Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Refuses to be Interviewed By Joint House Committee…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was scheduled to testify tomorrow to a closed-door joint House congressional committee (Judiciary/Oversight) chaired by Bob Goodlatte.   This committee has been conducting oversight into activity within the FBI and DOJ as it pertains to prior politicization of the agencies.

According to reports from earlier today, DAG Rosenstein is now refusing to deliver testimony to the committee about his personal involvement in the soft-coup attempt against President Trump:

(Via Washington Post) Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s interview with a joint House panel reviewing the Justice Department investigation of President Trump’s alleged Russia ties will not take place this week as expected, according to congressional aides involved with the planning.

The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees were expected to speak with Rosenstein behind closed doors Thursday as part of their probe into federal law enforcement’s conduct during the investigations of Trump’s campaign and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. But a dispute over the interview’s terms prevented the committees and the Justice Department from reaching a deal to hold the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.  (read more)

Judiciary Committee member Louie Gohmert appears on Fox News with Lou Dobbs to discuss how DAG Rosenstein is attempting to delay testimony until after the mid-term election.

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As previously outlined, congress and President Trump have two different priorities when it comes to the position of Rod Rosenstein.

From President Trump’s perspective the thorn in his administration has been Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein created the special counsel under fraudulent pretense.  That origination material (Ohr 302’s, FISA pages, origination EC, and Page/Strzok messages) is now a risk to the Deputy AG.

DAG Rosenstein does not want his involvement in the fraud to be exposed; hence his request to block/stall/delay the declassification directive. However, at any time President Trump can declassify all the documents and outline the fraudulent basis that originated the special counsel. This is essentially President Trump’s leverage.

The ongoing efforts of the FBI and DOJ to hide their malfeasance, does not interrupt or impede Trump’s MAGA agenda; the special counsel does. Having leverage over the special counsel is more valuable than exposing the soft-coup plotters.

If the corrupt current and previous FBI and DOJ officials are laid naked to their enemies, great; but from President Trump’s unique perspective it does not appear to be a priority.

Exposing the FBI/DOJ dirty deeds is a major priority for a contingent within congress and a multitude of Trump supporters – but for the office of the President, in the immediate future, not-so-much.

When you have this much leverage on someone, you don’t want them to quit. You want to use their damaged and tenuous position to your advantage. President Trump is in no hurry to fire Rosenstein (not yet), because the DAG is so weak and President Trump holds all the leverage in the relationship.

Rod Rosenstein knows what he did wrong; and President Trump knows what Rosenstein did wrong. Though it could change based on new discoveries of how far the DAG went along within the soft-coup process, President Trump isn’t likely to let Rosenstein go until everyone else knows what Rosenstein did wrong.

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482 Responses to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Refuses to be Interviewed By Joint House Committee…

  1. Timmy- the-Ute says:

    You have to understand what was the soft coup. I was not the Democrats trying to impeach the President. That is standard politics for the Democrats. It was the Democrats getting the Republicans to go along with finding charges against Pres. Trump. Thus you have James Comey, Peter Strzok, and Andrew McCabe trying to get Rosenstein and Sessions to appoint a SC. Mueller was suppose to get the Republicans and the Cabinet to turn on President Trump and so the soft coup. Problem was Mueller messed up. Also a lot of it was the prayers of the saints for the President.

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  2. Ace says:

    Stupid argument that makes no sense. Expose Rat you end Mueller, End of investigation, everyone goes to jail as the prosecutions resulting from the declassification begin. There is NO leverage in keeping this secret. All of the advantage is in exposing it, ending it now and arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators. I have no idea what this author is talking about. Fck the back room stuff, take them down in public and wipe them out. Follow that by getting rid of the top 2000 people appointed by Otraitor because now there is evidence they can’t be trusted. The arguments in this article sound more 4 square than 3D chess, literally child-like. You have a long way to go to make this make sense. I Will point out this guy said Rat Rosenstein was a white hat awhile back, so he really has no fcking idea what he is talking about. Prosecute the criminals, there is enough info in the public sphere to take them down already, and aggressively expand it to the political actors for sedition.

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    • All In for MAGA says:

      Qanon lays out the reasoning for the delay in prosecuting the traitors. He/She/They recognize your frustrations, Ace. (Apologies for the length of this Qanon “drop”–it is much longer than most that are posted.)

      Q
      !!mG7VJxZNCI
      9 Oct 2018 – 9:42:13 PM
      Statement release 10.9.18 [p_AUTHORITY1]
      General Statement:
      We understand that there is extreme fatigue and frustration re: the wheels of justice [slow].
      Exclude emotion and personal desire, instead use logic and critical thinking based on situational awareness [undo a lifetime of evil & corruption [infestation] in the span of less than 2 years w/ a corrupt DOJ & FBI in place?].
      [Process & Planning – Law and Order]
      [Military OP]
      How can you make arrests [non military] prior to first fully cleaning out corrupt elements [at the top] of those departments [FBI][DOJ] that oversee ‘investigation & prosecution’ in the United States [they [themselves] are the very ones engaged in the illegal treasonous acts]?
      James Comey, Director – FIRED
      Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director – FIRED
      Jim Rybicki, Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor – FIRED
      James Baker, General Counsel – FIRED
      Bill Priestap, Director of Counterintelligence (Strzok’s boss) – Cooperating witness [power removed]
      Peter Strzok, Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence – FIRED
      Lisa Page, Office of General Counsel – FIRED/FORCED
      Mike Kortan, Assistant Director for Public Affairs – FIRED
      Josh Campbell, Special Assistant to Comey – FIRED
      David Laufman, Chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section [NAT SEC – HRC email invest] – FIRED/FORCE
      John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General – Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCED
      Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General & Acting Attorney General – FIRED
      Mary McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General – Acting Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCED
      Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General – Demoted 2x – cooperating witness [power removed] – TERMINATION IMMINENT
      Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General – No. 3 official behind Deputy AG Rosenstein – FIRED/FORCED
      [Batter’s Box]
      Michael Steinbach
      John Glacalone
      Randy Coleman
      Trisha Anderson
      https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/fashion/weddings/trisha-anderson-charles-newman-weddings.html📁
      Kevin Clinesmith
      Tashina Gauhar
      Sally Moyer
      How do you ensure those prosecuted [non military] would receive an impartial judgement based on the RULE OF LAW?
      Think Federal Judge rulings [obstruction] [POTUS’ granted CONSTITUTIONAL authority].
      How do you ensure ‘appeals’ to the U.S. Supreme Court are evaluated impartially > based on the RULE OF LAW?
      Think Justice K (5 to 4).
      Military Law v Criminal Law
      “Enemy Combatant”
      How do you navigate around installed BLOCKADE?
      [MUELLER] designed to take-in evidence needed to ‘expose’ DS [DOJ block re: Mueller ‘evidence’ ongoing investigation].
      [MUELLER] designed to limit POTUS’ ability to maneuver.
      [MUELLER] designed to ‘stall-for-time’ until MIDTERM ELECTIONS to TERMINATE all HOUSE / SENATE ongoing investigations.
      [MUELLER] designed to ‘safeguard’ D_PARTY_BASE false narrative re: RUSSIA COLLUSION [POTUS CHEATED – EVIL – SKY FALLING] in effort to DIVIDE and MOBILIZE for future protests, riots, threats, violence, FF’s, etc.
      [MUELLER] designed to provide FAKE NEWS w/ ammunition to sway public opinion, obstruct foreign + domestic agenda, fuel impeachment/removal, fuel anti-POTUS [DIVISION] [prevent UNITY], etc..
      [MUELLER] designed to demonstrate to foreign players that OLD GUARD still pulls strings.
      [MUELLER] designed to mobilize D_PARTY for MIDTERM VOTE WIN.
      [MUELLER] designed to push D_PARTY backers to DONATE [GOFUNDME – D_PARTY].
      [MUELLER] designed as PUBLIC OUTCRY EXCUSE should criminal charges be brought against them [‘we are being ‘politically’ attacked because MUELLER…].
      How do you REMOVE installed BLOCKADE?
      DECLAS—DECLAS—DECLAS
      How do you navigate around installed corrupt [FBI][DOJ]?
      USE A STEALTH BOMBER
      Who must authorize firing of FBI/DOJ officials?
      Why did McCabe try to take SESSIONS out?
      https://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari-melber/watch/fired-fbi-official-authorized-perjury-investigation-against-sessions-1191727171576?v=raila&📁
      What was the SESSIONS SENATE CONF VOTE?
      52-47
      No. 175
      Logical thinking v clickbait.
      Q

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    • cirrus50 says:

      You clearly don’t understand leverage and patience. It will come out eventually when most needed; Trump is a master at this. Just rushing in there and blowing it all up would just get buried by the MSM and have little impact. Everyone knows what went on now, so the MSM would just call it old news (this is how they always buried stuff like this when Clinton was in office). If Trump needs it just before the election, the info will come out, but if he doesn’t, he’ll hold it until he can get maximum benefit. This helps curb the intelligence agencies’ desire to throw out an October surprise. The Kavanaugh hearings may have saved Rosenstein for now too because it totally flipped the expectations for the midterms, and this helped Trump to really leverage this situation with RR. This isn’t a high school rivalry where you just go in swinging with all you got and waste your energy, it’s big boy stuff and Trump has experience, after decades in dealing with the mobbed up New York real estate market, to know how to handle these situations. Cool your boots junior!

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  3. Bigdog35 says:

    If Rosenstein were to testify tomorrow, (in closed session), we would not get anything but slow dribble of the details. I think the WP article posted above is exactly what Rosey would have told the joint committee.

    It’s his story & he’s sticking to it.

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  4. distracted2 says:

    This is simply another stall tactic to avoid having to truthfully answer any questions in the hope that the Republicans lose the House or the Senate so that they never have to answer.

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    • steph_gray says:

      They can hope that until the cows come home. Let’s dash all their hopes with the red wave of furious American votes.

      A gentle reminder: To which close Senate or House race has everyone donated a bit (even $5) to today? I have yet to do a couple more Senate and haven’t yet chosen House ones except Nunes. This is of course probably a comment that belongs on the daily thread, so I will hit that after finishing this one.

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  5. I know we all think there’s nothing that can shock us anymore. The hypocrisy is astounding

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  6. Arrest Soros says:

    What strikes me is that known black hats have all turned up and testified did they not?
    (Strzok, Page, McCabe, Comey, McCabes attorney whatsisname etc)
    The ones refusing seem to me the ones we don’t know are black or white hats.

    This leads me to believe that they don’t want the DIMMS in those committees getting any information, which would be used to CYA with the help of the media.

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  7. TigerBear says:

    I suspect that this will go on for as long as Trump is in office. The 2020 election will have ALL of the corrupted DOJ/FBI CRIMINALS and all of the corruption baggage that goes with it harassing and haranguing

    I’m just too old for this game. My blood pressure spikes, my fear for my grandchildren/great grandchildren increases as I watch the mentally ill take over cities, like Portland, Seattle ect…and knowing the entire federal government is corrupt to its core and we’re being played daily.

    President Trump I adore, but I don’t believe he is handling this corruption correctly.(no, I’m not a genius, but I damn sure know corruption/criminals will not stop until STOPPED permanently) Thats not a slam on him, as I think he actually believes this puke Rosenstein. If he does….I fear it is a deadly mistake.

    May God bless, keep and guide President Trump and family

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  8. rmramerica says:

    As I’ve stated earlier, the release of the unredacted documents only has leverage if done before the election. If later, and a Dem House win, the leverage will evaporate. Dems will control all the investigations and the legislative tempo. Nothing will be accomplished. If PT thinks Mueller is going to accommodate him by exonerating the POTUS, he’s dreaming! Not going to happen. Wouldn’t surprise me if this Mueller investigation is continuing through next year at this time. Perhaps until 2020. Only a very bold and decisive move by Trump will change things. His advisors seem to be cautioning him, as the way of the swamp, to not be too challenging to the DC “process”. Tell that to Nixon and Clinton. The swamp is not done trying to destroy PT. He needs to smell the coffee. What he’s being told is not reality and will not be beneficial to him personally or as President. Act now! Release and unredact all the documents before it’s too late and the power of sunlight disappears.

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  9. shirley49 says:

    That’s all I know is that many of us are getting tired of this circus. Fire the corrupt employees. Many things still need to be done ie: the wall, immigration policies addressed, (they are still pouring in), the terrible health care system and our broken VOTER registration system. Let’s get moving on some of this stuff.

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  10. butch cassidy says:

    One thing we know for sure is that everyone who was involved in these illegal activities are all being exposed. Beyond that, I don’t think anyone knows how this will play out. We have no idea what Trump knows so all we can do is speculate and guess, which ends up dividing us. I voted for Trump because I believed that Washington needed to be blown up and he was the only one capable of doing it, and so far he has not disappointed. I’m done with trying to second guess his motives at this point and I’m just going to sit back and let it play out.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Thanks butch — especially after a couple more comments that the President:

      “actually believes this puke Rosenstein” (granted this was couched with an ‘if”)

      “needs to smell the coffee”

      Lots of people here today who seem to think that the man who pulled off the most amazing electoral win in political history and then went on to two years of the most amazing wins for conservatism in almost a century is – dumb.

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  11. Dick_Turpin says:

    Trump looks supremely relaxed….he must have several aces up his sleeve and just waiting for the right time to throw them on the table and raise the stakes in this poker game with the seditionists.

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  12. RJones says:

    Jeff@themarketswork made an interesting counter argument last night….

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  13. oldguy says:

    Every time I see a picture of Rosenstein’s face I think of Heinrich Himmler.

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  14. dr. D says:

    I’m an optimistic guy. I’m hoping PT is waiting for the most appropriate time BEFORE Nov. 6 to declassify, e.g., maybe two weeks before. I’m sure he knows Americans and the media have short attention spans. Many in the media have asked if the Kavanaugh effect will last 4 weeks.

    PT can control the timing of this. I don’t think he would say it has to be done quickly, if he was talking about after the election.

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  15. RICHARD CANARY says:

    Do some of you remember the “empty chair” skit that Clint Eastwood did at a rally some years back? Maybe the oversight committee should just go ahead with all the questions they have, so that the public knows exactly what it is that this traitor will not discuss. Of course it’ll never happen, but…

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  16. Zippy says:

    Stalling until after the mid-terms, you scumbag?

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  17. Greg says:

    Someone on the Committee is under investigation, Declass will come, when it does RR will end the Special Counsel and resign and implicate corrupt congressmen, it will be the biggest October surprise ever. Declass is causing the Swamp to panic, Kavanaugh had everyone looking the other way while Declass was cooking. POTUS is getting all the mileage he can out of Declass before actually revealing. People are singing, trying to save themselves, more and more pieces of the puzzle coming to light. The Military Tribunal EO takes affect in January that’s when the real Justice will start, There will be many court challenges, having a conservative court you can count on was important. Getting that court caused more loose lips, more panic and negotiation. This negotiation will mean some we want prosecuted will get a slap on the wrist but it will make it easier to get the bigger fish.
    Am I the only one that has noticed POTUS looking very comfortable and in charge right now? We are impatient, it feels like nothing has happened but a lot has happened, look at all the fired and retired in the DOJ. DOJ had to be cleaned out before prosecution can begin, almost there. Look at Wolf, charged only with lying, he could be charged with enough to put him in prison for life, why is he still walking around? Because he is singing sweet sweet tunes, implicating Committee members, Senator’s in the crosshairs. I’m praying “No Deals” for Warner.
    The Swamp is fighting among themselves right now along with fighting POTUS which is the beginning of the end for them. It will become evident to them there is no hope to recover when Declass is revealed to us. What is the Swamp going to do, are they going to run? fight to the end? try to negotiate a deal? Suicide? I think we will see all of the above, Declass is the trigger.
    Sundance has said Trillions are at stake, but lives are at stake also. Hillary and Fienstein have both been implicated with providing Secrets to China, that makes them spy’s for a Foreign power, how many other’s. Something is very wrong on a worldwide basis with the Iranian deal brokered by Obama, I have no smoking gun but one Iranian official has threatened to reveal all of the kickback money recipients which has sent John Kerry and others on WW trip to attempt to stop Trump. This John Kerry thing is far more serious than that law no one has ever been charged with breaking.
    This Swamp thing is far bigger that the DOJ/FBI/CIA, it’s hard to stand far enough back to see the whole picture but eventually we will see it all.
    Pray for POTUS, vote in Nov, everything is at stake.

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  18. john edward lorenz says:

    So then until Mueller is finished, say January 2025, nothing will be done to ADDRESS AND REMEDY THE ATTEMPTED COUP. NO INDICTMENTS AND NO JUSTICE FOR THE NON ELITE AMERICANS WHO VOTE IS RENDERED MEANINGLESS ANYTIME THE ELITES DECIDE THEY DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS. THIS IS MORE THAN DISILLUSIONING.

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  19. mark says:

    Anybody have any thoughts on why RR would want to resign from the Russia probe at least twice in the beginning? Or why President Trump kept him on? I can still see RR and Chief of Staff Kelly exiting AF1 after the meeting and they looked at ease with each other. Wasn’t it Kelly that said ” no better friend or no worse enemy than a US Marine “?

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  20. mark says:

    Also why did the SCOTUS swing vote call it quits at such a crucial point in time? Am I over thinking and need a break?

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    • Kris Langley says:

      Retire while VSGPDJT has the ability to push-through a young non-liberal Associate Justice? Let’s look at history…. ordinarily, the President’s party loses in the mid-terms. By going when he did, his replacement can go through the process (a wringer/hell, in Justice Kavanaugh’s case) while there’s still a razor-thin majority of R’s in the Senate.

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  21. TomA says:

    Rosenstein cannot go before a congressional committee and take the Fifth or lie, hence he will do everything in his power to avoid this outcome (this is normal and rational human behavior). However, his avoidance of congress will now become a major media story that favors the Republicans because it enhances the perception that the Swamp mafia is still pursuing a coup against a popular elected president. Trump is playing the role of the hero good guy and Rosenstein is in the role of the devious mega bad guy. The final showdown doesn’t happen until the end of the movie. This is how elections are won.

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  22. Cowwow says:

    So MCabe is being investigated by a grand jury, right? Perhaps our President has been advised to hold back the government’s (RR, et al) declassify until MCabe is indicted?
    Why show your hand to let the snakes off the plane? We saw first hand the evil machine crank up against Justice K.
    I really don’t think it matters yet when the Pres chooses to declassify.
    It seems the major leaks have stopped. Keep all the buzzards circling in the dark.
    Just my FWIW…

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  23. LegionofOne says:

    “There was a crooked man,”

    BY MOTHER GOOSE

    There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
    He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
    He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
    And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

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  24. Apollo says:

    From a comment further up:

    “if he thinks he can hold the house without it [revealing the coup, having Rosenstein make Mueller go away, etc.], more power to him”

    True. But it’s a big if. I am not sure I see the advantage to waiting, as opposed to releasing and running up an even bigger midterm victory.

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  25. 6x47 says:

    Mr. Rosenstein is a pusillanimous bureaucrat who was easily bullied by the domineering Andy McCabe. Not too hard to understand why when you consider Rosenstein spent 8 years under Obama’s regime where thugs like McCabe were given the keys to the kingdom. Notice how easily they got him to sign the suspect FISA renewal, and how compliant he was when they told him “now you appoint Bob Mueller special counsel.” McCabe barked, and Rosenstein jumped.

    His demeanor began to change, slowly, once Obummer left office and all his evil minions began dropping, one by one. Fired. Demoted. Under investigation. Finally some sign that Rosenstein didn’t have to toe the party line anymore.

    McCabe and Co. thought they had dirtied Rosenstein up enough to be able to blackmail him forever; however, it seems Rosenstein and Trump have come to a sort of arrangement.

    In the end, I think Mr. Rosenstein will end the Mueller probe and then give President Trump a beautiful, wonderful exoneration tongue bath as like the one Comey gave to Hillary Clinton.

    And then he’ll resign.

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