Skip to comments.Don’t Give Rosenstein a Pass Just Because He Went off on Comey
Posted on 05/14/2019 1:20:05 PM PDT by EyesOfTX
Todays Campaign Update, Part II (Because The Campaign Never Ends)
This video clip of Rod Rosenstein riffing on Teenage Drama Queen James Comey has been making the rounds of Twitter and the fake news media all day:
Ryan Saavedra ✔ @RealSaavedra Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein slams former FBI Director James @Comey: "The former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul"
Very clever. Very funny, in that sniffling, slimy Rosenstein kind of way. He nails Comeys behavior and low character, and thats great. So, I got no problem with that.
I do, however, have a problem with the conservative commentariate turning this into a reason to make Rosenstein into some sort of a hero on all of this. Because Rod Rosenstein is the farthest thing from a hero.
Rosenstein made these remarks in the context of his being the guy who wrote the famous memo to President Donald Trump recommending Comey be fired. For that commendable act, he is certainly to be praised to some extent.
But lets remember several things about Rosenstein, including his reasons for recommending Comey be fired, which was basically that he didnt like the way Comey grandstanded throughout the election campaign, usurping decisions and powers that should have been reserved to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Of course, Lynch was so corrupt that she wasnt going to make those decisions in any event, but Rosenstein was correct to say that that did not convey the right to make them onto Comey.
Lets also remember what parts of Comeys conduct that Rosenstein was NOT concerned about. Despite having full knowledge at that point about Comeys disgraceful corruption of the investigation into the Clinton email scandal, Rosenstein cited no objection. Despite his full knowledge then of Comeys mounting an effort to spy on the Trump Campaign and Trump Transition team (remember that Trump was fully aware of these things as early as late November, 2016), Rosenstein cited no objection.
Despite having full knowledge by then of the heinous abuse of the FISA process by Comeys FBI, Rosenstein cited no objection to any of that. Matter of fact, Rosenstein was so unconcerned about the use of the fraudulent Steele Dossier as the basis for those FISA warrants a usage that Comey himself admitted to in sworn congressional testimony that Rosenstein actually signed the third extension application himself!
Next, Rosenstein made the likely illegal decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations of Trump/Russia Collusion despite the conspicuous absence of any underlying crime, a requirement of such appointments. His pick to lead the probably-illegal Witch Hunt was Robert Mueller, a man who is not only a close friend of Rosenstein himself, but also a close friend of Comey, a key witness to any such investigation, the clearest conflicts of interest possible, and clearly disqualifying.
Rosenstein then signed not only one, but two scoping letters to Mueller that he has since worked feverishly to keep out of public view, most likely because those letters also contain clear violations of the special counsel statutes. The then spent a year and a half allowing Mueller to destroy the lives of dozens of American citizens and basically conduct himself as if he were head of an American Gestapo.
Theres much, much more here, but weve been through all of this several times before.
Bottom line, lets all have a good laugh at Comeys expense, since he is even more despicable than Rosenstein. But lets dont forget what a despicable snake Rosenstein truly is while were chuckling.
That is all.
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Being a rat, I suspect his recent comments are related to an effort to save his skin.
Spot On! Both Rosenschmeckel and Comey “float” in the same Sewage Treatment Pond!
Yes, he’s hoping for some mercy when the punishments are being handed out (which will be like NEVER) .
But note that Barr has only tasked John Durham with investigating items that happened before November 7, 2016. All the items you list occurred after that time.
So from that stand point, it appears that the weasel, so far, is getting a pass.
I didn't know this. Since the coup is ongoing, I don't understand how one doesn't move any investigation back and forth over the 11/7/16 line.
Until Trump announces he is officially adopting ferret face, he’ll always be on my swamp watch list.
This is how you know the pendulum is swinging the other way after the Mueller report. The music has stopped and the conspirators are scrambling for a limited number of chairs.
Well said. Rosenstein seems to be a worm.
I expect Rosenstein will be Trump’s Best Friend now.
Rosenstein just trying to get on the right side of history - finally.....
The investigation goes back to 2012
Do not be deceived , the Rosenrat is caught
And how could anyone not have seen this coming for a long time? I would guess those capable of critical thought knew it was one big criminal sham charade and knew Mueller had nothing, zip.
The idea Trump was a Russian spy or that he somehow required Russian help to be elected was ludicrous at best. It's like something concocted in a 5th grade playground, right up there with Trump hiring prostitutes to pee on Obama's bed. Pure jackassery.
Look up definition of weasel in the dictionary.. His pic is next to it.
One thing at a time. What happened before Nov. 7, 2016 is what started all this crap and it goes all the way up to Obama. Drop the hammer on these clowns the rest will take care of it's self.
One day soon you-all will finally realize how you’ve been wrong about Rosenstein all along. I’ll wait.
I’d like to know what was in the letter that he gave to Mueller that allow him to chase after other alleged crimes besides collusion.
One scalp at a time. Don’t be greedy. Start with ValJar, Susan Rice and Samantha Power after Comey, Struzk, Page, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe
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