Attorney Lisa Barsoomian Represents Hillary Clinton, Married to Rod Rosenstein -Fiction!

Attorney Lisa Barsoomian Represents Hillary Clinton, Married to Rod Rosenstein-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s wife, attorney Lisa Barsoomian, has represented Bill and Hillary Clinton for decades. That makes Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel a deep state conspiracy.

The Truth:

Rod Rosenstein and Lisa Barsoomian are, in fact, married. But Barsoomian has never served as a personal attorney to the Clintons. As a former assistant U.S. attorney, Barsoomian regularly represented U.S. interests in civil cases. But she has never personally represented the Clintons.
These rumors can be traced back to Roger Stone. The long-time political operative and unofficial advisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign has himself become embroiled in Robert S. Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump campaign advisor Sam Nunberg said in April 2018 that Mueller questioned him about a supposed meeting between Stone and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. So, Stone has a personal stake in Mueller’s probe.

False claims that Lisa Barsoomian represents the Clintons misrepresent the role U.S. attorneys plan in civil litigation involving the federal government.

In June 2017, Roger Stone posted a column detailing a supposed web of conspiracy connecting Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey — “the three amigos from the deep state” — to undermine Trump’s presidency. Stone reported that Rosenstein’s wife, Lisa Barsoomian, and “her boss” R. Craig Lawrence have represented Mueller and the Clintons many times over the last three decades. That, Stone argues, signals deep-state collusion:

Lisa Barsoomian works for R. Craig Lawrence, an attorney who has represented Robert Mueller three times, James Comey five times, Barack Obama forty-five times, Kathleen Sebellius fifty-six times, Bill Clinton forty times, and Hillary Clinton seventeen times between 1991 and 2017.
Barsoomian participated in some of this work personally and has herself represented the FBI at least five separate times.  It would be great to research the specifics of the cases she worked in, many of the documents from the Court Docket relating to these cases have been removed from the D.C. District and Appeals Court, including her representation for Clinton in 1998’s case Hamburg. V. Clinton.

But the implication that Lisa Barsoomian represents the Clintons is false. Barsoomian currently serves as a lawyer at the National Institutes of Health. Before that, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In that role, Barsoomian often represented interests of the United States government in civil litigation. But, again, it’s important to note that she she didn’t represent individual parties in those cases. She represented the interests of the United States.
In one example, Barsoomian was listed as an attorney in the 2002 case Judicial Watch, Inc. v. FBI. Although Robert S. Mueller served as FBI director at the time, Barsoomian didn’t represent Mueller personally. Rather, as a footnote in the case notes, “defendant correctly notes that the proper defendant under the Freedom of Information Act is the United States Department of Justice,” and not the FBI or Mueller himself. There are many such examples of Barsoomian representing the office of presidency or various agencies in civil cases However, she has never personally represented the Clintons, Mueller or Comey.