Rod Rosenstein

Representatives Reprimand Rod Rosenstein With Raucous Records Request

As evidenced by the nature of American civility these days, there is no place in our political palace for extraneous, extracurricular drama.

I’m looking at you, Bobby.

Robert Mueller
Yeah, you pal.

The #RussiaGate investigation has been holding up the rest of American politics for well over a year in earnest, and nearing two years when you consider Hillary Clinton’s constant insinuations to the public during the 2016 election.

Speculation can take a lot out of you, Hill.  Maybe it’s time to call it on this career of yours?

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Okay, so that may have been a bit of a low blow, but that’s precisely what this farcical Russian “probe” is as well; a low blow to a President who was fairly elected and has been on a winning streak the likes of which few of us have ever seen from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Today, in front the CSPAN and the world, Trey Gowdy gave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein a tongue lashing that would make a pitbull blush.

Now that Rosenstein has escaped his fate, at least for another day, Congress isn’t taking any chances with the vagaries employed by the intelligence agency spook.

The House on Thursday passed a resolution demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all Justice Department and FBI documents requested by members of Congress investigating the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation by July 7.

The vote was 226 to 183, with one Republican voting present. Although the resolution does not include any penalties, it is a victory and show of Republican solidarity for the lawmakers on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees who have been battling Rosenstein for access to documents for months to no avail.

Republicans have threatened to impeach Rosenstein or hold him in contempt of Congress if he does not turn over the documents. The vote came as Rosenstein was testifying in the House Judiciary Committee. The resolution was spearheaded by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the Freedom Caucus.

So, even if Rosenstein and Mueller continue to stonewall the idea of oversight, this resolution will make it incredibly tricky for the two men to live forever in the shadows of justice.

I get it, the FBI should have some level of secrecy, but, after all that we’ve seen from the inept and biased organization over the course of the last few years, can we truly trust them to put together a compelling and legally transparent case against the President?

Your guess is as good as mine, as the current information allows.  Now it will be up to Mueller and his team to prove it.

 

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