was unraveling.
“The FBI used to spy on Russians. This time they spied on us. what this story is about – a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton from a clear violation of the law with regard to the way she handled classified information with her classified server. Absolutely a crime, absolutely a felony. It’s about finding out why – as the Inspector General is doing at the department of justice – why Comey and the senior DOJ officials conducted a fake criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. Followed none of the regular rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrant. That’s not an investigation, that’s a Potemkin village. It’s a farce.”
In the interview, the former federal prosecutor condemned the FBI’s close relationship with Fusion GPS, which he described as “a political hit squad paid by the DNC and Clinton campaign to create and spread the discredited Steele dossier about President Donald Trump.” DiGenova went on lay out the breadth of the conspiracy against Trump, saying that the FBI, without a justifiable law enforcement or national security reason “created false facts so that they could get surveillance warrants.”
“Those are all crimes,” said DiGenova, noting that using official FISA-702 “queries” and surveillance was done “to create a false case against a candidate, and then a president.”