Steve Bannon: Firing Rod Rosenstein ‘Not Obstruction of Justice’ if He Doesn’t Turn Over Docs on FBI Source

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down in Rome for an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that aired on CNN Friday night.

In the wide-ranging interview, Bannon spoke about the Justice Department and Robert Mueller‘s Russian probe.

He also hit directly on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who he suggested should be fired, if he doesn’t turn over “every document” concerning the alleged FBI source that President Donald Trump has claimed spied on his campaign, a controversy Trump dubbed “Spygate.”

“You turn over every document, and if he doesn’t turn it over, you give him 24 hours. If he doesn’t turn it over, I would fire him, and that’s not obstruction of justice,” Bannon told Zakaria. “That’s giving a law enforcement officer a direct order to turn over documents to Capitol Hill, and if he doesn’t do it, I would fire him.”

It is not the first time Bannon suggested Rosenstein should not be long for his job.

Just last month, Bannon said Rosenstein could be fired “very shortly.” 

Meanwhile, Trump’s claims that his campaign was spied on has been losing steam, particularly after Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent Republican, and one of just nine lawmakers briefed on the so-called “Spygate,” admitted Trump might have the story wrong.

Watch above, via CNN.

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