The memo accuses Justice Department officials of obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on Page by using an unverified dossier from a former British intelligence official. "Witch Hunt", Trump tweeted in June, in an apparent reference to Rosenstein.
"Sources familiar with the meeting..." He wrote the memo severely criticizing then-FBI Director James Comey. The White House did not comment. In order to get that extension approved, they would have had to show the judge that the wiretaps had produced important intelligence that was relevant to a national security investigation.
The top House and Senate Democrats sent a letter to Trump on Friday warning that firing Rosenstein or Mueller would be considered an attempt to obstruct justice and spark a constitutional crisis.
He's been told by advisers dismissing Rosenstein would be fraught with peril.
The Nunes memo, which has been the subject of intense debate for weeks, alleges that the Department of Justice abused its surveillance authority to monitor Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.
During that meeting, the outlet reports Trump asked Rosenstein where the Russian Federation investigation was headed. Trump has publicly denied that he asked McCabe who he voted for.
"We write to inform you that we would consider such an unwarranted action as an attempt to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation investigation", they added.
We now know that nearly every accusation leveled against the president with regard to so-called "Russian collusion" actually reflects the actions of what amounts to a cabal of Democratic Party operatives working with Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department fellow-travellers. Brand, the associate attorney general, is also a Republican from the Bush era. "We fully expect Rod Rosenstein to continue on as the deputy attorney general".
Also signing on were the top Democrats on the two Intelligence committees, Rep. Adam Schiff from the House and Sen.
Though the claim is laughable and puzzling, it comes in the midst of a widespread effort on the part of Trump and Republicans to undermine Mueller's investigation and the FBI. His views have been validated by a chorus of conservative voices, including those on Fox News, which he watches regularly. The meeting happened just after he and Trump reportedly met at the White House. That may have given Trump a big opening for how to go about achieving the goal.
And it accuses Justice Department officials of bias against Trump.