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  • REVEALED: Rod Rosenstein Penned Mysterious Third ‘Scope Memo’ For Robert Mueller

    06/19/2019 8:19:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/19/2019 | Christina Laila
    Mueller’s garbage report was released two months ago and his investigation into ‘Trump-Russia’ began over two years ago yet we still have not seen the unredacted ‘scope memo’ Rosenstein penned in August 2017. Shortly after Rosenstein hijacked the Justice Department from Jeff Sessions and became the de facto Attorney General, he penned his first scope memo on May 17, 2017 authorizing Robert Mueller to investigate the so-called (non-existent) Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, authorized Mueller to investigate three areas: “i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the...
  • Huber Covered Up For Rosenstein And Clinton

    06/03/2019 7:49:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-03-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Over a year ago I asked whether U.S. Atty. Peter Huber could impartially and fully investigate FISA court abuses and other matters in which his boss Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was up to his eyeballs, “Can Huber Investigate His Boss Rosenstein?”, in which I asked: While it is reassuring to note that A.G. Jeff Sessions has climbed down from the back side of the milk carton, where his missing visage had been hiding, long enough to appoint Utah U.S. attorney Peter Huber to independently investigate claims of FBI abuses in surveilling the Trump campaign and other matters, one question remains....
  • Here's What Dep AG Rod Rosenstein Said About Indicting Russian Intel Officers for Election Hacking

    05/29/2019 10:06:38 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://time.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to interfere in the 2016 presidential election on Friday. At Friday’s press conference, Rosenstein outlined the charges leveled against the Russian intelligence officers, including money laundering, aggravated identity theft and conspiring to access computers without authorization as part of their efforts to influence the election.
  • Comey Credits Communist Past for His “High Moral Character” [semi-satire]

    05/20/2019 11:38:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 May 2019 | John Semmens
    Under continuing investigation by Attorney General William Barr for his “strange” decisions and actions regarding the Trump candidacy and presidency, former FBI Director James Comey cited “my earlier communist ideology for providing a steady ethical weather vane to guide me toward doing the right thing.” Comey dismissed contentions that federal law enforcement officials should not interfere in political matters as “bourgeois delusion. The higher duty is to the collective well-being of mankind. Sometimes following the law fulfills this duty. At other times going beyond the bounds of the law may be required in order to achieve this duty. The clear...
  • The truth comes out: Rod Rosenstein tells us what he really thinks of James Comey

    05/14/2019 6:50:58 AM PDT · by FtrPilot · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has always been a Janus-faced swamp thing, and as a good swamp thing, he's a realist with regard to recognizing power shifts. The Mueller report exonerating President Trump has come out, so. unlike the tantruming Democrats (and one stupid Republican), he's adjusted his political stance to new realities.
  • Rosenstein:Russia probe justified,closing it wasn’t option

    05/13/2019 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    ap ^ | 5/13/2019 | MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election interference was “justified,” that he would have never allowed anyone to interfere with it and that closing it had not been an option.He also took aim at former FBI Director James Comey, characterizing him as a “partisan pundit” busy selling books and earning speaking fees. The barbs continued an extraordinary public spat between the two law enforcement officials, coming days after Comey said in a television interview that he didn’t view Rosenstein as a person of...
  • Rosenstein unloads on Comey, says he broke 'bright lines that should never be crossed'

    05/13/2019 5:37:46 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-13-2019 | Gregg RE
    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...
  • Rod Rosenstein defends James Comey firing in blistering speech; says it wasn't obstruction

    05/13/2019 5:23:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2019 | Stephen Dinan, Jeff Mordock
    Rod Rosenstein on Monday defended the firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey, saying it was not only the right call, but denying it was an attempt to hinder the Russia investigation. The former deputy attorney general, enjoying his first work day back in private life after two years as the No. 2 person at the Justice Department, also fleshed out the fateful days leading up to the firing, saying the White House never ordered him what to put in his memo justifying the firing. And he said flatly that the Russia investigation was never in jeopardy while he was at...
  • Barr jokes about contempt vote against him at farewell ceremony for Rod Rosenstein

    05/09/2019 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 9, 2019 | by Pete Williams
    Rod Rosenstein was "one of the Justice Department's most important leaders in its history," said former attorney general Jeff Sessions Thursday at a farewell ceremony for the deputy attorney general. On Thursday, Rosenstein was praised by Sessions, Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Chris Wray, and other officials during a ceremony in the Justice Department's ornate Great Hall. Barr was deputy attorney general when Rosenstein first arrived at the Justice Department in 1990. "In those days, the deputy job was a lot different. But I'll tell you now, the attorney general job is a lot different also. This must be...
  • Rosenstein submits resignation

    04/29/2019 4:33:25 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2019 | CNN
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Resigns
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Submits Resignation Letter

    04/29/2019 2:31:08 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 141 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 4/29/2019 | Sadie Gurman
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday, ending a tumultuous two years in which he tried to steady a rocky Justice Department and its relationship with the White House. His resignation is effective May 11.
  • Rosenstein offers biting defense of Russia investigation, jabs Obama administration

    04/26/2019 9:08:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 42 replies
    "The previous (Obama) administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America," Rosenstein said, adding that the FBI later disclosed classified evidence about the investigation to ranking legislators and their staffers only to have details "selectively" leaked to reporters.
  • Rosenstein slams Obama administration for choosing ‘not to publicize full story’ of Russia hacking

    04/26/2019 3:14:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who supervised the Mueller investigation, spoke publically on Thursday for the first time since the report was released, taking a swipe at the Obama administration’s real-time reaction to Russian hacking and its decision "not publicize the full story" to the American people. Rosenstein, who was speaking in New York at the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association, defended his handling of the probe and criticized former officials in the process. He called out former FBI Director James Comey for alerting Congress about the investigation into Russian collusion at the height of...
  • Did Trump Try to Fire Mueller?

    04/25/2019 7:49:04 PM PDT · by lasereye · 22 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 4/25/19 | John Hinderaker
    The allegation in the Mueller Report that has gotten the most media play is President Trump’s supposed attempt to fire Robert Mueller from his position as special counsel. It is commonly said that Trump “tried” to fire Mueller. For example, the Washington Post headlines: “The Trump team still maintains Trump didn’t try to fire Mueller. Mueller disagrees.” The New York Times headlines: “Trump sought to fire Mueller in December.” USA Today: “Donald Trump denies he tried to fire Mueller, disputing account from a former senior White House aide.” But in my view, these characterizations are not supported by what Mueller...
  • Second Scope Memo – Rosenstein Authorizes Mueller to Target Michael Flynn Jr…

    04/21/2019 5:08:41 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 55 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/21/19 | sundance
    The original authorization for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was May 17th, 2017. However, the recently released Weissmann report shows there were two additional scope memos authorizing specific targeting of the Mueller probe. The first scope memo was August 2nd, 2017, OUTLINED HERE, and is an important part of the puzzle that helps explain the corrupt original purpose of the special counsel. The second scope memo was issued by Rod Rosenstein to Robert Mueller on October 20th, 2017. The transparent intent of the second scope memo was to provide Weissmann and Mueller with ammunition and authority to investigate...
  • Eric Holder: ‘Any Competent’ Prosecutor Could Win Obstruction Case Against Trump

    04/20/2019 4:58:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 109 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 4-19-2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder claimed Friday that any “competent” prosecutor would be able to make a successful obstruction of justice case against President Trump based on the findings outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “ANY competent public corruption prosecutor would bring obstruction charges against Trump/and win. Only reason Mueller did not was because of the flawed DOJ [Justice Department] restriction against indicting a sitting President. He said so (below). Congress now has a constitutional responsibility,” Holder wrote on Twitter.
  • ‘Keep your mouth shut’: Dems erupt over Barr’s Mueller report rollout

    04/17/2019 5:53:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 96 replies
    Politico/MSN ^ | 4-17-2019 | 4-17-2019
    House Democrats exploded in anger Wednesday over Attorney General William Barr’s plans to roll out special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, accusing the Justice Department of trying to spin the report’s contents and protect President Donald Trump. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning to review the report, which may be heavily redacted. Reports that DOJ officials have already discussed Mueller’s findings with the White House only further inflamed tensions. “I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH is being briefed on the Mueller report AHEAD of its release,” tweeted House...
  • Rod Rosenstein Rebukes Democrats and Mainstream Media

    04/12/2019 9:48:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    westernfreepress.com ^ | 04-12-2019 | James Ledbetter
    Calls Democrats accusations against William Barr's handling of Mueller report "Completely Bizarre" ========================================================== Since Robert Mueller turned in his report to AG William Barr, the Democrats and the leftist media had accused Barr of “covering up evidence of collusion” between Trump and Russia. However, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein finds the accusations bizarre and strange. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein on Thursday endorsed Attorney General William Barr against allegations that he is misleading Congress and the public about Robert Mueller’s Russia report. Rosenstein said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that “He’s (William Barr) being as forthcoming as he can,...
  • Rod Rosenstein Defends Attorney General’s Handling Of Mueller Report

    04/11/2019 9:28:21 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/11/2019 | Chuck Ross
    Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday defended Attorney General William Barr against allegations that he is misleading Congress and the public about the special counsel’s Russia report. “He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre,” Rosenstein said in a rare interview with The Wall Street Journal. Democrats have accused Barr of releasing misleading information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings from his 22-month investigation, which focused on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as whether President Trump tried to...
  • Rod Rosenstein may have appointed Mueller to save Trump from Obama's FBI and DOJ

    04/09/2019 11:20:16 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-19 | DrJohn
    This is something that has been rolling around my head for a couple of years but it is making more and more sense. On January 31, 2017 Donald Trump fired Sally Yates for insubordination. President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said."(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice," the White House statement said.Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, was sworn in at 9 p.m. ET, per an administration official. A few hours later, Boente...