Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses Rosenstein and Baker…

Representative Ratcliffe is a straight shooter; unfortunately he also has confidence in Trey Gowdy.  Mr. Ratcliffe discusses the DOJ negotiating with congress for the terms of appearance for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and other matters….

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125 Responses to Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses Rosenstein and Baker…

  1. fanbeav says:

    This just makes my blood boil! What is taking so long? Rosenstein should have been talked to last week and got away with saying….no, I think I will skip this interview. And now he is dictating HOW is interview will be conducted! What kind of government do we have?

    Liked by 13 people

    • jf86 says:

      Not a very effective or efficient one! Why weren’t Nellie and Bruce – to name just two – interviewed long ago? Normally not a pessimist, but it certainly smells funny that several key interviews are happening (or not happening) now. Just in time, if you believe the polls, for the House investigation to be shut down. Again… why weren’t interviews demanded long ago?

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      • Newton Love says:

        > “… Why weren’t Nellie and Bruce – to name just two – interviewed long ago? …”

        Because Judicial Watch had not acquired and broke the lead story on Bruce and Nellie Ohr. God bless JW!

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        • SW Richmond says:

          The system is desperate to bring Americans back into the fold of believing in their institutions. The R’s saved this issue as a campaign issue; it could have been resolved much sooner with some simple truth-telling. Neither party wants us to know the truth.

          I am completely disgusted with this entire situation. The R’s wait until the last minute and then say “you have to get out and vote for us!” Why should we? So you can play us for another two years into the 2020 presidential election?

          No justice, no peace. Has anything been actually been done about the two-tier “justice” system? NO. Just lots of investigations and hints of coming actions.

          WE ARE BEING PLAYED. Soon it could be time to take matters into our own hands.

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    • Globalist. We have a globalist government. Bought and paid for, told what to do.

      Ratcliffe grinned way too much in this “interview”.

      Way too much. Seems to be about a decade or two long pattern, political puppets grinning, We The People pissed…

      Some animals are obviously still more equal than others.

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    • feralcatsblog says:

      We now have a government of, by and for the criminals. And no amount of spinning changes that obvious fact.

      Liked by 12 people

    • Howie says:

      The Big Schmooze

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    • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

      I think it sucks big time myself.
      I still wonder tho, if Rosenstein might have gotten unspoken permission from President Trump? Not saying he did. It’s just so screwed up after all these months that there is no rational thread of continuity towards the end game of this treasonous plot anymore.

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    • Dr. X says:

      What are you talking about .. LAST WEEK? Barry, Granny and the entire DOJ/FBI/CIA cabal should’ve been PROSECUTED after “The Memo” was released .. NINE MONTHS AGO!

      Trump can’t seem to GRASP – he was HIRED to prosecute AND EXECUTE Barry & Granny in GITMO .. ON DAY 1!!!

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Maybe we can just ship Rosenstein (and several others) to the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Their Human Resources Dept is reportedly very efficient.

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  2. Max Tadpol says:

    Just Declassify already!

    Liked by 12 people

    • gsonFIT says:

      If Republicans lose house PDJT will declassify everything. I think he will declassify regardless, but November 6th will be a turning point in many ways. He is moderating now because he has leverage, but he will not let the donkeys outsmart him if they take the house.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      LEVERAGE!

      Hopefully Trey Gowdy puts his attorney hat on when Rosenstein is questioned. He and Bob Goodlatte are both leaving Congress this year. Lets hope they take this seriously. I want to believe they will. I am happy to hear that we will eventually get to see the redacted transcript. I am also happy that it will be under oath with a court reporter there to transcribe everything that is asked and stated.

      I think the soft coup folks are realizing that their prayers will not be answered on November 6th! We are NOT going to lose the House.

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  3. Pedro Morales says:

    F U. Gowdy the Gatekeeper. The man the uniparty turns to when they need a closer to shut down an investigation.

    Liked by 10 people

    • feralcatsblog says:

      Did Truman use the threat of an A-bomb as “leverage” against the Japanese? No, he used the A-bomb against the Japanese. I want the coverup to end and I want justice, not “leverage”.

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      • logger says:

        Pop in a good movie if you want to be entertained. I want his agenda fulfilled, then I want the perp walk. We gotta build enough cells for these people, anyway.

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      • Avi says:

        well, Trumans A-bomb was enough leverage to stop the Soviets from invading Hokkaido. make he should have used that leverage to stop their invasion of Manchuria/Korea or at least force them to pull out.

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          Russians were our ally at that time, they were needed to neutralize the Kwangtung army in Manchukuo which was the largest remaining military asset the Empire had. And at that time a very inexperienced Truman trusted the judgment of FDR’s advisors regarding Stalin, and most felt Uncle Joe could be trusted. Truman learned differently later and the hard way.

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    • logger says:

      He’s not releasing them because of Britain, which was equally culpable. If not for Britain, I think he would have released it. Additional leverage he can use. But let’s be honest here. Do you want Trump’s agenda carried out? Do you want Trump to hold all the leverage he can to carry out his agenda? I do.
      I want to watch the perp walk parade, too. But I want his agenda more.

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      • Countrywatch says:

        Agreed, logger.

        Liked by 1 person

      • redzone says:

        Does achieving Trump’s agenda and getting justice against the soft coup have to be mutually exclusive?

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      • wyntre says:

        What leverage?

        If the House goes to the demon-rats all bets are off.

        And it’s just a teeny bit TOO convenient that the only Repubs who will question Rosenstein, Gowdy and Goodlatte, are both retiring.

        Nadler and Cummings, OTOH, will be around forever.

        This is pure unadulterated BS and infuriating as hell.

        The Big Ugly became the big Cover-Up.

        i

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      • Republicanvet91 says:

        I disagree. At some point, achieving an agenda by any means possible is just base politics.
        This is an issue that has been doing considerable damage to the country for a long time. It started long ago with obvious laws being blatantly broken and nobody being held accountable because Karnak the Democrat could not discern “intent”.
        Trumps agenda would win in the long run no matter what, and would likely be helped considerably if his supporters saw law and order being restored and crooks being held accountable.
        Leverage won’t mean much if the left gains enough control to bury his administration in BS investigations which the media will cover breathlessly for weeks on end.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Problem is….

      The “Redactions” are just another in the “Big Ugly” series of promises that never pan out. We just then move to “the next thing” that will be “The Big Ugly”

      And it is NOT hanging over “Go to jail” for the crooks… it is hanging over “expose”… as in just outline (some) of what they did in the REPORT.. if Congress ever does one.

      After all that we are still awaiting Criminal Investigations…. maybe.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      This makes sense in a Trumpcentric world. Time to expand our horizons.

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  4. feralcatsblog says:

    “Representative Ratcliffe is a straight shooter; unfortunately he also has confidence in Trey Gowdy.”

    It could be worse. A lot worse. He could have confidence in Beauregard Magoo.

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  5. DanO64 says:

    Hard to even respond any more.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. feralcatsblog says:

    I want the criminal coverup to end. I don’t give a flying rat’s rear about so called “leverage”. It’s not even a good fig leaf anymore.

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  7. feralcatsblog says:

    Are we mice or are we men? Someone throw out some cheese and we’ll find out.
    – Groucho

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  8. Ristvan says:

    This is a complicated business.
    Despite Trump’s subsequent professed disappointment, Sessions properly recused on 2016 election matters he was intimately involved in.
    Rosenstein is still in place, with gifted presidential cufflinks and AF1 trips.
    Mueller is winding down, and there is no ‘there, there’—else would have leaked by now. Will show Trump was right about Dems instigating a fantasy ‘witch hunt’.
    Statute of limitations is not close to run out on all key offenses, including HRC. See previous Lurking Lawyer comments for legal details. But was has happened is growing public awareness of soft coup and attempted cover up. Nellie Ohr today being a predictable example, Simpson taking 5th Tuesday another.
    You want tomtake down the whole thing, much care and prep time is required. Patience in that is a virtue, not a fault. Red Tide, then Big Ugly.

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    • feralcatsblog says:

      This has gone way beyond “patience”. It’s almost eternal life.

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    • fanbeav says:

      “growing public awareness” has only been by republicans. The rest of the media is not covering this!

      Liked by 4 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        The media may not be covering this but it is seeping out. That is one of the reasons why the President has to move slowly – his message is being gate-keepered by both the social media as well as the news media but it IS getting out. People are getting curious about the Trump rallys and why they are so popular as well as by Q and all his, their reinterpreters. People are talking around the water cooler.

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        • wyntre says:

          Q has disappeared. Wonder why? /s

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        • MelH says:

          fanbeav is correct. Rhoda is talking about the President’s popularity, which is a whole other topic. Social media is not getting any Liberals educated. Go on the Twitter sites owned by Conservatives. There’s been no lessening at all in the hate-spewing done by Liberals commenting. And for a REAL education, go on the President’s Twitter site and read the columns of comments and art work done by the Liberals who have only gotten MORE hateful as time has worn on.They don’t WANT to hear truth and you can’t MAKE them hear it. They are vicious, nasty, filthy-mouthed, Godless, low-class, ignorant, illiterates who don’t even know the language used in normal discussion of legal events and situations. The Kavanaugh debacle seemed to trigger MORE freedom to be rabid and dangerous idiots, I’m sure because they were the LOSERS. That was a preview of what’s coming when they discover the Blue Wave was merely a trickle.

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      • feralcatsblog says:

        True. Because of the MSM’s all but blackout, most Americans have no idea all the crimes being covered up.

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        • billrla says:

          feralcatsblog: Even if the “unaware Americans” were to become “aware,” they will never accept that President Trump is the legitmate President of the U.S.

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    • Avi says:

      notice fewer and fewer Trust Sessions/64-d posters these days.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Because we are tired of the same arguments based on feelings and incomplete facts. When and if Sessions is fired, I’ll admit I’m wrong but until then it isn’t worth talking about.

        Liked by 7 people

        • JasonD says:

          I’ll still jump in occasionally, but generally just shake my head at the certainty and impatience.

          Liked by 1 person

          • DanO64 says:

            Same. Tired of fighting. It’s a small branch.

            Liked by 2 people

            • JasonD says:

              Hey Dan, hang in there. The more of this that is revealed, the more comfortable I become with this branch. It may be small, but it is a tough branch!

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              • cali says:

                @Rhoda R, @Jason D and @DanO64: I agree!

                Lately I have observed that a few claiming that Rosenstein is a good guy because he flew with president Trump on AF1.

                Nothing further from the truth: Everything I know and learned for over year convinced me that Rosenstein is a black hat. He is deeply entrenched in the deep state for many years.

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      • Cat Lady says:

        He’s still there, therefore, he’s still doing what Trump wants him to do – his work isn’t done. If it was, he’d be gone!!!

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    • JasonD says:

      Yup. This is the biggest scandal in at least modern US history, involving multiple individuals from the former POTUS, many of his top security officials, etc, etc, etc. AND 80% PLUS OF THE PRESS IS COMPLICIT!

      This is WAY beyond complicated. You are talking about prosecuting the biggest crime in in US history, with most of DC, and many of your own “side” aligned against you. And many people on this site barking away for action “yesterday” – SMH.

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      • Veni Vidi Covfefe says:

        A scandal is diddling an intern in the Oval Office. This is a massive conspiracy of high treason.

        America is on that sad height because the fake stream media and idiot Obola voters put a Marxist Muslim America-hating illegal alien in the executive branch for 8 long years

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    • Carrie says:

      I agree with most of what you said, Ristvan, except for the Sessions portion. Sessions only recused himself from the Russia investigation connected with Mueller. He has now disappeared and appears to let Rosenstein run things de facto. Even simple things like, the immigrant horde cruising through Mexico. Usually AG’s get involved in issues like this.

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    • wyntre says:

      Rosenstein should have recused himself as well because he was involved in the Comey firing and he’s a witness.

      But he didn’t.

      And yet he’s in charge, it seems, of d@mn near everything.

      And now he’s arranged to be interviewed by the 2 demonrats who will head the Judiciary and Oversight committees if they take the House (Cummings and Nadler) and the 2 Repubs, Gowdy and Goodlatte, who are retiring.

      How F**king convenient.

      .

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      • California Joe says:

        Weird? This whole Sessions and Rosenstein thing is very weird especially when you consider that the FBI and DOJ have very aggressive and effective internal affairs units to ferret out corruption by employees. Here we have a tsunami of corruption and it’s totally ignored at every level. I just don’t get it!!!!

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        • redzone says:

          So true! Mr. Magoo and his best friend Waldostein probably have clandestine meetings with Nellie and her attorney in Japanese bath houses because they can be assured of 1000% secrecy as NOBODY would follow them in there!

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    • redzone says:

      Sessions did not properly recuse himself. He was misled into doing it either willingly or ignorantly by the folks involved in the attempted Trump takedown. Many attorneys have explained why it was not proper under the law. Mr. Magoo is the perfect moniker because he really can’t see more than 6 inches in front of himself or he’s selectively blind. There is a chance he’s actually helping Trump like some suggest; but, I think that’s about the same % chance that Pocahontas is Indian.

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  9. billrla says:

    Ratcliffe appears to be using men’s hair products, therefore, in accordance with my rule about never trusting a male politician who uses hair products, I do not trust this Ratcliffe greaser. Besides, he looks like Mittens.

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  10. Zorro says:

    Notice Ratcliffe’s purple tie. Just saying.

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  11. bakocarl says:

    I think we’ve got to always listen very carefully to what these weasels are saying. For example:
    Rosenstein said “I never pursued or authorized recording the President and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false.”

    So, he could have very seriously suggested he wear a wire to catch PTrump saying something that could contribute to his removal, but when there was no interest, he didn’t pursue or authorize recording the President.

    Also, he could have advocated for the gathering of evidence that could contribute to PTrump’s removal, but this was only for gathering evidence and not for the removal itself.

    Weasels . . . and weasel words!

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  12. Non=combative. says:

    So the working theory is that Trump is holding back on declassification to protect UK interests. This, for me, is unacceptable knowing that House democrats will bury ongoing house investigations even further into the vault of lost facts after the midterms.

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    • JasonD says:

      That is just a smokescreen. POTUS had no problem smacking Trudeau when the situation warranted it. This action is to protect Huber from scrutiny. The declass “drama” was all about more publicity to prepare for the coming arrests. Cue derision in 3,2,1 …

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    • cali says:

      @Non=combative: Not by a long shot. If that were the case our military intelligence would not have shut down all satellite and other access to the NSA for the UK.

      UK and AU currently are labeled enemy as they actively set up and conspired to frame our president while pushing for the coup.

      There was a reason that all the swamp monsters like Stzrok, Brennan, Page, McCabe, Comey and host of others frequently travelled to London and meeting with the MI6, CIS, Cameron, Boris Johnson among others during and after the election.

      London is where the skunk sits that profits not only from the fall of this republic but also gain control of their long desired goal to take control of what would be left of this country.
      It’s why HRC had to win at all cost!

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  13. lionslover says:

    I had hoped that this was all going to come out for the best mid-term effect possible. I was hoping Trump was timing it all for he very last week before the election. It still might be but I am losing hope fast.

    When RR went to meet with Trump and all of a sudden the document dump was postponed I feared right then that they have something on Trump that the president is afraid of. It is TOTALLY unlike Trump to fold like that after that RR meeting and it spells something bad and I think Trump may be underestimating how much we love him as president. I don’t care WHAT they would have on him, it doesn’t matter. He is saving this country and we NEED him and that’s the bottom line.

    Notice the documents now are old news and his order to declass is not even talked about and RR put a complete stop to them. If Trump wanted them out they would have been out by now.

    All this only makes sense if RR has a LOT of power right now over Trump. Our ONLY hope is that Trump and his team are timing all this for the last week or so before the election and they don’y want to give the news and dems time to spin a narrative before the election so they are waiting maybe even to the last couple days to spring a huge assault on Obama’s criminals.

    Guys and gals, it looks like these criminals who tried a soft coup and broke a ton of laws are GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT and i’m afraid that’s the end of this country as we KNEW it. There are TWO sets of laws now, one for us little folks and a set for the Clintons and their like. I want to believe the assault will come a few days before the election but my heart and reasoning mind tell me no, the swamp has the power and this will go unpunished. Our country will never be the same afterward, never.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      “All this only makes sense if RR has a LOT of power right now over Trump.”
      —-
      Just the other way around 🙂 Trump has massive leverage on Rosenstein, and is using it to first get Rosenstein to wrap up the Mueller fiasco.

      The docs will be published. If the GOP loses the House, they will come out the next week. Keep in mind that the GOP still runs the show until early January no matter what.

      If the GOP holds the House, then Trump may hold the docs longer to exercise leverage.

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      • wyntre says:

        Funny,

        Trump using his leverage to get Rosey to wrap up the Mueller Witch Hunt that Rosey started and should therefore not be overseeing as he’s a witness.

        And now Rosey has orchestrated the conditions of his sitdown with judiciary and oversight, choosing the 2 repubs who are retiring and the 2 demonrats who are likely to be in charge of those committees if the dems win the house.

        Some leverage.

        (This is not directed personally at you L4grasshopper. I’m just in a foul mood).

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      • icthematrix says:

        Your logic of leverage by RR makes sense. I have believed that the threat is not to PDJT, it is to his son and family. My guess is they have enough info or chatter captured to implicate Junior in some nasty matters. It’s what the FBI does…hold your most precious people hostage. However, President Trump also has them in the crosshairs due to their dirty deeds. It is a standoff, for the moment. Each side waiting to see who has the leverage post election.

        The deep state may take some bruises, and our President is gaining ground back, but I fear there will be no body slam, no pile driver, that dramatically takes them out. The fight will be long and taxing.

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        • redzone says:

          You’re on to something. Plus Trump nay have tax issues or something financial they are holding over his head. There is leverage both ways. There is way more going on than meets the eye. I don’t think they have anything to take down Trump or they would have, but maybe Jr., and maybe some items the media would use 24/7 against him before an election. When the actions don’t square with the facts, there’s usually a reason.

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      Me too. It looks to me like Rosy must have as much or more leverage as PDT. I have never bought the leverage angle for not declassifying. Hope the house holds.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      I have reached many of the same conclusions. I hope we are both wrong.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      i believe POTUS is holding the ace in his hand and will not play it till he sees what the other players hold. why play the ace too soon? POTUS is working hard and traveling all over the country to get his message out and ramp up support for the midterms, while still holding his (pardon the pun) TRUMP CARD in his hand…this is how a Boss plays.
      If the left pulls a surprise out of their butts–he will proceed to play that ace.
      I have faith.

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  14. L4grasshopper says:

    Who knows? Maybe Gowdy will surprise and actually do a good job of interrogating Rosenstein.

    But “all hat, no cattle” Gowdy has a long history of appearing to be ready to act, and then not doing a dam thing.

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  15. JX says:

    The terms of appearance are Congress subpoenas and you appear at the time and place designated, in this fail not.

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  16. Veni Vidi Covfefe says:

    Incorrect. We had 8 years of wholesale treason and lawlessness with no justice. With two of the most corrupt AGs in U.S. history and the first thing that southern-fried rat bastard does in the face of all of this is recuse himself. From a hoax. A Russian collusion hoax. He had to search really hard for some arcane reason to recuse.

    ICYMI Jeff Sessions is an integral player in this massive conspiracy of high treason. He IS the insurance policy.

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    • wyntre says:

      Un-frigging-believable, isn’t it?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Veni Vidi Covfefe says:

        Jeff Sessions’ treachery is beyond the pale. Staggering.

        He will go down in post American history as the most monumental rat bastard traitor that ever lived

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      • Tip: When the bulk of online comments with respect to these matters of (yes) INTERNAL NATIONAL SECURITY and INTEGRITY shift from “Un-Frigging-Believable!” to “F***in’ UN-acceptable!” we shall all know that our Nation hath Awakened.

        Until then, the Big Doze is still, quite sadly, ON. And us Funny-Hatted Deplorables shall carry on with distributing .MP4 copies of the “Q” Videos to all who will accept them.

        It ain’t easy Out Here. We are pushing back against:

        * Common Core dis-education (three generations now, going on four)
        * Telly-Visionized propaganda of all manner and sort
        * The detrimental mental effects of ongoing FLUORIDE CONTAMINATION in OUR WATER SUPPLY
        * *MASSIVE* medical over-prescription of brain-numbing and/or grey-matter-killing “psycho drugs”
        * The use of politically-motivated gang-stalking and related forms of targeting (both high-tech and low) against well-known truthers
        * A street-level BUST in the midst of a Wall Street “Boom” (with plenty pins for every bubble,thank you!)
        * A rate of Societal Change that shocks the normal human sensibilities while it numbs the senses.
        * An upper-upper-class population of no more than 10,000 soulless ones whose mores and motives are directly antithetical to all life on Earth, even while the selfsame jackasses bray, shriek and trumpet down at the rest of Us via their Consolidated Mass Media about “Global Warming” and “Carbon Tax” by day – and devour such Special Delicacies as Baby Heart Pie at their exclusive little dinner soirees…

        And more. But all of this and the more besides, dropped lump-by-filthy-lump onto our backs all at once as is being done, amounts to DELIBERATE TOP-DOWN OVERLOAD. All things considered, it amounts to a MASSIVE ACT OF WAR on the Rest of Us !

        Mind you, we KNOW how these high-handed frogboilers and gaslightin’ crazymakers operate. This warfare shall continue unabated until the LAWFUL HANGINGS start. NO mistake.

        FWIW: Have drop-chart; am not squeamish at all. Will gladly travel. Just show me the Warrant! The suffering we all endure under the present criminal order starts to end once the first criminal neck snaps under the convict’s own weight at the end of The Drop. No blood spilled; no Qlippothic, Creation-hating pseudo-god shall be honored. Yours Truly shall perform as promised, once (at LAST!) summoned for Duty. Because, you know, our National Constitution, you know?

        No idle online boast, this. This Old Turtle is well-known online and VERY easy to meet face-to-face. Trust an Old Crafter to Do It Right. And that is all. 0{:-|o[

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    • Y’all Know What Time It Is says:

      Charge Sessions with obstructing justice. He won’t do well in prison. Even in congress prison.

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    • redzone says:

      He’s the Umbrella coverage on top of the insurance policy!

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  17. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Who’s doing this questioning?
    2 minority chairmen who are Congressional “pry this seat from my cold dead ass” Democrats
    and…
    2 majority chairman who are Congressional “can’t wait to get my ass out of this seat” Republicans

    What could possibly go wrong here?

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  18. NC Nana says:

    Seems pretty telling that Rosenstein negotiated to have Gowdy interview him.

    It will just be more of the same old cover up. Gowdy and Rosenstein are well versed in that.

    Listening to Gowdy is just mind pollution.

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    • NC Nana says:

      Lou Dobbs has Matt Gaetz on talking about Gowdy interviewing Rosenstein. In addition to the concerns about Gowdy’s handling of the interviews he expressed concern that they will never get Rosenstein back in for a follow up interview because of Gowdy’s retirement.

      I don’t necessarily understand how Rosenstein can stop Congressional oversight because a person retires from the House, but I am confident that Rosenstein will avoid responsibility at all costs including using this excuse.

      Congressman Gaetz starts at 28 min.

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      • Rhi says:

        Matt Gaetz is a solid white hat, one of the best we’ve got. Oh for 534 more of him. The most candid interview calling out the corruption of the uniparty I’ve seen.

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    • JX says:

      > Rosenstein negotiated to have Gowdy interview him

      WHAT?!?!?! That can’t be. A witness does not choose who their questioner is.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Listening to Gowdy is just mind pollution.”

      I just finished reading the thread. You have my vote for best sentence I have read at CTH here today so far (I was not on the Presidential Thread because of time constraints).

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    • elmo says:

      Also negotiated limited scope of questions. That could mean he can’t answer any questions relating to ongoing investigations. Maybe just related to the one question of whether he recorded the President, end of interview. Almost as bad as taking the 5th.

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  19. D says:

    I have to say Rod Rosenstien is a very interesting character.

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    • I still don’t like him nor do I trust him. I hope PDJT is just using him to shut Mueller down.

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      • mimbler says:

        I’m sure PDJT has his reasons, but I don’t believe RR is shutting down mueller. In court yesterday mueller said he had no idea how much longer they would be questioning Manafort. That doesn’t sound at all like it is being shut down.
        Sounds like it is open ended as long as PDJT is in office.

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  20. wyntre says:

    Matt Gaetz reminded us all of the absurdity of the new Rosenstein Hearing.

    The only 2 Repubs who will question him, Gowdy and Goodlatte, are both retiring!

    Honestly, I don’t understand why POTUS has agreed to this. It’s a mockery to the American people.

    SMH

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  21. Citizen 817 says:

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    • Zorro says:

      Apparently from Mueller’s latest indictment posting crap on social media is conspiracy against the US so political dirt must be a legitimate basis for investigation. Welcome to totalitarian Demosocialism.

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  22. sweepyjeff says:

    This was a really interesting issue at one time, but it looks like it got first, assigned to OIG to look at, and then second, assigned to a committee, which was about the worst thing that could happen to a real live issue. I think its pretty safe to say that IF this issue ever becomes something exciting again, it WON’T BE BEFORE 2020.

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  23. Another Trey Gowdy? Just what we need. Still, only two low level arrests, taking the 5th, spousal protection. No arrests. Another helping of greasy, stinking nothing burgers. Meanwhile, Manafort is in a wheelchair and a broken man given the manner of incarceration he’s been subjected to.

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  24. mikeyboo says:

    Yup-Those of us who grew up on Westerns are left longing for frontier justice.

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  25. Summer says:

    There is ONE SIMPLE possible explanation. President Trump does not have the leverage you guys suddenly decided he has. The Swamp might have some leverage, though.
    One example — Don Jr.
    Mueller can drag Junior through hell regardless of his guilt or innocence. And it might take months, if not years. Who would stop him? Another example — Cohen composing. Not saying he is but it is a possibility, since we are all guessing here. These people would stop at nothing. Especially if they retake the House.

    At best, both sides have some leverage and just watchng who blinks first. We don’t know all the details.

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    • James says:

      Very good point about who has the leverage. The swamp / Rosenstein may indeed have the leverage (who knows what it is). Otherwise we know that Rosenstein is an enemy and needs to be fired and/or prosecuted. Just look how he is giving the middle finger to the committee.

      And sadly I think many people may be putting too much hope in redacting / FISA etc. Maybe Pres. Trump has looked at this and knows this is not going to have that impact – is not going to have the knock out punch we have been hoping for. Also we know the dems, haters, media couldn’t care less. In fact if there was a video of Hillary and Putin in the Kremlin drafting a copy of the Christopher Steele memo on a yellow legal pad they wouldn’t bat an eye.

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    • rbrtsmth says:

      The most likely scenario is the two sides fight to a draw on Trump impeachment and big jailing of coup members, but also allow the dirt to be revealed for a future cleansing of government. I believe this is the understanding.

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  26. Joshua says:

    I remember

    Those who have seen the document

    The slick haired man is one.
    The confused haired man is one.
    An aide.
    Or two

    They have not even cried wolf.
    Smiles rarely leave their face.

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  27. Non=combative. says:

    The fix is in. Deep state wins again. Dems take back the house only creating another crisis with long drawn out drama which will only serve to weaken the administration and protect the scoundrels in D.C.

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  28. Non=combative. says:

    What we are witnessing is the slow, methodical collapse of democracy.

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  29. Sherri Young says:

    I want to see Devlin Barrett hauled in for questioning. It probably will never happen because he is a journalist, but he may know what happened in the discussion about wearing a wire. Devlin Barrett wrote the article making the assertion that Rosenstein spoke those words. He also appeared in the Strzok/Page texts as one of the journalists chosen to leak their propaganda. The other participants in the wire meeting were swampers who apparently participated in McCabe’s FBI “F Flynn then F Trump” meeting. Devlin Barrett deserves some serious scrutiny.

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