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Rod Rosensteinís departure was imminent. Now he is likely to survive until after the midterms
Washington Post ^

Posted on 09/25/2018 7:07:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Rod J. Rosenstein’s departure seemed so certain this week that his boss’s chief of staff told colleagues that he had been tapped by the White House to take over as second-in-command of the Justice Department, while another official would supervise the special counsel probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, people familiar with the matter said.

But by Monday afternoon, the succession plan had been scrapped. Rosenstein, who told the White House he was willing to quit if President Trump wouldn’t disparage him, would remain the deputy attorney general in advance of a high-stakes meeting on Thursday to discuss the future of his employment. The other officials, too, would go back to work, facing the prospect that in just days they could be leading the department through a historic crisis.

Inside the Justice Department on Tuesday, officials still struggled to understand the events that nearly produced a seismic upheaval in their leadership ranks — until it didn’t — and they braced for a potential repeat of that chaos later in the week.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conjecture; dag; fakenews; mueller; rosenstein; rosenweasel; trump; trumpdoj; washingtoncompost
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I think the deep state want Rod to be fired and thus the news popping up the last few days starting with that NYT article..
1 posted on 09/25/2018 7:07:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, just where is the Keebler Elf’s analysis?


2 posted on 09/25/2018 7:08:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

behind a paywall, but found some excerpts (not sure they are in correct order). hilarious WaPo feels it’s time to mention John Solomon. hope someone will post as an article.

A GOP spin on the Russia probe reads like a noir thriller — but doesn’t add up
Washington Post-5 hours ago
All of the Steele dossier can’t be discredited just because the contacts between private investigators and government officials were sometimes incestuous
... that have been published by columnist John Solomon in the newspaper the Hill, whose scoops haven’t gotten much attention from mainstream media outlets...
President Trump and his allies like to claim that the real “Russia collusion” story involves Justice Department and FBI officials, investigators ...
And it doesn’t discredit Mueller’s key witnesses. Yet the GOP’s evidence does reveal some puzzling interconnections among major players in the Russia probe...


more at the link:

25 Sept: Twitter, Chuck Ross, Daily Caller
TWEET: Chuck Ross: I’d like to see what parts of the dossier @IgnatiusPost thinks have been confirmed. (links to WaPo below)...

TWEET: Chuck Ross: Not to mention that the article does not live up to the headline. And the first introduction a WaPo audience gets to this “incestuous” relationship is through the lens of “conservatives pounce”

REPLIES: Chris Blackburn, political analyst UK:
Ignatius has been to Link Campus where Joseph Mifsud worked. He knows the CIA and FBI work there. Not relevant to his readers....I think WPost readers would like further insight into world’s largest espionage scandal. David was invited to Link by the CIA, did he see Mifsud?

Yes, CNN, MSNBC etc etc are all asking about Mifsud’s alleged ties to western intelligence figures. Arvinder Sambei, Claire Smith, Richard Bareet and Charles Crawford are names in the mix. However, unlike the Steele dossier. The bar for evidence has been raised extremely high.

Well there were a few dodgy American’s working at LCILP...one got arrested @GeorgePapa19 and the other has gone onto work for an NGO which works with former CIA directors @JohnBrennan.
https://twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1044740120669171712


3 posted on 09/25/2018 7:12:34 PM PDT by MAGAthon (O)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Rod J. Rosenstein’s departure seemed so certain this week that his boss’s chief of staff told colleagues that he had been tapped by the White House to take over as second-in-command of the Justice Department, while another official would supervise the special counsel probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, people familiar with the matter said.” This intro paragraph manes no sense.


4 posted on 09/25/2018 7:12:44 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Bigtigermike

Whenever he goes, I hope to heaven they jerk his security clearance and hang him out to dry.


5 posted on 09/25/2018 7:15:09 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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To: Bigtigermike
'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer'

Rod knows he's been exposed and now being scrutinized. He's boxed in. He's going to have to be on his best behavior.

Anything he tries to do will be evident.

His safe bet is to resign.

6 posted on 09/25/2018 7:16:42 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: Bigtigermike
Rosenstein has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. It's pretty clear now that he is unfit to handle his current duties.
7 posted on 09/25/2018 7:18:04 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Any lover of big government is an enemy of freedom.)
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To: All
Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign
8 posted on 09/25/2018 7:18:43 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Doesn’t Pres. Trump have a news conference scheduled?


9 posted on 09/25/2018 7:18:55 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Bigtigermike

> officials still struggled to understand the events that nearly produced a seismic upheaval in their leadership ranks — until it didn’t — and they braced for a potential repeat of that chaos later in the week.

What events? Like it says, nothing happened. So there wasn’t any chaos except in the publication of a whole lot of fake news. This is just fake news about fake news, on top of fake news about fake news.


10 posted on 09/25/2018 7:19:04 PM PDT by fluorescence
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To: MAGAthon

Don’t forget Snowden.


11 posted on 09/25/2018 7:19:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike

Bezos know this how?


12 posted on 09/25/2018 7:20:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike

He needs to resign and admit he was trying to undermine the POTUS. If not, he should be immediately fired for the same reason.


13 posted on 09/25/2018 7:21:19 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: fluorescence

“This is just fake news about fake news”

Bingo.

Bottom line: The Washington Post doesn’t have a clue if Rod will stay or go.


14 posted on 09/25/2018 7:22:16 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Bigtigermike

“I think the deep state want Rod to be fired”

Rod is/was a key player in the coup to take out Trump (Sessions did not pick rosenstein as his DAG by chance). After that rat bastard recused himself, rod appointed the mueller coup(orchestrated) Why would the deepstate want to remove one of their best guys?


15 posted on 09/25/2018 7:23:13 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Bigtigermike

Smart politics. Democrats are denied a campaign issue for the Midterms. RR is a dead man walking. Trump has their surrender but will wait to make it formal.


16 posted on 09/25/2018 7:25:29 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V (Proud Member of the Deranged Q Fringe))
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To: Fungi

It’s crappy writing.


17 posted on 09/25/2018 7:26:36 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Q: Believing Is Seeing!)
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To: Bigtigermike

They must assume Rosenstein will look clean when the unredacted FISA docs are released. Journos are so smart.


18 posted on 09/25/2018 7:27:09 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Bigtigermike
Early in my career, at the monthly branch meeting, the Regional read an announcement that Mr. Pink (a 'rising star' at corporate HQ), had accepted a position as "Manager of Special Projects".

I was not clear on the meaning (hey I was young).

The Regional looked at me and said: "That means it's time to polish your resume.

Rosenstein needs to be the FBI "Manager of Special Projects" (though I would prefer jail)

19 posted on 09/25/2018 7:27:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I can wait another 45 days


20 posted on 09/25/2018 7:27:50 PM PDT by Zathras
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