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Rod Rosenstein says he authorized the publication of Strzok-page text: DOJ

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The former Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein said that his reputation was to release hundreds of politically-charged text messages between the former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer, Lisa page, to the media, according to a Friday court filing by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In his statement, Rosenstein explained, he saw no legitimate reason to deny the text messages, because you were sent to the government, telephones, and are subject to review by the FBI. He also said that they were sought by the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate, for the monitoring reasons.

“I’ve learned that the text messages that were ready for release to the Senate and the house committees, which it had requested, there is no reason to hold back, and they were probably relevant for the judiciary Committee’s oversight hearings,” he wrote, according to the DOJ filing.

“They[were sent the texts], on the government phones with the knowledge that they were the subject of a review by the FBI; [and] were so inappropriate and is intertwined with her FBI work, she said concerns about the political bias to influence her duties,” Rosenstein.

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STRZOK CLAIMS ANTI-TRUMP TEXTS PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT, ADMINISTRATION, in Breach of HIS RIGHTS

Rosenstein said he published the text-messages in their entirety on. Dec. 12, 2017, to avoid selective leaks by the Federal legislature, which have been set up, the texts on the next day.

“If I had believed that the disclosure was prohibited by the Privacy Act, I have ordered would be, department employees, not disclosure,” he wrote.

The Ministry of justice argues that the Rosenstein has its duty of care by Acting his helpers with the DOJ’s top privacy official, Peter Winn to the publication of text messages, and can not be held responsible for the violation of privacy, because there was no intent.

“If [the] plaintiff could prove that the disclosure was somehow reading is inconsistent with the Privacy Act — the Department does not intentionally or willfully violate the Statute,” the court documents submitted to.

LISA PAGE SUSES THE FBI AND THE DOJ, CITING “COST OF THERAPY” AFTER TRUMP MOCKS YOUR SALACIOUS SMS MESSAGES

Strzok and page, both members of the former Special Counsel Robert Müller is Russia’s investigative group, were caught, the exchange of messages that were derogatory of President Trump, and highly partisan in nature and 2016.

They discussed a possible “insurance”, if Trump won the presidency, and referred to him as a “vile people” and an “idiot.” They were also engaged in an extramarital affair with another during the period in question

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Page finally came out of the office, complained to the DOJ in the last month on the release of the text messages, the claim that it is against the Federal law for data protection. She said she suffered numerous damages, including therapy costs, and “permanent loss of earning capacity due to damage to reputation.”

Strzok complained to the DOJ last month, claimed his First Amendment rights were violated. He seeks reinstatement on the basis that his Brand was unconstitutional. Rosenstein, in the Declaration part of the government’s defense was in Strzok action.

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During their time in the public trump both Strzok and page often has political goals, and, most recently, a discussion of their current spending on Twitter.

“If Lisa page, the mistress of Peter Strzok, talks about being “crushed”, and how innocent she is, ask you to read, Peter – “insurance”, text, your, losing only to the case of Hillary,” he Tweeted last month. “So, why were scrubbed, the lovers of text messages after he left Muller. Where are you, Lisa?”

Rosenstein resigned from his post, with the DOJ in April and is now with a corporate law firm in Washington, DC

Fox News, Gregg Re, Dom Calicchio and Brooke Singman contributed to this report

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