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Rod Rosenstein is at the epicenter of the ‘insurance policy’ phase of the coup against President Trump.
If the intent of Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is to provide transparency and/or a cover-up, former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is who you’d start with on both fronts.
We have over two dozen documented contacts between Rosenstein and Robert Mueller before the special counsel was launched.
The first contact was a phone call the morning after former FBI Director James Comey was fired.
Literally hours after Comey was fired, based -in part- on a letter written by the former DAG recommending the firing, Rosenstein was coordinating the appointment of the special counsel to investigate President Trump.
You could spend several hours of inquiry into just that part of the decision-making process alone; without even touching the ramifications of his role in the Carter Page FISA applications and what came next.
Rosenstein was also the principle influence agent in 2018 who told President Trump not to declassify any documents requested by congress, or POTUS would be facilitating an ‘obstruction’ charge against the office of the President.
What was the purpose of the expanded scope memos; including the still hidden third scope memo written October 20, 2017, that allowed Mueller to target Michael Flynn Jr. in the effort to coerce General Flynn into a plea agreement. Under what principle was Rosenstein acting when he expanded the scope of Mueller on August 2nd and October 20th?
Additionally, Rosenstein -together with DC Attorney Jessie Liu- was the architect of the agreement not to prosecute SSCI Security Director James Wolfe for leaking classified ‘top-secret’ documents (the FISA warrant) to reporter Ali Watkins. Within that story, the corruption within the Senate intelligence committee surfaces.
Yeah, Rosenstein has a lot to answer for.
And don’t forget Rosenstein’s sister, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, was the launch vehicle for the COVID-19 shut down back in February; an effort that looks increasingly political, in hindsight. Perhaps a more nuanced extension of the Trump removal effort itself.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
I’ve been calling him as one of the first snitches . ( Bruce Ohr The other )
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: scrounger
If Rosenstein was corrupt, and wants to keep that hidden, There is a HIGH PROBABILITY that he will indeed use the "I can't answer that question, due to the ongoing Durham investigation" quite a few times.
This month, Trump retweeted a series of conspiratorial posts about a memo Rosenstein had written in August 2017, which specifically authorized Mueller to investigate a slew of potential crimes by several Trump associates
originally posted by: xuenchen
RR will just plead the "25th Amendment" 😆🚬
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The former Trump deputy attorney general issued a statement last week that signals he may acknowledge at Wednesday's hearing that the Russia investigation he once embraced and defended was significantly, if not fatally, flawed.
"Even the best law enforcement officers make mistakes, and some engage in willful misconduct," Rosenstein said. “Independent law enforcement investigations, judicial review and congressional oversight are important checks on the discretion of agents and prosecutors.
"We can only hope to maintain public confidence if we correct mistakes, hold wrongdoers accountable and adopt policies to prevent problems from recurring," he added.
"There's a lot of talk about FISA applications. Many people I've seen talk about it seem not to recognize that a FISA application is actually a warrant, just like a search warrant.
In order to get a FISA warrant, you need an affidavit signed by a career law enforcement officer who swears the information is true ... And if it is wrong, that person is going to face consequences," Rosenstein asserted.
"If we're going to accuse someone of wrongdoing, we have to have admissible evidence, credible witnesses, we have to prove our case in court. We have to affix our signature to the charging document," he added.
Here are the 10 most important questions those senators are likely to set out to answer tomorrow morning:
Did Rosenstein read the FISA warrant renewal he signed in summer 2017 against Page, review any evidence supporting it, or ask the FBI any questions about the case before affixing his signature?
Does the former No. 2 DOJ official now believe the FISA was so flawed that it should never have been submitted to the court? Does he regret signing it?
Given what he now knows about flaws with the Steele dossier and FBI probe, would Rosenstein have appointed Robert Mueller as the Russia Special Counsel if given a do-over?
Did Rosenstein engage in a conversation with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in 2017 about wearing a wire on President Trump as part of a plot to remove the 45th president from office under the 25th Amendment?
Who drafted and provided the supporting materials that Rosenstein used to create the scope of investigation memos that guided Mueller's probe?
Does Rosenstein have any concerns about the conduct of fired FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as he looks back on their tenure and in light of the new evidence that has surfaced?
When did Rosenstein learn that the CIA had identified Page as one of its assets — ruling out he was a Russian spy — and that information in Steele's dossier used in the FISA warrant had been debunked or linked to Russian disinformation?
Does Rosenstein believe the FISA court was intentionally misled, or can the glaring missteps be explained by bureaucratic bungling?
What culpability does Rosenstein assign to himself for the failures in the Russia case he supervised, and what other people does he blame?
Does the former deputy attorney general believe anyone in the Russia case should face criminal charges?
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: carewemust
I am hoping for some sunshine tomorrow.
Rod lied to congress and should be held accountable.