Lee Smith Investigates: Rosenstein DOJ Threatens “Obstruction” Over Declassification Directive…

Terrific article written by Lee Smith at Real Clear Investigations today highlighting a competing leverage dynamic between President Trump and DAG Rod Rosenstein.  One of the reasons the outline is valuable – is specifically because Smith accepts the information ‘as it is‘, as it appears to be, and not as he would wish it to be.  [Read Here]

The result of Smith’s investigative research assembles a compilation of recent events, and discussions from sources within congress, and seems to parallel our own research and most likely conclusions therein.  In summary: there is an ongoing politically motivated ‘battle over leverage‘ between President Trump and Rod Rosenstein.

We have discussed this leverage issue extensively.  However, Smith brings forth a new aspect in the form of the recently filed position of the Rosenstein DOJ as it relates to the declassification of FISA documents.  This new information introduces the position of Rosenstein as likely political ‘push-back‘ against the president and declassification.

As Smith notes the recent DOJ filing infers any attempt to declassify material within the FISA application is tantamount to “obstruction” of the Mueller investigation:

In the 178-page court document, DOJ officials said they had “determined that disclosure of redacted information in the Carter Page FISA documents could reasonably be expected to interfere with the pending investigation into Russian election interference.”

In other words, Rosenstein’s DOJ position is any attempt to declassify the Page FISA documents is interference or obstruction of the Mueller investigation.

This likely Rosenstein/Mueller position is important because it strikes directly at the heart of the declassification conundrum previously outlined. {Go Deep}

Previously we discussed how White House lawyers were very tentative about following President Trump’s declassification request on the basis that two agencies of the executive branch (FBI and DOJ) could, with political motive and intent, advance the argument that President Trump was interfering with the investigation.

In August and September 2018 the issue was: what would happen if the DOJ and FBI refused to follow the directive from the President?

The answer is not legal, it is political.  {Go Deep}

After several weeks of internal debate, in late August/early September the White House seemed to reconcile the legal and political declassification minefield through a view the President’s position to declassify was: the executive branch fulfilling an oversight request from the legislative branch, ie. congress:

As we noted at the time (Sept. 17, 2018)  – The president (WH counsel) is referencing “committee requests”, this is critical because it removes the legal conflict (executive self-interest) within the release; and makes the request a function of legislative branch oversight.

[Additionally, and importantly, the request also called for all of the prior Page/Strzok text messages to be released without redactions.]

However, this decision to declassify also set the stage for a discussion between DAG Rod Rosenstein and President Trump.  Four days after the initial announcement; on September 21st, the President reversed course.

After a conversation between President Trump and DAG Rosenstein the president withdrew the declassification request, and announced that Rosenstein had “agreed to” address the underlying congressional concerns within the pending Inspector General report on FISA abuse:

The IG report on FISA abuse is now anticipated to encompass and have reviewed: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

At the time we could see how this move gained President Trump political leverage toward the eventual disclosure of the truth.  However, until the recent DOJ court filing, we did not know the likely position DAG Rod Rosenstein held in the September 21st conversation.

With the DOJ release, and the overlay of the sourcing from Lee Smith, we now have a better understanding of Rosenstein’s DOJ leverage.  A threat, veiled or overt – it matters not, against the President under the auspices that any declassification would be considered obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“disclosure of redacted information in the Carter Page FISA documents could reasonably be expected to interfere with the pending investigation into Russian election interference”

[…] “The obstruction trap was built into the special counsel,” a congressional investigator told RCI, speaking, like the two other sources in this article, only on condition of anonymity.  “If Trump fires Mueller, or Rosenstein, or declassifies documents [embarrassing to the FBI] it’s likely to bring an obstruction charge.”

And that would mean double jeopardy for Trump. “Obstruction is the instrument the Democrats are likely to use to impeach Trump if they win the House,” said the congressional source.

The upshot is that the president will likely hold off on declassification,  at least until after the midterms in November, and  congressional investigators are likely to be stymied, at least for now, in their quest to expose what they call Obama-era surveillance abuses. (read more)

For all intents and purposes Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller are joined in fate over the Russia probe.  DAG Rosenstein hired former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in part due to the recommendation of FBI Legal Counsel Jim Baker and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  The Mueller probe was a shield and a sword.

Robert Mueller was carefully selected by James Baker and Andrew McCabe, and hired by Rod Rosenstein therein, specifically to cover for the DOJ and FBI activity that preceded the firing of James Comey.  From the corrupt small group perspective Mueller’s role had two essential aspects:

♦(1) Create an investigation – Just by creating the investigation it is then used as a shield by any corrupt FBI/DOJ official who would find himself/herself under downstream congressional investigation.  Former officials being deposed/questioned by IG Horowitz or Congress could then say they are unable to answer those questions due to the ongoing special counsel investigation.  In this way Mueller provides cover.

♦(2)  Use the investigation to keep any and all inquiry focused away from the corrupt DOJ and FBI activity that took place in 2016, 2016, 2017.  Keep the media narrative looking somewhere, anywhere, other than directly at the epicenter of the issues.

In both of these objectives the Mueller special counsel has been stunningly effective.  From the White House position, the special counsel has been frustratingly effective in their protection of a false narrative around ‘muh Russia’.

DAG Rod Rosenstein has also been protecting Mueller, and defending the integrity of his hiring decision, using using the same false Russian narrative when needed {Go Deep}.

Now we can get a better idea of how Rosenstein leveraged the threat of ‘obstruction’ by Mueller to keep the declassification material hidden.  This is new and important.

So long as the Mueller probe exists, the prior corrupt FBI and DOJ conduct remains hidden.  One of the more important intentions of the probe is to do exactly that.  This Mueller outcome also protects DAG Rosenstein from sunlight upon his involvement in creating the probe under false pretense.

This also explains why the extent of Andrew McCabe’s legal issues have been stretched-out and obfuscated.  The DOJ decision-maker on McCabe is not Jeff Sessions; he is recused.  The decision-maker is DAG Rosenstein.  So long as McCabe is protected, Rosenstein is also safe from scrutiny. It’s a vicious circle.

Everything is the political games of DC.  Rosenstein leverages Trump (passively) with Mueller’s threat of obstruction.  Additionally, by gaining the delay, Rosenstein protects his own interests (actively) with the outcome of McCabe.

However, President Trump ultimately controls the validity of the IG report, If it doesn’t contain clear evidence of the abuse that fingers McCabe and the usurpers the declassification documents will.  DAG Rosenstein is likely hopeful he can navigate long enough to see the IG report identify McCabe as the central suspect in the operation.  Then Rosenstein will have a fall-guy for his duplicity in the scheme; he will say he too was conned by Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and possibly James Baker.

To pull this off, Rosenstein needs to keep Mueller around as a shield until the IG report comes out. Hence, Rosenstein tells Trump to wait on the declassification until Horowitz finishes his report; and leverages Mueller’s threat toward that end.

Trump knows, absent an obstruction angle, he is no longer under Mueller’s sword of Damocles.  The president’s decision to delay the declassification is akin to moving the chair from under it.  Additionally, President Trump can also validate the IG FISA report findings with a release of the classified information upon completion.

In the familiar world of the Potomac Two-Step the outcome makes sense.  Robert Mueller files a final report to Rod Rosenstein justifying the existence of the Special Counsel probe (the severity of the anti-Trump report depends on the outcome of the midterm).

Around the same time Rosenstein uses the IG report to file criminal corruption charges against Andrew McCabe.  The pound of flesh is delivered and everyone else is extracted pending what McCabe does next.

For Team Clinton, Andrew McCabe is the fall-guy; who he might also possibly take down in is a matter of prior relationship building and DC horsetrading. To understand the difference between Team Clinton and Team Obama – SEE HERE

Nothing likely touches Team Obama (Lynch, Comey, Rice, etc.)

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656 Responses to Lee Smith Investigates: Rosenstein DOJ Threatens “Obstruction” Over Declassification Directive…

  1. snellvillebob says:

    If we lose the House or the Senate in the midterms, President Trump will hold the blame for not releasing these documents. Kinda like Soros running a know Socialist named Saunders helped Trump beat Hillary. One will note that Hillary never blamed Soros for her loss.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. SalixVeridi says:

    “Nothing likely touches Team Obama (Lynch, Comey, Rice, etc.)”

    No one is surprised by this. But everyone is Deeply Disappointed. No Justice for the Wealthy and Powerful.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Fake News says:

      Nothing will touch team Clinton either. It never happens. The Clintons have skated for over 30 years. They are far too clever….. McCabe is safe and protected. He is not gonna be a patsy. Mueller won’t let it happen.

      Liked by 1 person

      • SalixVeridi says:

        The only thing left is to shun these people. They have committed crimes and they are all unindicted felons. They are anti-Americans and anti-patriots. They are in with the globalists in their power urge to create a one world government, and destroy the middle class of the countries, leaving a permanent sub-class of people who will be dependent on them.

        While O.J. ‘got away’ from his crimes, he will be shunned by decent society for the remaining part of his life. Then face his Maker.

        So too will these awful people. I am still amazed that Comey was a Catholic, because at some level he knows he has committed grievous sins and will also have to face his Maker.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Zorro says:

          Don’t be amazed there are a lot of socialist leanings in the church. I bet their charities can’t wait to get some more government funds for the invaders heading north to the US border.

          Liked by 2 people

      • i think the hope is two fold, well three…

        1. don’t lose majority. gain seats where possible.
        2. the Clintons, everyone really, have gotten lazy and arrogant from all the years of getting away with things – blatantly, i might add.
        3. after increasing our seats, Trump gets rid of Sessions and puts in a bulldog, like Mulvaney, to run DOJ and clean house.

        if we lose majority, it’s just more of this bs for the next two years. forever, probably. this is the time to put them down for long enough to right the numerous wrongs we’ve had shoved in our faces by previous administrations.

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    • mj_inOC says:

      Sit tight, ‘deeply disappointed,’ the best is yet to come as we ALL share this with our friends’ list.

      Mine was 40+ how about you!?


      And pray without ceasing…


  3. saywhat64 says:

    Obstruction of justice or Obstruction of corruption. Which is it?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Rick Caird says:

      I am going with “Obstruction of Justice” by Mueller and Rosenstein as well as conspiracy to obstruct justice.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Roger Holberg says:

        Absolutely right. I fail to see how disclosure could possibly have an adverse effect on the “Russian interference” investigation. Hope the presiding judge asks the DOJ attorney to explain the “how.” I certainly don’t see it. Blocking the disclosure only protects DOJ/FBI and their perversion of FISA which is not a valid reason to block disclosure.


    • girlyman514 says:

      Really. That about says it all. Aside from Trump’s bogus border security and immigration follies, this Mueller investigation and government corruption is the scam of the century. This is beginning to sound like deja’ vu from last year when we waited pins and needles on Horowitcz’s report which we thought was 3 months, then six, then seven.
      What kind of joke is this? Trump doesn’t have qualified attorneys to see this for what it is? At what point does he make a move? This investigation goes on to infinity?
      Personally, I don’t trust Trump’s honesty in dealing with this anymore than I trust him dealing with the border security. If it hadn’t been for this obvious massive influx of illegals from South America, we’d still be detaining nearly 2,000 a day and Trump wouldn’t be doing anything about it. This event just forced his hand.


  4. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Obstruction of justice is when Hillary, Obama, Soros, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe et al have not been prosecuted, Mr. Rosenstein.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. mightyconservative says:

    “…Smith notes the recent DOJ filing infers any attempt….”
    It is not INFER, it is IMPLY, SD. The writer implies, the reader infers, much like a pitcher to a catcher; one “throws” the information, one “catches” the information. To understand the meaning of either word is critical to the author and and the reader.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Lay off the drugs – – – they aren’t helping you cope with reality.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D says:

    Sessions is a scumbag who needs to be sent into retirement. He sure did a good job fooling Trump into thinking he was the man for the job. Time to send that keeper elf prick back to Alabama where he will never be able to win another election. What disgrace. I hope history judges him as Benedict Arnorld the 2nd.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. D says:

    These traitors need to hung from their balls

    Liked by 4 people

  9. AccountabilityPlease says:

    Why should President Trump fear impeachment? There is a chance the GOP loses the House and the controlling Dimms may very well vote for impeachment. However, there is very little chance that the GOP loses the Senate, and even if they do, the Dimms will never have a two-thirds majority to convict. After the mid-terms, the chess board will be set for the next two years. The President should quickly convene a meeting with Congressional Republicans and discuss his intention to declassify the documents. If there is adequate support for transparency, he should give Mueller 30 days to wrap up his “investigation” and present his findings. Once that farce is in the rear view mirror, President Trump can fire Sessions and Rosenstein, appoint a new AG and have him/her appoint a Special Counsel to prosecute the scheme team.

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    • Walt says:

      “… there is very little chance that the GOP loses the Senate, and even if they do, the Dimms will never have a two-thirds majority to convict.”

      You’re assuming that few to no Senate Republicans would support 100% of the Democrats in a vote to convict and remove President Trump. I’m not nearly so optimistic. I think McConnell will count his votes very quietly and carefully. The floor vote will then be either roughly 50 to 50 — within a couple of votes of strictly along party lines — or 67:33, just enough to remove the president with the ~17 mostly made up of those retiring or unlikely to win reelection.

      The point that is often missed is that most Congressional Republicans don’t like Trump any more than the Democrats do. That Pence is a stronger and steadier conservative won’t bother them: He’s an establishment guy, knows how and will play the game with them.

      Most of Congress hates Trump because they hate us. That transcends rational political thought and it will color at least the next several years of this chapter of our country’s history.

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      • Julian says:

        But but but. Trump gamed this out already.

        Trump dispatched RINO Senate Republicans like Orrin Hatch & Jeff Flake into retirement to be replaced by solid gold MAGA Patriot Republicans like Martha McSally in Arizona, Nut Romney in Utah and perhaps Leah Vukmir i Wisconsin!!

        Trump is way ahead of you on this.

        Trust Trump!!


  10. scott467 says:

    “One of the reasons the outline is valuable – is specifically because Smith accepts the information ‘as it is‘, as it appears to be, and not as he would wish it to be.”


    And the ongoing problem with that is we are in an information WAR, and both sides are presenting information with the purpose and intention to deceive.

    That doesn’t mean the rest of us are operating based on ‘wishful thinking’ — far from it.

    What it means is that we recognize that this is not a ‘normal’ situation, that there is an active disinformation campaign going on, and therefore taking things at face value is just about guaranteed to lead you down whatever path the decepticons are trying to force us down.

    But I don’t expect those who think the rest of us are just engaged in ‘wishful thinking’ to understand that 😉

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  11. Donzo says:

    Moving on…exactly how does a president obstruct by providing maximum transparency through declassification? That has not been explained by RR. The light shed upon the FISA applications has nothing to do with actions taken by Trump and team.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Bill Henslee says:

    This would be the perfect time for John Huber to show he is still alive and investigating something. He has subpoena powers and the ability to take these folks to a grand jury for indictment. If he is monitoring the DOJ Inspector General Horowitz’s investigation of these documents, it is likely he has the information necessary to bring them forth as part of an indictment>
    We ought to start a internet game called,”Where’s Huber”

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Pedro says:

    Pist off patriot. Millions preparing to vote DEMoRATs on November 6 or before don’t know the scumbag party they wish to gain power. For the love God how can these ppl get away with silencing a duly elected president for 2 years.
    Dear God help us all


  14. Donzo says:

    The federal mafia can’t kill the witness which is the confidential redacted documents. Instead the criminal conspirators slash prosecutors must resort to extorsion. They won’t prosecute if Trump witholds evidence. These scoundrels have lost control of the situation. It was never planned to go bad like this and all they can do now is put off the day of reckoning hoping that an election will save them. Didn’t they make that mistake once before? Options are narrowing. Mueller’s mighty sword is looking a lot like Davin McGuiness’ plastic sword (reference to Proud Boys’ publicized conflict with Antifa this last week.) It is VSGPDJT who will weild the sword after Nov. 6 and Rod’s pencil neck is looking thinner every day.

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  16. scott467 says:

    “This likely Rosenstein/Mueller position is important because it strikes directly at the heart of the declassification conundrum previously outlined. ”


    Which is EXACTLY why this whole game over ‘leverage’ was BS from the outset. It was stupid. All it accomplished was giving time to the Treason Cabal to come up with a plan to prevent DJT from declassifying.

    If you DECLASSIFY, you expose Rosentraitor AND Mueller and EVERYBODY associated with this ongoing attempted coup.

    There is NO better ‘leverage’ than that.

    When Rosey is exposed, he gets charged with Treason and (fill in the blank, these people have broken so many laws the national debt clock couldn’t keep pace).

    When Mueller is exposed, his ‘investigation’ ENDS and Mueller goes to Gitmo WITH Rosey.

    And that’s going to happen when DJT declassifies, sooner or later.

    So the question is, why didn’t DJT do it sooner?

    Yes, I know, DJT created ‘leverage’ to block the Mueller investigation from doing harm to DJT, and that was DJT’s primary goal, as opposed to the electorate’s goal of exposing and ending the ongoing coup attempt, yada, yada, yada.

    But declassifying the documents kills BOTH BIRDS with one stone.

    It satisfied the electorate, AND it removes the thorn of the Mueller investigation from DJT.

    And nobody ever talks about that.

    Declassifying WIPES the BOARD.

    Holding off to gain ‘leverage’ to stop Mueller from doing damage is a half-measure, when you could take the FULL measure and be done with the whole thing.

    And that’s what DJT should do. Tell Rosentraitor to stick it, go ahead and declassify, and let Rosey and Mueller try to run from federal Marshals while trying to file ‘obstruction’ charges against a sitting president for exercising his Constitutional rights.

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    • Walt says:

      You’re forgetting that impeachment is a POLITICAL process, not a legal one. If 75% of the public doesn’t understand that the entire Mueller investigation was a criminal conspiracy and Congress finds ‘obstruction’ a convenient way to dispose of a president that neither party likes, he is GONE.

      Maybe that couldn’t happen. But I wouldn’t bet much on it and it looks like President Trump is thinking the same direction. The midterm elections are going to much clarify things …

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      • scott467 says:

        “You’re forgetting that impeachment is a POLITICAL process, not a legal one. If 75% of the public doesn’t understand that the entire Mueller investigation was a criminal conspiracy and Congress finds ‘obstruction’ a convenient way to dispose of a president that neither party likes, he is GONE. ”


        I give up, Walt.

        Either the evidence PROVES DJT’s innocence and Mueller/Rosey’s guilt, or it doesn’t.

        What the public ‘thinks’ couldn’t be less relevant.

        100% of the demonic, Satanic devilrats will vote to impeach, and that’s not enough votes.

        So impeachment isn’t on the table.

        But SEDITION, TREASON, and a THOUSAND OTHER REAL CRIMES committed by the Treason Cabal *IS* a LEGAL matter.

        So arrest Mueller, Rosey, et al. based on the EVIDENCE in the classified documents AFTER the classified documents are DECLASSIFIED.

        ARREST THEM!


        They can’t IMPEACH Trump without the necessary votes, and even if they HAD the necessary votes, they can’t IMPEACH the president when he didn’t DO anything WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • AH_C, Boofer says:

      If you’re referring to the rule of law, you’d be correct.

      But we don’t have a judicious federal court, do we?

      What do you think would happen if any of those guys were brought up in front of district judges who relish one-upping each other to see who can stop Trump? The deep state would skate all the way to the bank, laughing at us.


  17. scott467 says:

    “So long as the Mueller probe exists, the prior corrupt FBI and DOJ conduct remains hidden. One of the more important intentions of the probe is to do exactly that. This Mueller outcome also protects DAG Rosenstein from sunlight upon his involvement in creating the probe under false pretense.”


    WHO is going to file ‘obstruction’ charges against the President if DJT declassifies?

    The declassificied documents will expose, implicate, incriminate and PROVE that Rosey and Mueller and the REST of the treason cabal are GUILTY.

    TOP people in the DOJ and FIB are GUILTY of an attempted COUP against the President of the United States.

    HOW can ANY of those traitors exposed by the declassified documents file OBSTRUCTION charges against the president, when they are:

    A) conflicted


    B) running from U.S. Marshals

    Answer: they CAN’T.

    They’ll be wearing ANKLE and WAIST chains, they won’t be filing charges against the president of the United States.

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    • D says:

      You’re exactly right. It’s very weird why Trump won’t clear the board with declassification. If declassifying is going to show that everything was corrupted then you can’t have criminals trying to indict Trump for “obstruction”. The only thing I can think of is that everything that is supposed to be declassified isn’t really that damning. Yeah it might be embarrassing but it not the smoking gun showing the coup plot.

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  18. Monticello says:

    Trump needs to fire them all after the election and start all over.

    We MUST have justice or every thing else falls apart.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. PS82 says:

    All this is predicated on the presumption that impeachment based on an obstruction charge would ultimately be a bad thing. It might turn out to be the thing that finally wakes this country up. And if it doesn’t wake us up, well then we will deserve what we get.

    Go ahead and declassify, Trump, even if it ultimately means impeachment. If you don’t, and if you allow the corruption underlying the Russiagate scandal to stand, then all your other victories will be hollow and eventually nullified. The most lasting legacy you can give to this country is to bring to real justice the traitors who brought it to the brink of destruction, even if it means sacrificing the rest of your administration.

    But I don’t think that’s how it would shake out. Upon declassification it will become immediately obvious that justice was not the pursuit of the Mueller probe. And that which was not being pursued can not therefore be obstructed.

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    • Walt says:

      “… well then we will deserve what we get.”

      I think you’re right that WE will. This happened on our watch and we own it. I’m not so sure about our grandkids and their kids.


  20. Bogeyfree says:

    How can their be obstruction when the premise that started the investigation is one big fraud?

    They made it all up so how can somebody obstruct something that was never real?

    PT must expose and take it directly to the people. They know right from wrong just like they saw the Kavanaugh BS.

    It is time PT kicks their ass. Those who break the law MUST be exposed and prosecuted.

    IMO if PT allows this to get buried he will not be re-elected in 2020. The people want justice and their Lion to take action.

    Liked by 1 person

    • zooamerica says:

      I swear to God that I did not read your post before what I posted below!

      We’re all thinking the same thing….

      How can one be guilty of obstructing fiction?

      Obstruction of the Wizard of Oz?

      All President Trump did was open the curtains.

      The Power of Positive Thinking is guilty of obstructing the left’s globalist agenda.


    • D says:

      Agreed. Trump will lose a lot of support if this gets swept under the rug. The genie is out of the bottle. There has to be justice or Trump ends up looking like he’s giving for the swamp.


  21. zooamerica says:

    “Obstruction,” of the Mueller investigation?

    Is it possible to obstruct a turd? The “investigation,” is built upon a foundation of lies, politics, and a mountain of bull shit.

    The Mueller investigation is not a real investigation. It is without merit…totally bogus, and ILLEGAL. Right from the start, Mueller broke every basic rule. The “investigation,” is not based on LAW, it is based on political theater.

    So how can President Trump be charged with “Obstruction,” of a fake, false, farce?

    Mueller could be investigating President Trump for his possible relationship with the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Unicorns and Leprechauns.

    If President Trump says Mueller is full of it, and fires him for being full of fantasy political BS – that is not “Obstruction,” it’s COMMON SENSE!

    It is not humanly possible to charge anybody for “obstruction,” of a gigantic pile of political crap.


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  22. D says:

    Trump getting slapped around by Rosie is a huge turn off


  23. anniefannie says:

    Seriously? You cannot see the depth of the swamp and it’s monsters. Anyone who thought Rosenstein might be a white hat can now flip it to black. This explains completely why Huber is in LaLaLand. Another black hat. Jeff Sessions should be tarred and feathered!

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  24. mark says:

    Nope, it’s just not the time right now for declassifying docs. My President is on the campaign trail 4 to 5 days a week and working 18 to 20 hours a day for more people to get behind the big UGLY.
    When he asked everyone to leave the room and asked Comey for loyalty just days later he knew the SWAMP was after him and bigger than he imagined. He brought in people to serve and as time went by they served their purpose and moved on. He brought in people to stop the leaks, now no leaks. He said he hasn’t read the declassified documents!! Why? Because he doesn’t have to. He’s been BRIEFED. He knows it’s really a WITCH HUNT and can beat any claim otherwise. Got the Supreme Court in the right direction and a whole lot of Appellate judges in place with more confirmations on the way.
    Look at US all FIRED UP here at CTH and other blogs. People are waking up all around the Nation.
    His main concern right now is the midterms. If you can’t see that you’re blind. The declasifcation will come and we’ll get some new names. TRAITOR COMEY, McABABE the IDIOT, GONNA DIE IN GITMO BRENNAN ect.. Hey just MHO

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  25. dagnyshrug says:

    Dan Bongino pointed out that POTUS doesn’t need to declassify right now because his approval numbers are high. I believe he also said he thinks if R’s lose the House, POTUS will declassify. I agree because at that point he’ll have more to gain than to lose by it. For dems who are out to get him, any excuse will do. All of them will be illegitimate and bad faith.

    I don’t see declassification at this point as serving any purpose. Most dems are so emotionally charged and full of venom they wouldn’t be interested. Most pedestrian dems aren’t capable of understanding it anyway. The facts would sway few, if any, dem voters to our side. Given all the other noise out there right now this would go mostly unnoticed, even if the press reported it, which is doubtful.

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    • Walt says:

      Fully agree, Dangy. No big upside, significant risks. Other side of the election there’s an excellent chance that things reverse. The wise course is to wait.

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    • Lt. obvious says:

      i think Bongino and others greatly underestimate the dangers of having a corrupt department of justice.
      His poll numbers should have nothing to do with it. His job is to expose this bs and if he keeps playing along with their lies he’s never going to get a second term. That’s a fact.


      • dagnyshrug says:

        I disagree about Bongino underestimating the dangers of that corruption. Timing is everything. Why do it at a time when the majority of Americans won’t know anything about it? It won’t have any impact right now. Plus it gives Trump leverage. I think he will do it when he doesn’t need the leverage, or when the leverage does him no good, but he will do it eventually.

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        • Roger Holberg says:

          I don’t think disclosure should depend on poll numbers or who does/doesn’t benefit. It’s, instead, an issue of the right and ability of the American people to see what’s being done in their name and with their money. We are entitled to have an uncorrupted DOJ and FBI not engaged in political vendettas. Doesn’t The Washington Post tell us daily that “Democracy Dies in Darkness?” Well, let’s have some sunlight.


          • dagnyshrug says:

            Mueller is going to accuse POTUS of obstructing the “Russia” investigation when it comes out. There will be wall to wall news coverage of that, not of what’s in the documents, and most Americans are too lazy or distracted to be curious. If they were engaged at all, the House race wouldn’t even be close. It will get little enough attention from the MSM under any circumstances, but almost none when competing with all of the other noise out there right now.


  26. Donzo says:

    Trump knows the fate of the nation rides in large part on exposing the cabal. Not making any mistakes is more important than swift justice. At every juncture the opportunity existed to declassify and Trump showed restraint. And with each passing day the predicament for the blak hats has grown steadily worse while Trump’s position has grown steadily better. He knows what he’s doing. The election is a catalyst. Now is the campaign season. Washington won by not losing, not making big mistakes after the first couple. Trump is over the target. You can hear the rats are trapped inside the walls. Their desperation is palpable with every new dirty trick. Their game, short of winning the election, is reduced to delaying the inevitable and jockeying for position as losers.

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  27. Lt. obvious says:

    I’d rather Trump expose this farce and face a farce impeachment than play along and let’s these pigs save face.
    We have your back, Donald. Don’t puss out now. Expose them BEFORE the midterms and maybe we’ll keep the house.


    • dagnyshrug says:

      If a tree falls in a forest…


    • AH_C, Boofer says:

      Bloody mess if that happens. Part of leadership is ensuring those under you survive with minimal collateral damage.

      The Brits lost time and time again because they treated the troops like cannon fodder, all the more egregious when skirmishing over a piece of ground of little significance.

      As SD stated often enough, there are trillions at stake, the deep state is not above “nuking us from orbit” in order to maintain control.


  28. Treehugger says:

    I know this is off topic but every time I see Bromwich I think of lieing Christine Blasey For

    So sundance what happens when years end happens – I will have to look up when gowdy and goodlattes term is up

    This was such a good read – well written gotta read it again. Rosenstein has to man up


  29. Pyrthroes says:

    We’ll trust Trump’s instincts on declassification, plus his mahjong game vs. Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller, with their coteries of subversives from BHO and Clintons’ Deep State DIA, DOJ, FBI satrapies. If Trump can handle Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and other parasitic lampreys of that ilk he’ll surely take down Brennan, Clapper, Comey plus Congress’s crew of superannuated, skritchin’ melanites.

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    • anthonydog says:

      The Uranium One Deal Is a Clear and Present Danger to America


      The Uranium One Deal Is a Clear and Present Danger to America
      Giving Putin 20 percent of key national security resource was part of much bigger plan to hide Russian cruise missiles here in plain sight

      Consider this nightmare scenario:
      The Russian Uranium One deal is connected to the Clinton Foundation, former President Barack Obama, Russian intelligence, and Russia’s nuclear military industrial complex.

      So is the secret “Project Pelican” Gulftainer deal with Florida’s Port Canaveral connected to the Clinton Foundation, former President Barack Obama, Russian intelligence, and Russia’s nuclear military industrial complex.
      But this is not a bad dream, it’s reality and it begins where the Uranium One deal and the Port Canaveral Gulftainer deal intersect — at the Iraqi Jafar family.
      The Jafars were deeply involved in Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s secret nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment programs. That involvement included decades of contact with Russian intelligence.

      The Jafars and their company Gulftainer are quickly closing in on a second U.S. port. Gulftainer and the Jafars are in the final stages of taking over operational control of Delaware’s Port of Wilmington, near Philadelphia. Diamond State Port Corporation will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Wilmington’s Chase Center on the Riverfront to vote on the deal.
      Gulfainer hid its secretly negotiated Port Canaveral deal from the American people until the day deal was simultaneously announced and signed. Similarly, Gulftainer hid its pending deal with the Port of Wilmington until Thursday, March 22, 2018, when members of the U.S. Senate and Congress was leaving Washington D.C. for a two-week recess. Gulftainer has been lobbying Delaware’s state assembly.
      Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock, the Democrat politician in control of the Port of Wilmington through his simultaneous position as chairman of the board of the semi-public Diamond State Port Corporation, told the News Journal that “the goal is to have a contract the (Delaware) General Assembly can debate when the body returns from Easter break.”

      Diamond State Port Corporation’s board is scheduled to vote on the Gulftainer deal April 6th.
      The scandalous Uranium One deal transferred control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves — a strategic element essential to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and national defense — to Russian interests linked to Vladimir Putin.
      Related: House Intelligence Committee to Investigate Obama-backed Uranium Deal
      Under Project Pelican at Port Canaveral, Obama awarded a 35-year cargo container terminal lease to Gulftainer and the Jafar family, despite the national debacle over the 2006 Dubai Ports Worlds deal.
      Naval Station Port Canaveral, a nuclear submarine base used by Trident missile-armed “boomers,” is located a few hundred yards from Gulftainer’s terminal. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Canaveral Air Force Station, a U.S. military gateway to space utilized by SpaceX, are very near Gulftainer’s terminal.
      Boeing E4B “Doomsday’ planes are also occasionally seen at Patrick Air Force Base.


  30. MaineCoon says:

    “Rosenstein leverages Trump (passively) with Mueller’s threat of obstruction.,…..a/k/a blackmailing the president.


  31. Another Scott says:

    It would be so satisfying to see President Trump call Rosenstein and Sessions into the Oval Office and tell them “You’re Fired!”


  32. anthonydog says:

    Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System – The American Report



  33. Doppler says:

    So the Presiddennt’s vaunted 4D chess strategy instead becomes trench warfare fought in the DS swamp, where the pumps needed for drainage are used by the DS instead.


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