My thoughts on Rosenstein

Summary: Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw Mueller probe, repeatedly assured Trump that he would be treated fairly, that he wasn’t a “target” and that he was on the president’s team. At one point last fall, he grew emotional and begged not to be fired by Trump via tweet.

Former SDNY prosecutor Mimi Rocah suggested that Rosenstein’s speech last night was in part prompted by the knowledge that this info was about to be published.

Matthew Miller on CNN: “It is a deeply disturbing report because what it shows is unethical conduct by the deputy attorney general… He shouldn’t be talking to the president about an investigation into the president… The way to understand Rod is that he’s weak”

My thoughts on Rosenstein:

Rosenstein took part in Comey’s firing. The Mueller report suggests he wasn’t as in the dark to Trump’s motives as he publicly stated (ie he knew it was for Russia stuff, not Comey’s handling of Clinton). Comey’s firing directly led to Mueller’s appointment.

So Rosenstein, a witness in the Mueller probe, somehow gets to decide the result of said probe? If Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, and Rosenstein helped fire Comey, then Rosenstein had potential criminal exposure. It was in his interest that Trump not be charged with obstruction.

Rosenstein needs to be questioned by Congress, too.

One thought on “My thoughts on Rosenstein”

  1. Rosenstein allowing Trump to use his bullshit letter as cover to fire Comey because of his handling of the Hillary investigation was the first thing that tipped me off to this guy being a partisan hack.

    Everything he’s done since appointing Mueller has been an example of him trying to save his own ass. I think for a brief point in time he had good intentions, but when that started to go south and he realized the lunatics were taking over the asylum he ultimately chose party over country. I hope Rosenstein ends up being laughed out of Washington when this is all over. That is, if Dems decide to grow a sack and do anything about it. They’ll probably run the establishment candidate against the people’s will and lose again.

    If Dems don’t strike while the iron is hot with impeachment they will have given Trump a free pass to do whatever the fuck he wants in the 2020 elections including help from foreign powers because they decided to take the “high road” by letting foreign countries bukkake all over our election process because they didn’t want to rock the boat or something.

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