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Sen. Mike Lee: Rosenstein's Admission on Reading Warrant 'Stunning'

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By    |   Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:36 PM

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's admission during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not read the whole warrant to surveil former Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page before signing  it was "stunning," Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday. 

"The fact he didn't read the whole application, the fact he was willing to sign off on it not knowing what was there, ultimately, the fact is, what was in there was incomplete," the Utah Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "It really indicates there is a serious breakdown with FISA (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)."

Lee said he walked away from the hearing on Wednesday with a more "profound commitment" to reform the law, as "you can guarantee this happened to others we don't know about. We have to fix this thing."

President Donald Trump has called for FISA to be reformed before it's renewed, and Lee noted that "very significant reform" passed in the Senate, but failed in the House because "people wanted it to do even more."

Lee added that Trump understands the full extent of what the VISA law can do and how much harm it can cause. 

Meanwhile, many people are wondering if U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Russia collusion investigation, will get to the bottom of the issue, and Lee said he believes that will happen.

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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's admission during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not read the whole warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page before signing  it was "stunning," Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday. 
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