However bad you thought the Deep State was, it’s much, much worse. As corrupt and crooked and completely rogue as you thought the federal DOJ was, it’s so much worse.
Donald Trump, and very few others, are the only people who see how out of control the corrupt Deep State has gotten, and it would take an army of Trumps to cure the festering disease that is the D.C. swamp. It touches every facet of Washington, from the DOJ and FBI, to the intelligence community, the State Department, and even the Congress.
Rod Rosenstein is the linchpin of swamp corruption, who to this day continues efforts to mislead the American people, to obfuscate investigations, to Steinwall reports and evidence being delivered to oversight committees that would shed sunlight on the level of corruption that took place during the 2016 presidential election and beyond, which could ultimately lead to the discovery of decades of corruption that the country was unaware.
Geeky and bespectacled, he is the cancer that even America’s Founders could not imagine when they crafted a set of checks and balances designed to temper even the most monstrous of human nature.
Mr. Rosenstein, one of the most powerful men in the Department of Justice, threatened to investigate members of Congress and their staff if Congress continued to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to oversee the increasingly rogue federal department.
Move over J. Edgar Hoover. Rod Rosenstein has officially taken your place as the most power-drunk, nefarious, crooked blight on justice to ever preside in the Department of “justice.”
The popularity of Congress may be in the toilet, but self-dealing rogue prosecutors with unlimited power to punish political opponents and put people in jail are so far down the toilet they are fertilizing daisies in Denmark.
Here’s how bad it is. A DOJ official sent a statement to Fox News declaring that Rosenstein did not threaten Congress, but the nature of his statement, when placed side by side with the Constitution, is an admission that Rosenstein did, in fact, threaten the Congress.
“The Deputy Attorney General was making the point — after being threatened with contempt — that as an American citizen charged with the offense of contempt of Congress, he would have the right to defend himself, including requesting production of relevant emails and text messages and calling them as witnesses to demonstrate that their allegations are false,” the official said.
The Congress created the DOJ and has oversight authority over it. This gives the Congress the authority to request documents, and if the man in charge at Justice refuses to comply, the Congress has the power to find him in contempt of Congress and to impeach him and remove him from office.
After admitting Rosenstein threatened Congress for performing oversight duties over his department, the DOJ official went on to repeat that the threat remains. In essence, the official used his denial of Rosenstein threats as a threat!
“That is why he put them on notice to retain relevant emails and text messages and he hopes they did so,” the official’s statement said.
And that’s the whole problem with corrupt people at the DOJ. The man is admitting that Rosenstein tried to use the fear of the substantial powers of his office to get the Congress to stop investigating his department. He doesn’t have the authority the tell the Congress, a completely different branch of government, which has oversight over him and his department, to stop doing their jobs.
Is this DOJ official for real? It takes a special kind of gall to make a statement like that. He is either as corrupt as Rosenstein or as ignorant as a CNN reporter. How can he be a DOJ official and not know that everything the Congress has done so far is Constitutionally authorized, and that Rosenstein, who is known for having a hotheaded temper, is breaking the law by threatening the Congress for doing their Constitutional duty?
This is the kind of “alternate universe” stuff that makes normal Americans quake in rage as they watch the rule of law be mocked by such despicable people.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, another slimeball from the Obama administration, was a progressive ideological zealot and a political thug, who tried to grab as much power for the president for whom he worked. Holder was never elected anything, but he was working for a guy who did get elected twice.
Rosenstein is a thousand times worse and so much more dangerous. He never got elected to anything — and he is blatantly giving the middle finger to anyone elected by the people to oversee him and his increasingly lawless department.
This man literally believes he is above the law and untouchable. And right now, thanks to the utterly worthless Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein is answerable to no one. Legal accountability is for suckers. Screw the American public.
Regardless of what the swamp says, what the Congress is doing is not partisan behavior that goes on all the time. They have a legitimate Constitutional role to investigate a legitimate Constitutional crisis.
Don’t forget that Rod Rosenstein signed off on the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, and he also did not advise the court – a felony – that the main piece of “corroborating evidence” for the warrant was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. For that reason alone he should have been fired.
I call him the linchpin of swamp corruption, because he has been the force that created the Mueller investigation, and it was based on his own maneuvering, and done to run interference of any investigation into the corruption of his department during the election. Don’t forget that Rosenstein wrote a letter recommending that the president fire FBI Director James Comey. President Trump then fired James Comey, and Rosenstein then appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, because Trump fired James Comey.
Another little known fact is on May 16, 2017, Rod Rosenstein escorted Robert Mueller through the White House to interview for the FBI director position. Mueller had the job in the past, and Rosenstein wanted him there again, presumably to block any and all attempts at investigating the DOJ and FBI’s corruptions during the 2016 election. Mueller failed the interview, because Trump didn’t want someone from the Bush era in the position, he wanted someone new. So, the very next day, on May 17, 2017 Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel to investigate Trump-Russia collusion. Rosenstein didn’t see any conflicts of interest in appointing the same man, who a day earlier was shot down for a job, as the investigator against the same man who shot him down.
On the current issue, Congress is 100 percent in the right and Rod Rosenstein is 100 percent in the wrong, and anyone who comes forward to try to explain away Rosenstein’s illegal behavior is also 100 percent in the wrong.
Rosenstein should be impeached and removed from his position, and then investigated for criminal conduct as Deputy Attorney General.