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Rod Rosensteinís Subpoena Threat: Heís Conflicted, and Heís Acting Like It
NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | June 13, 2018 12:16 PM | By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY

Posted on 06/13/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether the government has used the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries. We learned yesterday that, in response to this ... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . . . threatened to use the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries.

That Rosenstein threatened to subpoena the committee’s records does not seem to be in serious dispute...the best explanation for the outburst is that Rosenstein is beset by profound conflicts of interest, and he’s acting like it....

Rosenstein has clung to his role as Mueller’s ostensible supervisor in the investigation notwithstanding that he is a central witness in Comey’s dismissal. He authored a memorandum that, ironically, posits that a troubled official’s removal was necessary “to restore public confidence” in a vital institution. The Trump administration used Rosenstein’s memo to justify Comey’s firing even though there are salient questions about whether it states the true rationale for the firing — precisely the questions Mueller is investigating....

Finally, note that Attorney General Sessions was counseled by Justice Department officials (none of them Trump appointees) to recuse himself under circumstances in which (a) there was no criminal investigation (which the regulations call for in recusal situations); (b) his contacts with Russian officials were not improper; (c) there was scant evidence of criminally actionable collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; and (d) Sessions apparently had no involvement in approving FISA surveillance of Trump officials, and had less involvement than Rosenstein did in Comey’s firing.

On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress’s probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; congress; dojtranny; fisa; rodentstein; rosenstein; subpoena
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1 posted on 06/13/2018 11:38:12 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sessions was on Tucker Carlson and denied it. Of course.


2 posted on 06/13/2018 11:41:03 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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FIRE HIS ASS. GET THIS CHARADE OVER WITH


3 posted on 06/13/2018 11:41:28 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Samantha BeeITCH . . . BOYCOTT CANADIAN Travel & Products BUY AMERICAN)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sessions has been cuckolded by Rod & yet he still gets on Tucker’s show the other night & defends him.

It’s surreal.


4 posted on 06/13/2018 11:42:15 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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On many things the President is strong, on rightfully reacting to the DOJ’s tranny, he is weak.


5 posted on 06/13/2018 11:43:01 AM PDT by heights
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Thanks for posting!

One question: is anybody reading NR anymore? The comments section runs approximately 3-5 comments with every article. I’ve never seen that in any major publication!


6 posted on 06/13/2018 11:43:21 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: facedown

No, he evaded the question.


7 posted on 06/13/2018 11:43:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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After this report come out and the Sharpie ink is later removed then Rod Rosenstein just may be out of a job. He is dirty.


8 posted on 06/13/2018 11:44:13 AM PDT by Revel
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Rosenstein is not just conflicted, he is a coup plotter and should be treated as one of the cabal trying to overthrow the government.


9 posted on 06/13/2018 11:44:16 AM PDT by Truth29
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Review Rosenstein’s e mails with Loretta Lynch from 2014-2017 and much would be understood.


10 posted on 06/13/2018 11:45:12 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: heights

Tranny? eh, no, I meant Tyranny...a 65 moment.


11 posted on 06/13/2018 11:45:44 AM PDT by heights
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To: miss marmelstein

NR moved their comments section to Facebook so you can’t generally post anonymously any longer.

And of course the “never trump” nonsense drove off their readership.


12 posted on 06/13/2018 11:46:25 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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Rosenstein, Rosenberg, what’s the difference?


13 posted on 06/13/2018 11:47:07 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: LongWayHome

To facebook? So they can see the names of their detractors, lol? That’s funny. Thanks for the update.


14 posted on 06/13/2018 11:49:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress’s probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?

On planet DC, where unelected, unvetted, undemocratic - but highly politicized bureaucrats stay forever in their jobs, and run a permanent deep state, with the help of controlled media.

15 posted on 06/13/2018 11:51:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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Tranny? eh, no, I meant Tyranny...a 65 moment.

I thought you knew something I didn't. This is a disappointment.

16 posted on 06/13/2018 11:51:33 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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Tranny? eh, no, I meant Tyranny...

I wasn't sure what you were talking about, but I thought the, uh, shift in topic quite interesting!

lol

17 posted on 06/13/2018 11:51:43 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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“Rosenstein is not just conflicted, he is a coup plotter and should be treated as one of the cabal trying to overthrow the government.”

Spot on. I’m tired of people obfuscating what is truly going on with our corrupt govt. Rosenstein is a high treason co-conspirator trying to overthrow a lawfully elected President of the United States. This is an OVERT coup under the thin veil of ‘law’.


18 posted on 06/13/2018 11:55:08 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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My feeling is Rosenstein was given a choice to either do the right thing and make sure justice is served or go down with the deep state. Looks like he is choosing the latter.


19 posted on 06/13/2018 11:56:13 AM PDT by bcr100 (Its)
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To: miss marmelstein
One question: is anybody reading NR anymore?

I gave up years ago. One of the few magazines I actually where I had a subscription. I really miss Bill Buckley

20 posted on 06/13/2018 11:59:21 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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