Rod Rosenstein And The Congressional Two Step

Rod Rosenstein And The Congressional Two Step

Rod Rosenstein And The Congressional Two Step

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has decided to stand up Congress on Thursday. Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet behind closed doors, of course, with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. No date had been publicly announced but Thursday was the alleged meeting date. What was the meeting about and why does Deputy AG Rosenstein have the cojones to decline to dance.

The meeting was called because of the fired FBI lawyer Andrew McCabe and his sneaky memos. McCabe said that Rosenstein wanted to tape private convos with President Donald Trump and maybe invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. “The Wall Street Journal” reported:

Mr. Rosenstein, who is the No. 2 Justice Department official and oversees the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has been under fire after the New York Times reported that in early 2017 he discussed secretly recording the president and removing Mr. Trump from office using a provision of the constitution dealing with incapacity.

Mr. Rosenstein has forcefully denied the allegations, saying he never pursued that nor advocated for Mr. Trump’s removal. Associates have portrayed the comment about recording the president as a joke or a sarcastic quip.

Look, between you and me and the fence post, none of these people: James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok should be allowed to run the Spirit Shop at your local high school. These people have made incompetency an art form, right?

Rod Rosenstein arrives at the White House for ceremonial swearing in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Feature Photo credit: AP/Susan Walsh

So, Rod Rosenstein has declined the House offer for a spin around the dance floor in private. He must have had some testosterone rub off on him on Air Force Once. It could happen. A ride on Air Force One might make a man out of me. From the “Journal” article again:

Mr. Rosenstein appeared to get a vote of confidence from the president this week, after reports had suggested he might be fired over his remarks.

Mr. Trump said the two men had a “great” conversation while flying together aboard Air Force One to Orlando, Fla., this week, for a law-enforcement conference. The pair spoke for 45 minutes, a White House official said. Asked after returning to the White House if he planned to fire Mr. Rosenstein, the president replied, “I’m not making any changes.”

“I get along very well with him,” Mr. Trump said.

The episode was another turn in the sometimes fraught relationship between Mr. Trump and Mr. Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which Mr. Trump has called a “witch hunt.”

And, Trump would have reason to be a little miffed with Rosenstein. Rosenstein appointed Robert Swan (???) Mueller III as Special Counsel one day after Donald Trump turned him down as FBI Director.

You can bet that Congress is not going to be put off of their two step for very long. The “Journal” reports:

“This is serious business, and we do not take our oversight responsibility lightly. For the DOJ to continue playing hide-and-seek with Congressional interviews, however, does not inspire confidence that they are taking us seriously. I hope that a subpoena will impress upon DAG Rosenstein the gravity of our request, and I look forward to questioning him when he appears before the committee,” Mr. Gaetz said.

Not that we can put any trust into the House of Representatives getting to the bottom of a bottle of soda, let alone an actual investigation. Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) was on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs and Lou made my point:

Disapprobation is a great college board word. Disapprobation: the act or state of disapproving : the state of being disapproved : CONDEMNATION.

The bottom line. Congress will subpeona Rosenstein. Rosenstein will ignore subpeona. Congress will twiddle their thumbs and wait for the next contestant in the House Two Step. Thank you and your welcome.

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3 Comments
  • slickwilly says:

    I am sick and tired of the double standard in our justice system. These people, from Hillary on down, publically violate our laws and nothing is done!

    The leakers, the private email servers, the mishandling of confidential documents, and so on… the proof of a double standard is this: if YOU did it, what would happen?

    Jail.

  • xsnake says:

    The fact that Trump invited him onto Air Force One and didn’t force him to deplane, before landing is surprising.

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