Time and time again, we have said that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was the linchpin of all things concerning the cover-up of the Russia collusion hoax. He was a deep state guy who worked under Obama, and over his career, he had worked with all of the bad actors of the 2016 government coup attempt to stop then-candidate Donald Trump from winning the election and then to take down President Trump.
Government accountability organization Judicial Watch (JW) announced on Tuesday that they received 382 pages of documents that reveal Rosenstein’s communications with former Obama administration officials including Eric Holder, John Huber, and a whole lot of sharing of information with the media right around the days that Robert Mueller was appointed as special prosecutor to investigate the phony Democrat-created Russian collusion hoax.
JW obtained the documents as a result of a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) for all records of communications that Rosenstein had between May 8 and May 17, 2017. That is the period that covers the time when James Comey (now the fired and disgraced former FBI director) was fired, and the coup folks began to panic, because it was Comey’s job to block any investigations into their corruption during the 2016 election to help Hillary Clinton and harm Donald Trump.
From Judicial Watch:
On May 15, 2017, Public Affairs Specialist Marsha Murphy sends Rosenstein an email with the subject line “Eric Holder just called for you.” The message says: “Please call him.”
On May 16, 2017, U.S. Attorney John Huber wrote to Rosenstein: “Rod, We’re proud of you.” Later that year, Huber was chosen by then-Attorney General Sessions to head up the Clinton Foundation investigation.
Why was Eric Holder trying to contact Rosenstein? He hadn’t been working at DOJ since September 2014, almost three years prior.
John Huber was supposed to start investigations on the corruption at the Clinton Foundation, and not only did he do absolutely nothing, but he was a part of the deep state and supported the bad actors involved in the coup attempt.
May 16 was also the day that Rod Rosenstein escorted Robert Mueller through the White House to interview with President Trump to replace James Comey. Mueller was out to get Trump from the very beginning, and the coup folks thought he would be a perfect replacement for Comey because he had already served as the FBI director, and he was willing to take over for Comey to block any investigations into the coup attempt. How do we know that? Two months prior to being appointed special counsel for the Russian collusion witch hunt, Mueller delivered a 45-minute speech titled “The Growing Cyber-Security Threat” at a conference co-hosted by International Data Group (IDG) where he articulated and very publicly committed himself to the DNC conspiracy theory that “Russia hacked the democracy.” He was not hired by Trump, and the very next day, Rosenstein appointed him special counsel to investigate the very same man who just turned him down for a job. If they couldn’t get Mueller to block investigations, then they could get him to bog the administration down with a lengthy special counsel probe.
The documents revealed that Rosenstein had communications with Washington Post reporter Sari Horwitz that included multiple off-the-record calls, information sharing, and smoothing over arguments with the DOJ press office.
In an email exchange on May 12, 2017, with the subject line “Off the record” Horwitz complains to Rosenstein about then-DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores yelling at her and the Washington Post’s national security editor and calling a story of theirs “bullshit.” Rosenstein replies, “I will talk to Sarah.” Horwitz adds that she is “around all night if [Rosenstein wants] to talk off the record.”
On May 18, 2017, Horwitz emails Rosenstein with the subject line, “Urgent” to ask him about President Trump being the focus of an FBI investigation: “The Washington Post has been told by very good sources that President Trump is now a focus of the FBI investigation Can I please talk to you as soon as possible on deep background?”
On May 15, 2017, Rosenstein received an email from Katherine Davis, likely the 60 Minutes producer. In it, she states: “I hope you’re handling all of this craziness this week. Am sure you are. Much to discuss. FBI finalists. And whether you are considering recusing (hoping not but lmk) Lmk when I can come and visit. Next week? You know where to reach me in the meantime.”
In the days surrounding the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, Rosenstein received calls from multiple emails of support from former senior Obama administration officials.
On May 12, 2017, Rosenstein received an email from former Obama Special Counsel Jonathan Su: Hi Rod: I know there’s a lot going on right now, but I wanted to send you a note of support. If there’ s anything I can do to be of help, please let me know. Hope you hang in there.”
On May 13, 2017, he received a similar supportive email from former Obama White House Deputy Associate Counsel Mike Leotta with the subject line “Thinking of you and your family.” The message says: “I hope you’re hanging in there, [redacted] despite all the press attention, attacks, and contradictory claims.”
Why is a Rosenstein trying to reach out to Judge Bates?
On May 16, 2017, Rosenstein received a supportive email from former Obama Deputy Attorney General, James Cole: “You have the right approach. I always found that if you concentrated on doing your job (protecting the constitution) your reputation takes care of itself.”
The day after the special counsel appointment, on May 18, 2017, Judge Bates sent an email to Rosenstein with the subject line “Great move” and the message “Well done.”
Why is a judge sending an email to Rosenstein congratulating him on appointing a special counsel over firing Comey, which the president had the authority to do? Why is a judge getting involved at that level? He should be questioned.
On May 20, 2017, Rosenstein requests a phone call with Obama’s former Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, who was also Al Gore’s co-counsel in Bush v. Gore and recently published the book, Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump.
“These astonishing emails show that Rod Rosenstein had many Obama/Clinton and media friends supporting him around the time he infamously appointed Robert Mueller,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Back in October of last year, JW released communications of Rosenstein’s that included an email with one line of Mueller stating: “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions,” as well as “off the record” emails with major media outlets around the date of Mueller’s appointment.
Was “the boss” AG William Barr, and what was Rosenstein and Mueller hiding from him in those discussions?
Rosenstein has gone to a lot of trouble to make himself appear he was always above reproach, yet in September 2019, through a separate lawsuit, Judicial Watch released records from the DOJ showing officials’ efforts in responding to media inquiries about DOJ/FBI talks allegedly invoking the 25th Amendment to “remove” President Donald Trump from office and Rosenstein offering to wear a “wire” to record his conversations with the president. Later that month, Judicial Watch uncovered a two-page memo, dated May 16, 2017, by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe detailing how Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office “to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.” McCabe wrote that Rosenstein said he thought it was possible because “he was not searched when he entered the White House.”
Rosenstein has denied offering to wear a wire, then later said it was a joke. Why would you deny a joke? Either way, this means that while Rosenstein was serving at the pleasure of the president, he was actively plotting to take him down by nefarious means. I think there’s a law against that if I’m not mistaken. Oh yeah, it’s called sedition, and it’s a serious felony punishable by fines and up to twenty years in prison.
All of these people were scrambling to get rid of Trump – who did absolutely nothing wrong. And to this day, the Fake News media continue to say the attempted government coup against Donald Trump is a conspiracy theory.
Barr can get a lot of information from the investigation of one man who was the linchpin of it all: Rod Rosenstein.