Yesterday, former acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified to Congress regarding his role in the initiation of the Mueller probe; as I had predicted, this DOJ Hack fueled aspirations to “investigate the investigators” to confirm he committed perjury.
It is also necessary, unfortunately, to “investigate the investigators who are investigating the investigators” for, just as occurred with the Benghazi hearing chaired by overly-hyped Gowdy starring Hillary, the Senators pontificated instead of posing pointed queries; this explains why numerous websites (even the “conservative” ones) didn’t find much that was newsworthy.
Even Sen. Whitehouse slammed Rosenstein for lack of transparency.
That’s because most of what he said had already been said, noting four Issues that allegedly highlight how Lindsey Graham’s Senate Hearings were a Deep State cover operation; anyone aware of what has occurred on multiple fronts would have to wonder why Graham procrastinated and then praised Rosenstein’s patriotism.
Rod Rosenstein defended the “indefensible”; that he denied suggesting wearing a wire; that he would not have signed the Carter Page wiretap application “Knowing what I know now; that McCabe was “not” candid on Comey memos; that he rubber stamped (per Sen. Hawley) rather than having read the FISA applications he’d signed; by August of 2017 (perhaps as early as in April), there was no evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion; that the FBI made mistakes; and that he was unaware that an F.B.I. field office had recommended that Lieutenant Gen. Michael T. Flynn be dropped from the investigation in January 2017.
Rosenstein rationalized not having read the FISA application because he claimed he doesn’t need to read them for content, undermining the fact that signees affirm the accuracy of the filing; he claimed his responsibility was to ensure—even in this admittedly high-priority case—solely that process had been followed correctly.
When he denied suggesting wearing a wire, he contradicted—among others—a guy who allegedly has “flipped” (former Counsel James Baker); this is just one of the areas that establish contradictions that Graham should explore, with another being the “let you and him fight” atmospheric created by Rosenstein and McCabe.
A few more clarifications are in-order to dramatize how thoroughly Rosenstein corrupted the hoax narrative.
First, he claimed none of the prosecutions relied on the Steele Dossier; this is technically true, inasmuch as it was the FISA Court that was forced to rely upon what had been knowingly discredited.
Second, he claimed that, when he e-mailed Mueller that the “Boss and His Staff Do Not Know About Our Discussions,” he was referring to Jeff Sessions rather than Trump; no one nailed him on the fact that Sessions had recused himself and, therefore, that he could only have been referring to the POTUS.
Third, he said he recommended firing Comey due to his attempts to influence the 2016 campaign; this satirized Rosenstein’s deep involvement in a collusion delusion that was intended to undermine Trump’s ability to prevail in 2016 (and beyond).
What’s so personally annoying is that Rosenstein’s childhood home was in a township that abuts mine in suburban Philly and, indeed, that when he spoke last year at the National Constitution Center, he waxed philosophical about how Justice Jackson promoted the necessity to deliver “justice.”
I really wanted to like him, to respect his sagacity, to envision him having punctured the Deep State.
Tragically, the term “dirty cop” is too mild to describe this snake.
In any case, Ted Cruz reaffirmed my view, namely, that ObamaGate is worse than Watergate because Nixon was solely responsible for the cover-up, whereas Obama also was enmeshed in the planning of this coup.