Skip to comments.NYT: Rosenstein asks prosecutors to help review Kavanaugh documents
Posted on 07/11/2018 4:41:43 PM PDT by mandaladon
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has asked the offices of all 93 U.S. attorneys to each provide up to three federal prosecutors to assist the Justice Department in reviewing government records of President Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the New York Times reports, citing a letter it obtained.
Why it matters: The Times notes that this is an unusual move because department attorneys are not typically responsible for carrying out such a task. "The production of documents could slow down a confirmation hearing that has already shaped up as a sharp partisan battle. Democratic lawmakers say they want to inspect all of Judge Kavanaughs documents, including his staff work and over 300 opinions he has issued as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit," the report notes.
Show less What they're saying: Former law enforcement officials told the Times that Rosenstein's request is troubling.
"Its flat-out wrong to have career federal prosecutors engaged in a political process like the vetting of a Supreme Court nominee. It takes them away from the mission theyre supposed to be fulfilling, which is effective criminal justice enforcement," Christopher Hunter, a former F.B.I. agent and federal prosecutor for almost 11 years, told the publication.
But Michael Zubrensky, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the agency's Office of Legal Policy, said Kavanaugh's long paper trail could be the reason for Rosenstein's request. Sarah Isgur Flores, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, told the Times that prosecutors have been used in the past to vet Supreme Court nominees. "[T]he scope of the production of executive branch documents weve been asked for is many, many times as large," she said.
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“You show me the man, I’ll find you the crime.” —Rod Rosencrantz
Rosenstein is doing the dirty work of finding dirt to spin into some fake outrage for the hearings.
Who does this cluck work for? This is as beyond reasonable.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has asked the offices of all 93 U.S. attorneys to each provide up to three federal prosecutors to assist the Justice Department in reviewing government records of President Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the New York Times reports, citing a letter it obtained. Why it matters: The Times notes that this is an unusual move because department attorneys are not typically responsible for carrying out such a task.
The Obama/Clinton Dept of Justice is above the law.
They orbit the law.
Witch hunt, witch hunt, they are all upon a witch hunt!
Witch hunt, witch hunt, rough anyone near Trump up, yeah!
Who would want to throw their hat in with this overwrought abuse?
What does Rosenstein have to do with this? Seriously! Where is the AG? Sessions needs to have his ass flown to Europe immediately to tell Trump WTF is going on.
rosenstein= domestic enemy of the constitution...
There’s a reason why this guy got confirmed with near universal support from Senate Democrats.
If we sit silently for this, America is dead.
5 Million Pissed Off Men at Senate Building
5 Million Pissed Off Men at DOJ
5 Million Pissed Off Men at FBI
5 Million Pissed Off Men at NYT
Its time. Tagline.
The swamp rats arent even trying to hide the fact theyre doing the bidding of the dems.
Yo, Trump? Strap on a pair, and do what’s needed at DOJ. Unless watching Americans get screwed over was part of your plan.
He is Executive not Congress. Every dollar spent is illegal.
It’s long past time Trump fired Rosenstein.
This is beyond disgusting, it’s treasonous.
In this country you’re now guilty until proven innocent?
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