Skip to comments.Rosenstein unloads on Comey, says he broke 'bright lines that should never be crossed'
Posted on 05/13/2019 5:37:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Rod Rosenstein unloaded on former FBI Director James Comey in remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) on Monday evening, slamming Comey's turn as a "partisan pundit," reiterating that he deserved to be fired, and faulting him for trampling "bright lines that should never be crossed."
Rosenstein formally stepped aside as deputy attorney general two days ago. His speech specifically took aim at Comey's comments earlier this month implying that Rosenstein and Attorney General Bill Barr lacked the "inner strength" to "resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump."
Comey also derided Rosenstein's "character" and suggested his "soul" had been consumed "in small bites." The former FBI boss, who has taken to posting numerous photographs of himself in nature staring wistfully at trees and roadways since leaving public office, had been showered with media attention in recent months, and his memoir earned him over $2 million.
"Now, the former director is a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul," Rosenstein said. "That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally, we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony."
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Here's a story published 32 minutes ago that seems to say the exact opposite:
Matter of interpretation, I guess.
Both Rosenstein and Comey are snakes.
They will all start to bite and devour one another.
I would prefer these deep state characters not soil themselveves via public discourse. Better quietly to charge, arrest, prosecute, and exercise jutice in dispassionate, summary form.
That has been alluded to that the Trump campaign was not the only one that was being spied upon. I bet AG Barr has a full plate of investigations going on.
No, the headline says RR defends the FIRING of James Comey. I admit, I had to read the headline several times to get it right. lol
Yeah, but swiftly too.
Otherwise: "Ain't nobodys gots time fo dat"...
Shaming them out — and honoring in better souls — may be the best thing possible in a society that is so compromised combined with so many laws that not one person would be found innocent in an inquisition.
Lack of patience is a BIG vice.
I agree but a part of me thinks R man made a deal or he was acting like a double agent.
Comey needs to be strung up by the judiciary. Make him bleed. Waste all his money and turn his family out into the streets like his bullshit “leak” did for so many patriots.
Efficiency and applying appropriate power to bear on getting the job done are the American Way.
Pussy-footing around are not.
Two years + is a long time in American Politics.
Plenty of time to flush the drugs down the toilet.
Rod knows which way the wind is blowing. That’s why he was kept around so long.
People on this thread don’t even have time to read the freakin’ article as long as it confirms their bias.
Most everyone was wrong about Rosenstein, as will become clear.
I think RR just went in the direction of the political winds. As long as it looked like HRC would win he went that way. Once Trump won and it was clear to insiders that the entire collusion narrative was predicated on lies and illegal intel ops he went that way.
The Congress can bluster a lot, but they have ceded to the office of POTUS with great power.
Yeah, even if it means another compromise like Trail of Tears was... even if the consequences hurt generations to come... hey, let’s edit that Bible we claimed we were founded on!
There is a Yuge difference between patience and passive acquiescence.
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