REPORT: Rosenstein Departure from DOJ Delayed….

A report from earlier today notes the anticipated departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, initially scheduled for mid-March, has been delayed… There’s a brutally obvious reason.

WASHINGTON DC – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News – despite initial plans to step down by now.

Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice.

He remains at the DOJ as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe enters what is widely believed to be its final phases.

DOJ sources confirmed to Fox News that Rosenstein is still the primary liaison between department headquarters and Mueller’s office, even though the recently confirmed Barr has ultimate oversight over the Russia investigation. (read more)

Taking in all of the recent developments, the simple explanation here is that new Attorney General William Barr is not letting Rosenstein exit the DOJ until the DAG cleans up the mess he created by initiating the Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

Any incoming executive would not want to be left holding the bag of consequence for a legal and political fiasco created by a subordinate executive who now attempts to head for the exits.  One can reasonably project that AG Barr would tell DAG Rosenstein he ain’t leaving until the mass of crap he created has been resolved, reconciled and reduced to a manageable level.

Ask any effective senior executive and they’ll affirm:

…”Sorry skippy, once you start the bus, you ain’t getting off til the rides over”…

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397 Responses to REPORT: Rosenstein Departure from DOJ Delayed….

  1. The jury is still out on why Barr is keeping or allowing Rosenstein to stay. Many valid points both pro and con have been made under this posting. Personally, I don’t trust Rosenstein. That smirk on his face begs to be wiped off with the back of my hand. His condescending attitude rubs me the wrong way. And, his eyes are set too close together. Something ain’t right. But, I’ll give AG Barr leeway and I trust the President. MAGA

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    • huecowacko says:

      I don’t see what’s to keep Barr from cleaning up the mess created by Rosenstein in a very public manner.

      Liked by 21 people

      • Deb says:

        Making Rosenstein clean it up sends a message.

        Liked by 6 people

        • sherrihuntley0870 says:

          rosenstein will clean up NOTHING. He is part of the problem. Still don’t trust barr either. He has shown nothing but one approval of Trump (which surprised me) but doesn’t prove he is going to be good for the doj.

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        • beach lover says:

          agree. Why let him off the hook now? If there were some serious crap going on in the DOJ with the dossier, then make RR accountable for his part in it.

          I’m sure Rosenstein would love to get out of there and say he wasn’t aware of what was happening. Make him say it.. under oath while he is still there.

          Liked by 4 people

        • huecowacko says:

          And you think Barr’s cleaning it up in a “public manner” wouldn’t send a message?


      • amjean says:

        I agree.


      • Julian says:

        He didn’t want to do that Barr. Barr wants it finished – and forgotten.


        • Yes, he is just an old political whore (I hate to have to say it). I remember the time he is from; it was the generation of CIA that the current “intelligence” bozos learned their degenerate criminality from. Look at that face, and slovenly body, in every picture. He is a boozy old sow, soaking up the rays of his new position as keeper of the bar. The character revealed in his face is worse than that revealed in Rosenstein’s. He thinks everybody but him is naive and easily led down the path, and he knows the fix is in.

          Only it isn’t, and we know, MISTER Barr. You don’t have the eye of the tiger, you only have the tail. Hang on, you old fake.

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      • arib says:

        to, “clean it up”, may require the one doing the cleaning to become covered with dirt, herself. Hence, Barr makes him a dal he an’t refuse: clean it, take the dirt, or YOU get investigated, A-HOLE!!!


    • Cpdesert says:

      I would make Rosenstein sit in a small room with a 50 lb block of Limburger cheese and tell the little weasel ratman to help himself.

      Liked by 1 person

    • HB says:

      How ’bout the back of a sledge hammer?


    • amjean says:

      “cleaning up the mess you made” doesn’t cut it with me; Rosenstein is not going
      to do anything of the sort. There must be a legal reason or perhaps Rosenstein
      is cutting a deal for less jail time (I know, I will also believe it when I see it as far as
      anyone going to jail).

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    • Ray Runge says:

      So right, H and HC. Show me some frog marching perps and then I may contemplate popcorn.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lowyder993s says:

      And his wife…


    • Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

      Were there real justice, Rosenstein would be hauled before a truth seeking objective judge and be held to the SAME standards his ilk held those they suspected of breaking law. Their attempted coup should earn them some serious jail time. His pension should be removed for unethical behavior and lying to his superiors. He is a disgrace to the term “justice”.

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    • RJ Campbell says:

      I totally agree with this article.. ALL the termites have jumped ship knowing damn well they can possibly avoid indictments.. Rosenstein is the POS who started the witch-hunt.. AG Barr can make mincemeat out of Rosenstein if he is still on the payroll once the Mueller bomb is dropped..


      • Jan says:

        Actually, Rosenstein was a U.S. Attorney in the Maryland office when he was nominated by Sessions to be DAG in February 2017. He was confirmed by the Senate in April 2017. Then wrote the memo recommending Comey’s firing. Comey was fired May 9, 2017. Rosenstein appointed Mueller 19, 2017.

        So technically, Rosenstein wasn’t there there when the Trump-Russia collusion started in July or earlier in 2016, nor was he technically there for the insurance policy development discussed by Strzok & Page test messages and right after the election when Adm. Rogers let President-elect Trump know the Trump Tower was under surveillance.

        Rosenstein comes to DC after Buzzfeed released the Dossier on January 10, 2017 and WAY AFTER the first Page FISA warrant issued on 10/21/2016. Now he is there when McCabe launched the new spygate and new obstruction of justice investigations on May 10, 2017.

        As has been discussed way up above, there is also the possibility that Rosenstein’s resignation is being delayed to reply to Sen. Lindsay’s letter requesting all info related to the DOJ/FBI’s discussions going on during the Amendment 25 discussions and coup attempt and/or wants Rosenstein to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee, plus the ongoing IG investigation of FISA abuse, including Rosenstein’s signature on the third renewal of the Page FISA warrant.

        Hoping Barr is the Cheshire cat.

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        • Ned Zeppelin says:

          RR and Mueller (the latter as then FBI Director) became part of Big Ugly Inc. back in the Uranium One deal. The fact that RR showed up at his job was no accident, same with Mueller being “appointed” as SC. Puh-lease.

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        • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

          Rat Rosenberg signed the 4th FISA.
          NO WAY a white hat does that,

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  2. joebkonobi says:

    If Barr is letting Rosie remain the liaison with Mueller, I hope that does not mean Rosie will have control over what gets released to the public in Mueller’s report. I already fear the Dems, the Mueller gang and the Deep State mongrels have a roll out plan for Mueller’s report designed for maximum damage to Bad Orange Man.

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    • ILOT says:

      Barr did not recuse himself and it appears one reason is he wanted control of the report. There are other factors not mentioned and while I agree it is likely an executive scenario not to release him, I see other issues. Foremost is the discussion surrounding the wire tapping and pursuing the 25th Amendment; if I’m Barr I require some diligence. Then the broader issue of a number of folks under criminal investigation with others facing referral, all on his watch. So while it’s a mess, these things typically float uphill….

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  3. clipe says:

    Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.

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  4. duchess01 says:


    …”Sorry skippy, once you start the bus, you ain’t getting off til the rides over”…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Duchy was that Cheshire Cat that SD put next to Barr, in the same fashion as SD aligns Maria Bartiromo with Suspicious Cat?

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    • farrier105 says:

      Skippy was just trying to save himself from McCabe. Here is the order in which it all happened.

      1. Trump wants a letter from Rosenstein outlining the reasons why Comey should be fired as FBI Director.
      2. Rosenstein writes the letter.
      3. Trump fires Comey when Comey is out of town.
      4. McCabe panics and opens his own counterintelligence investigation and obstruction of justice investigation of Trump. Since Rosenstein wrote the letter, he is a logical suspect as an accessory to any Trump obstruction and a witness to the crime of obstruction. Rosenstein has more reasons to recuse himself than Sessions.
      5. McCabe jacks up Rosenstein about the Comey firing. This is the gensis of the “wear a wire” remarks about the 25th Amendment. Rosenstein must know McCabe will make him a subject of the investigation of Trump. What to do?
      6. Rosenstein, thinking outside the box, cuts McCabe out of the investigation by appointing Mueller. Rosenstein has seized control of an investigation that could have destroyed him.
      7. The IG investigation implicates McCabe for false statements. McCabe is fired. Presently under an investigation that should have ended by now with something.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Wow, farrier! Thanks for sharing!


      • As long as Rosenstein remains (conflicted) Mueller cannot charge the President with obstruction?


        • farrier105 says:

          I couldn’t swear that Mueller couldn’t bring a charge in that situation. It wouldn’t be something like “the fruit of the poisonous tree.” If there was evidence of obstruction, which there is not as investigations have continued without any impediments, Mueller could act on it. How that would affect Rosenstein is a separate question. Probably not at all, except, ideally, he should recuse himself from supervising any trial as he would surely be called as a witness in the firing of Comey. Roddy justified it in writing.


  5. Muthaucker says:

    Barr can’t keep Rosenstein at DoJ against his will, so if Rod is still there, it’s because he wants to be there.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sporty says:

      That’s a nice retirement ya got there, hate to see something happen to it.

      Liked by 7 people

      • jahealy says:

        Bingo. As well as, “If you’d prefer not to spend the remainder of your weaselly little life at Club Fed, you’ll turn into a non-stop fountain of honesty from now till your departure from this formerly revered institution you’ve played a big role in destroying.”

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    • Yes, but when the fuster cluck Mueller report reveals that the whole thing was a preposterous misadventure which began without credible evidence of an actionable counterintelligence concern, much less a crime, would Rod rather be there to explain his behavior or let others tell the actual truth about us nvolvement in this sham?

      Could be Barr is allowing Rod to save face and take his medicine like a man.


    • TraderJoe says:

      Yes. If you want to exit your job, you can not be stopped. This investigation keeps on dragging on and on. It’s going to continue for a little bit longer and longer. Like rolling into the 2020 race. Smells like they are going to Smear our President with the report if they decided the won’t impeach him. This country is being run by a bunch of people who think they are above the average American. It’s a 2 Tier system, rules for us and their rules for them. The abuse of power is Infinity and beyond.

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    • ILOT says:

      I beg to differ – that would be naive. Not saying there is anything to it but if the $h!+ is flowing up hill in the form of referrals and investigations, it would be in his best interest to “sit tight” if Mr. Barr said…”sit tight”.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      LEVERAGE, the word is old by now but Barr and the rest of the real world has leverage over RoseySteeen.

      Liked by 1 person

    • California Joe says:

      Barr can destroy Rosenstein and any chance he has of going to work at a DC powerhouse law firm.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. mark says:

    Daily Wire 3/19/2019 Barr has not responded to the letter sent with a March 15 deadline.

    The deadline has passed for Attorney General William Barr to respond to a request for information regarding two FBI agents who appear to have had conflicts of interest while serving on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion investigation. So far, Barr has not responded to the request, a source told The Daily Wire.

    Liked by 4 people

    • thegoosefish says:

      a letter from who? Barr probably has a crapload of shit to do. Maybe the letter should go to Wray, since those would be his employees.


      • mark says:

        The request, from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, asked for information on whether Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad disclosed that they had received information from Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr regarding the Russia investigation. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent the letter to Barr on March 1, giving him until March 15 to respond. He has not.

        When the letter was sent, Jordan and Meadows revealed that Weissmann and Ahmad had communicated with Ohr about the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele prior to President Donald Trump’s election and prior to their appointment to the special counsel. Ohr also testified that he told the pair and others about the research conducted by Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson:

        Liked by 4 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      So far, Barr has not responded to the request, a source told The Daily Wire.

      Who is the source? Probably not Jordan or Meadows. Perhaps Barr let them know he would be delayed. I won’t worry about it unless Jordan or Meadows complain about it.


    • jx says:

      Barr is starting to get a rat smell.


    • covfefe999 says:

      Nobody should make the assumption that Barr is bad unless Jordan and Meadows complain about him. We have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes.


    • dwpender says:

      As an unfortunate, but formal, matter, let’s remember that we’re in the House minority now. Any “requests/demands” our representatives make on the Executive Branch do not even bear the imprimatur of an act of legislative oversight by a co-equal branch.

      If Barr or other Admin officials start to get “demands/requests” from, e.g, Booker, Harris and Warren (Senate minority), would we expect them to jump to respond (or even deign to respond at all)?

      I would not be too discouraged by Barr’s failure to respond to date, particularly when we already know the answers to the questions, which are as much rhetorical as inquisitive.


  7. SheepDog says:

    BS. If he truly wanted out, no one can stop him. What a load of crap.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Streak 264 says:

    But Hannity said we have another Tic Toc coming, just the other day he said it.
    This must be it!

    Liked by 3 people

    • ezpz2 says:

      Lol @ Hannity’s tick ticks.

      More like pathological ticks and his compulsion to repeat himself- sometimes 5 times per show as he constantly interrupts his guests who have much more interesting and informative things to say!

      Liked by 3 people

  9. Hey Treepers – help me straighten my mind out on this. I believe the members of the Special Counsel were already picked before Mueller was chosen to lead the pack. Is it possible Weissman and Rosenstein (sp) actually ran the operation and Mueller was merely a figurehead who wasn’t being told everything and was chosen specifically to give the SC credibility? (like Steele gave Ohr’s Dossier credibility)

    Could it be AG Barr enters the equation and after finding out what is actually happening, forces out Weissman and I believe one or two others? And he either “flips” Rosenstein with the promise of not serving a lengthy prison sentence or keeps him in place because Roisenstein is actually under a “real” criminal investigation?

    In my mind it seems plausible. Is it?


    • WSB says:

      If Mueller had not had such a demonic history, I might go there with you…but once a bad actor, it’s tough to come back, IMHO.

      Liked by 8 people

    • jahealy says:

      Seems to me the whole Mueller “probe” was designed and carried out as a cover-up operation for the dirty deeds of a long list of swamp creatures. It’s almost irrelevant, at this point, who’s leading the operation, as long as he/she is of the same cover-up mindset as the rest of the team.

      Liked by 5 people

    • thegoosefish says:

      I think Sundance said earlier that the Insurance Policy team picked Mueller, not the other way around. There may be some truth to this theory.

      Liked by 3 people

    • fakenoozisforfools says:

      Who cares if Mueller had a hand in picking the team or it was picked and Mueller was added afterward as a figurehead. Mueller has been up to his eyebrows in crap for 30 years. He is a total scum charge of a team of total scum bags.

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  10. Invisible Hand says:

    Hmmmm…yeah, not buying that explanation. If there is one thing you can count on in Washington it is the Swamp will get its way (the shocking election of Trump being the exception that proves the rule). So this is not good for the white hats. So, what’s up? My guess is that when Barr shut Weissman/Mueller down there was all-our panic behind the scenes that Mueller wouldn’t get a conviction relating to Russia. Might not mean much for those who follow this every day, but for the Mormons out there talk about a big, massive red pill. My guess is that someone has got dirt on Barr or money is changing hands so that someone or anyone gets charged with respect to Russia. Barr agreed, but said Rosenstein had to ok the deed

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  11. Johnny says:

    He was probably advised to stay and clean up the mess he caused and to write his final report or the way it looks now you should be charged with Deprivation of Rights Under the Color of Law.
    I would say Mr. Rosenstien was not given much choice. Either finish or face immediate disbarment.
    All Rosenstein is doing is dropping this on a new AG to cause as much confusing as possible to allow the fake investigation to continue while they destroy evidence.
    I say the new AG called him on his hand.

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  12. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    My mama taught me from early on, “…you make some mess all up in here, you better be cleanin’ it up!”….

    It’s probably safe to say Roddy-Boy’s got himself a bucket, some rags, and a full box of Spic-N-Span.

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  13. GSparrow says:

    Sundance’s speculations are always informed and never wild from my experience. But speculations are not facts as SD knows very well. Posobiec (above) alleges Rod is “staying” to conduct a full review of the Carter Page FISA warrant” which if it is true partially backs up SD’s prediction. The warrant is the basis for most of this scandalous “mess” and will be an essential issue to “clean up.”

    i was wondering if Rosenstein had exited the department and left his DOJ “mess” for others to clean up would he then insist on a lawyer before discussing any troublesome issues that might arise after he’s gone? A subpoena might have been the only way to get him to return and talk if he suspects his past actions were being 2nd guessed and investigated. Every other character involved in this mess that has exited voluntarily or by a boot has lawyered up. This way, Rod’s just down the hall if there are any puzzling questions.

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  14. lawton says:

    This is kind of comical but some people seem to think it means Barr wants answers at least after seeing this crap himself. Rosenstein is his buddy so he will probably let him get away with the excuse that he didn’t read the thing that career professionals and the agency heads have to attest there was legal justification for that FISA warrant request (what he told congress when asked if he signed that Carter Page spying extension request).

    I see Weismann and that other crook that knew about the Ohr – Steele stuff prior to joining the special counsel are high tailing it out of the DOJ now.

    Liked by 2 people

    • rozi814 says:

      “Barr told Rosenstein to write him a full summary of events and prepare to answer questions”

      Under oath??

      Could Barr be “crazy like a fox”? That would be quite a dilemma for Rosenstein—the one who doesn’t read documents that he signs. But, if he did read it, what “evidence” was he relying on? Hmmmm.

      Barr might have himself some fun. Cheshire Cat, indeed.

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  15. AG Barr may require Rosenstein to testify under oath as to …
    • EVERYTHING that transpired leading up to the Special Counsel investigation,
    • EVERYTHING that transpired following the appointment relating to the Special Counsel,
    • The BASIS for EVERY change in scope for the Special Counsel,
    • The BASIS for EVERYTHING that Mueller puts into his report, and
    • The BASIS for EVERYTHING that Rosenstein proposes that the AG do.

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  16. Ospreyzone says:

    According to Jack Posobiec, Weisman was shown the door by Barr because Weisman wanted to pursue a fishing expedition re: Eric Trump and Jared Kushner. Barr was not having it. It sounds like the whole Mueller report is a steaming mess of innuendo mostly authored by Weisman. I doubt Robert Mueller has had much of a say in any of it.

    Rosenstein is being forced to stay to either clean it up, or tie up loose ends and make it intelligible. Bill Barr is nothing if not a polished political animal. He knows way better than to be left holding a bag of rancid manure that a shyster like Weisman tends to leave behind.

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    • sundance says:

      Liked by 10 people

      • Ronnie says:



      • smartyjones1 says:

        Can’t imagine the frustration when folks ignore the trail to go wondering off.
        SD, you are nothing if not patient.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Good news, maybe. AG isn’t letting him out the door, keeping RR within his reach, until more issues are settled. First time hearing RR had to write a summary of events re: THE FISA warrant, but as stated he wanted to do things quietly. DEMs & RINOs are not screaming the FISA information be made public – just Mueller’s. FISA is the real scandal. If Barr just has RR’s information, which will rationailize/excuse all actions for internally use only, how does that really serve the public? Without a public examination of this informaiton, the DoJ/FBI will never be able to rebuild its reputation. It will perpetually be stuck with a reputation of corruption and illegal actions and lack public trust.


    • Linda K says:

      If Rosenstein must review the Page warrant and the false evidence used to get the warrant, he will be forced to admit that the whole investigation was illegal, in front of everyone. Since Rosenstein signed off on the warrant, he is responsible. Like leading your child, with cookie crumbs on his mouth, to the scene of the broken cookie jar and requesting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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  17. bulwarker says:

    The longer this goes on the more people realize the administration’s goal isn’t exposure but cover-up.
    I tire of the games, the positioning, and the prognostication. Declassify and be done with it.

    Liked by 4 people

    • mashall says:

      Does Clean up equal Shredding and Erasing, Hard Drive and Media Storage disposal?

      Have it all done run out the clock by Nov 2020 just in time for the Big D Election Fraud Win.

      How many more days til November 3, 2020?

      How many Days, Weeks, Months?
      How many days until… 594 days
      How many weeks until… 85 weeks
      How many months until… 19 months
      How many hours until… 14256 hours
      How many minutes until… 855360 minutes
      How many seconds until… 51321600 seconds


  18. Electra says:

    Well, I gotta say, Sundance’s analysis here seems a bit counterintuitive to me. But it’s clear that Sundance has a lot of inside experience in how federal bureaucracies work, and so I’ll trust his/her expertise.

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  19. IrishEyesSouth says:

    Where have you been, Sundance? Anons told us this news before the sun came up. 😎


  20. AccountabilityPlease says:

    I hope AG Barr grabs Rosenstein by the back of his scrawny neck and rubs his nose in the steaming pile of crap he created.

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  21. xcontra says:

    Let him exit with a towel over his head like a perp between two husky marshals holding each upper arm and ready to open the door with his head.

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  22. dwpender says:

    Who is the liaison overseeing the rogue operation headed by Robert Khuzami and his team of Preet Bahrara prosecutors in the SDNY? Remember this entire “Eastern Front” started as a handoff from Mueller early last year. It is designed to go on and on, and to branch out into areas far beyond those within the SC scope. Presumably Rosenstein remains the liaison.

    Perhaps Barr has figured out that the more nefarious center of the embedded legal and investigative Resistance is now in the SDNY. What better evidence than that Preet Bahrara is now out hawking a book and “warning” POTUS not to “interfere” with SDNY activities? Barr may have realized he needs Rosenstein longer to get even a modest understanding of, let alone a degree of control over, all that this nest of hardcore Resistance is doing.

    This may be wishful thinking on my part, but I’m allowed to “look for the silver lining,” am I not?

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    • Mr.G says:

      dwpender-Perhaps the steaming pile is much taller and has an even more putrid stench than Barr thought when he came on board at the DOJ.

      You know kind of like, “I knew it was bad, but not THAT bad” kind of thing.


  23. WES says:

    After reading treeper comments could it be that Barr wants to use an existing SC to look into Dem issues? Barr can easily shuttle in new legal beagles into Mueller’s team. By using the existing SC setup Barr can’t be accused of being partisan not if RR and Mueller are heading the charge!

    Hey one can dream right!

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  24. Elle says:

    I would have guessed that it is more along the lines of if Rosey wants his retirement then he will continue to cooperate.


  25. I think this is another wishful thinking (IG, Huber, etc. pops up like a zit) that AG BArr will make Rosy clean up the mess. Better to wait and watch how good the horse is before betting on it. In past two years we have betted on too many supposedly great breed and lost miserably. Frankly, I am at a stage now that I am willing to bet on a mule provided that mule shows me that (s)he is willing to walk the walk and talk the talk of our President. Any great breeds spouting about how great the institution(s) are useless for the job and getting justice for our President.

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  26. Pokey says:

    Well, i guess the only thing we know is that soon we will know whether Barr wears the White hat or the Black one. This could be useful to know as soon as possible. 🙂


  27. covfefe999 says:

    I was looking back at the reports about Rosenstein departing in mid-March and the only one I can find naming a source of that info simply states the source is “a Justice Department official”. Unnamed. Well maybe that official was wrong. And now we have a report that Rosenstein is staying on longer based on the absence of a resignation letter. I think nobody but Barr and Rosenstein know what’s going on. 🙂 Maybe Rosenstein’s replacement (Rosen, haha, recalling WSB’s progression of names) isn’t ready to take his new job yet?

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  28. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Sorry to put this on this post but SD hasn’t posted on this topic yet.

    When are people going to realize that mueller began surveillance of cohen based on the dossier Prague bs story? It couldn’t have been for possible FARA violations: those aren’t part of mueller mandate.
    And that’s why the search of his premises were done by SDNY. mueller knew already from surveillance that in fact he had nothing on cohen- he needed SDNY to raid premises and try to get some evidence tying cohen go something Russia related. When they found nothing beyond trumped up campaign finance and taxi cab stuff, mueller went with that and tried to squeeze cohen.

    What a joke.

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  29. pucecatt says:

    I have a question , hope it’s not too off topic , but who vetts our Ambassadors? Looks like the Ambassador who President Trump nominated was in cohoots with Steele , her name is Kathleen Kavalec or something like that , and who recommended her is the bigger question , that would be very telling .

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  30. Chilidog says:

    How long does it take for Rosenstein to clean up his mess? Seems like we’ve been hearing this for six months now. Isn’t it more likely that the deep state will do whatever it takes to keep this investigation open for as long as possible.


  31. SD, I have a lot of respect for you…God only knows we have been educated far better at CTH than anywhere else. But on Barr keeping Rosenstein around to clean up his own mess, you said the same thing last year before the mid-terms on why Trump was keeping him around.

    As far as Barr, I don’t trust him one bit. When he was AG before, we had the Waco massacre of over 80 women and children. He was AG when the Ruby Ridge murder of Randy Weavers wife occurred while she was holding her baby. As a private attorney, he did pro bono work for the FBI sharpshooter that was convicted of the crime. He was and still is an advocate of restricting our 2nd Amendment rights.

    Now as a private citizen, he writes a 20 page memo defending President Trump concerning Trump being charged with obstructing justice and then coincidentally is nominated and confirmed as AG. What I’d like to know is the backstory on that decision by Trump. Who recommended him, who was advocating for him, and for what purpose? It’s not because he is a no nonsense, go by the book, follow the law type of guy. See Waco, Ruby Ridge, and his position on the 2nd.

    No, I don’t trust him one bit. At all. His record speaks for itself. He’s a swamp creature as far as I’m concerned. I hope I’m wrong, but hope is one thing. Facts are another thing altogether.


  32. Carlos Rodriguez says:

    Another option is he may have worked out a deal to save himself from the impending blowback. Once the dust settles on the Mueller farce, DOJ should methodically prosecute them all for using the DOJ/FBI for their personal gratification.


  33. Burnt Toast says:

    Just gross speculation…

    Breaking up organized crime?
    Barr, Giuliani, Mueller, Rosenstein, Boente… and Trump in the shadows.

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  34. gary says:

    called keeping your enemy closer. last thing barr needs is another cucks running around writing books and lying about the hoax on fake news. probably threatened rosey with prosecution for something ,you know how the a.g. can just make something up and destroy your life,guilty or not.


  35. People, people, calm that anguish and put those pitchforks down. This is all deeply complex legal issues and it’s easy to view events through the wrong frame and to therefore see things that really are not there.

    1. One thing observant people have discovered of late is that Carter Page and Felix Sater while deeply mired in the shenanigans of 2016/2017 have emerged scot free. As well, these two always seem to be in close proximity to Trump pre election. A little digging and we discover Carter Page ex Naval Academy was an undercover confidential source that helped the FBI nab Russians in two seperate stings in New York. Sater from all accounts is America’s 007. Check out this video from his Rabbi,

    then you have Loreta Lynch’s testimony in his fraud case basically confirming everything the Rabbi says and more.

    Then there is ‘read between the lines’ data from filings in the Russian Spy cases which suggest Trump back in 2012/2013 was working with these two as a big $$ lure in order to sting the Russian spies. Finally documents now made public in the FBI archive seem to indicate Trump reaching out to the FBI in the early 1980’s and offering to help in any way possible to clean up mob connections to Atlantic City. After communism collapsed it’s no stretch that Trump was offering his assistance to clean up the newly cashed up Russian mob that had descended on New York and surrounds in the late 1980’s early 1990’s.

    2. Consider the perfect storm of people working in the DOJ Criminal Justice Division in 1990 – Mueller in charge, Rosenstein prosecutor, Barr Assistant Attorney General. What are the odds? Add Trump as a wealthy undercover mob buster and you’ve got Mueller taking down the Gambino’s in 1990.

    3. Let’s talk Comey. Love him or hate him he sure did the swamp no favours in 2016/2017. It is only by Comey himself that we learn Lynch was likely talking to the DNC while she was AG. That Lynch wanted the Clinton investigation called a matter. Sure Comey did the wrong thing holding that press conference to end the Hillary investigation, but go listen to that speech again, he basically lays out all Clinton’s crimes then tells us the DOJ is so badly compromised that there is no reasonable prosecutor left to make a case. Only through Comey do we learn thousands of Clintons emails have emerged and he’s re-opened her investigation.He tells us that a Counter Intel operation was commenced in April 2016 and Congress was not informed due to the sensitivity of the matter.
    All Comey’s memorializing of his 7 meetings with Trump effectively rule out obstruction, even Trey Gowdy says this.

    4. Put yourself in Comey’s position. He’s the big boss. He relies on the honesty and integrity of those under him, he can’t check everything they do. So he signs a FISA on Carter Page in around July 2016 and relies on the advice of agents that all the evidence therein is accurate, cross checked etc. Now, a few weeks later the exact same evidence (either as a bunch of memo’s or collated into a dossier) is given to him by variously McStain, Reid, Brennan and the State Department. Let me repeat – highly secretive evidence that was promised to him as verified was used to gain the most intrusive type of domestic surveillance via a court filing is then being handed to him by all the top Trump haters in Washington. Alarm bells and flashing lights are going off inside Comey’s head. This places him in great risk. How did all these people get this evidence, what the hell is going on here?
    Comey then realizes he cannot trust his senior staff. They assured him on it’s veracity so he signed off on it.

    5.Comey met one on one with Trump 7 ? times between inauguration and his firing. This is unprecedented because multiple firewalls exist to stop this happening. The proper procedure involves the counsels arranging the meeting and the agenda and there will be a dozen people in the room. We get a tiny sliver of the discussion with Comey’s memo’s. They discussed much much more. For Comey to willingly do 7 metts with Trump means he was complicit otherwize he would’ve reverted to procedure. I’m not saying Comey is innocent. More likely he realizes what a lose-lose position he’s in after Trump’s win. Secretly flips and tells Trump everything he knows and the best/legal way Trump can counter the plotters. I’m even going to say, I wouldn’t be surprised in Mueller didn’t secretly attend one of these meets.

    6. Comey is inevitably fired. Mueller meets with Trump and Rosenstein for 4 hours. People this was a final briefing for the next 2 years of the Mueller investigation. Mueller appointed next day. Mueller hires all the best, all the most favoured Democrat lawyers. These people can no longer represent Democrats in upcoming related cases. Mueller has been investigating the illegal targeting of Trump’s campaign AND who is behind the orchestrated surveillance and obstruction/interference of the actions of a sitting President.

    7. Now go back to 1. and tell me this isn’t a pre-determined sting orchestrated on bad actors and based on their telegraphed strategy to smear Trump with Russian collusion.Who can’t imagine Trump saying “…so they want to smear me with Russian dirt do they? Let’s make it easier for them and let them find the motherlode of Russian collusion, use Page, Manafort’s got more Russian dirt on him than anyone, except the Podesta’s so he will lead to them and make sure to co-ordinate through Michael Cohen. Felix runs the whole op, ok?”

    Don’t panic, Trump has all the moab’s, just like he had all the wall $. He just likes to let his opponents twist in the wind for a while before he detonates them.

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    • WES says:

      Seems too much like a “trust the plan”. I suppose anything is possible.


    • G. Alistar says:

      LTG Flynn?


    • MrG says:

      Wow-you have an active imagination-

      Everyone who is a DS “member” has a chip (or multiple chips) to play. Some of these chips have been held in abeyance for years. Now, if any of those chip holders think they will be implicated in this treasonous plot, NOW is the time to cash in those chips.

      Said chips then have to be analyzed to assess their current day value. As one chip is played, other chip holders have to play their chip which in turn causes other chip holders, well, you get the point.

      Add to this the fact that the amount of chips and who the chip holders are is not completely known. Barr may think he has all the chips assembled and the associated risks sorted out, only to have another chip played.

      This easily could go on for another year. But no matter the length or delays or whatevs,
      you can be assured of ONE thing:

      NO ONE in the DS is going to jail.

      That’s the way the swamp has, is and always will work.


      • Everything I’ve written above is open sourced, not speculation.
        You speculate no deep staters will go to jail ie nothing ever gets done mode of resignation.

        Laying that bet each and every time there was a scandal would’ve given you a win every time, up to Trump’s inauguration day in 2017. I put it to you that your speculation is based on flawed data. Trump was the wild card, and the wild card is now the most powerful man in the world.

        But you still believe you are correct because nothing of substance has changed.

        Consideration #1:
        After 8 years of Obama, rule of law had been suspended on an ideological basis and also a two tier system had developed, whereby leftists and minorities were exempt from legal risk, whites and right leaning people had increased legal scrutiny and risk. To enforce this Obama had filled the FBI and DOJ as well as the courts with fellow travellers.

        Trump could’ve ordered arrests and declared martial law and destroyed the nation. Instead he elected to re-instate rule of law and to run a two pronged PR campaign while thorough investigations took place. Time frame approx 2 years. Firstly he needed to politically manoevre the Democrats into embracing their innate leftwing extremist policies in effect socialism.Second he needed to educate the people about the crimes and corruption at the highest levels while also educating them on how tyhe system works under rule of law.

        Each of these missions are all but accomplished.As well up to 40 senior DOJ and FBI people have been removed. Unprecedented numbers of congressional Representatives retired pre the mid terms.A spate of high profile arrests would now seem to indicate rule of law has been re-established.

        Consideration #2.
        Trump is Trump and he owes no political debts. Your speculation is based on a President, like everyone since Reagan, who is owned and controlled by the same corrupt deep staters and globalists. They were not free to conduct their policy, Trump is completely free.

        Research his past, it’s all there on youtube. Take a look at this one for example:

        The Democrats, big media cartel, Intel community, never Trump Republicans, RINO’s, Allied nations leaders have all attacked, smeared and lied to Trump for over 2 years. Many individuals have threatened him and his family. In fact the attacks on Trump have been so unethical, so false and so widespread as to be almost unheard of in the nations history.

        Based on the information in video I linked above and remembering the people mentioned who crossed Trump did far, far less than his current opponents, do you honestly believe Trump will not soon take great pleasure in completely destroying these people?

        On top of all that, these people who oppose him have mostly done nothing in their lives that Trump would respect. They’ve never built anything, never been successful in business, they are a class of self entitled grifters sucking the nation dry. When Trump enacts his revenge, destroying these peoples lives, he will see only that he is doing the nation a great service.Just to be clear, Trump will only destroy them within the bounds of the rule of law. So those who will be destroyed, will also be guilty of a serious crime.

        I can assure you that a congress size mountain of shit is about to hit a very large fan. Enjoy!


  36. Rynn69 says:

    This is why the Conservative Treehouse is one of the most intelligent, insightful sites on the web. Sundance nails it again. Do you ever sleep? 🙂


  37. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Good job. Let Rosenstein tell the people his investigation is a nothing burger and let him tell the reporters the minor side crimes are pertty


  38. Mark McQueen says:

    I think Sundance is correct on this one. Barr tells RR to clean up the mess, he surely does not mean sweep it under the rug. Rosey it going to put it all in writing with Barr standing over his shoulder.


  39. Great stuff as usual Sundown and other commenters here. Thanks for everything!

    Just my two cents and asking some questions maybe you all can help me with. This all makes me wonder…why does Barr still need Rosenstein around? And why would he need Rosenstein to review the Carter Page FISA that Rosenstein signed off on? Hasn’t Rosey’s departure been known and planned for some time?

    What still hasn’t happened? We haven’t got the Mueller Report. Wasn’t that expected to happen just about the same time as Rosey’s departure?
    What else don’t we still have? The IG’s Report on FISA abuse. That’s coming in April – but has been largely forgotten about.

    So Rosey has to stay on from someplace he is leaving but can’t leave until he submits a report on his own potential malfeasance?

    Has Rosey been effectively branded to all as being part of the Resistance/coup efforts due to the reports about wearing the wire and the 25th Amendment? Didn’t he appoint Mueller?

    Is Barr just wanting to see what Rosey puts down in writing in his report so he can compare that to Mueller’s Report (whatever that will address – related and unrelated) and especially the IG’s report?

    Does Rosey know what’s going to be in the Mueller Report? Perhaps he has an idea.
    Does Rosey know what’s in the IG’s Report specifically on FISA abuse? Hmmmm.
    Does Rosey know what’s in the DECLASS and the timing of its release when and if it happens?

    Can you imagine having to write and submit a report that (if truthful) potentially incriminates yourself?
    If he tells the truth – he goes to jail ASAP
    If he lies outright – he goes to jail when the other reports come out and contradict him.
    If he tries to lie carefully and strategically, just enough to escape the blame or pin it on someone else – he is going to have a hell of a time not knowing what is coming!

    Also, keeping Rosey on (for now) and involving him helps to insulate Barr from the blowback of not releasing the entire Mueller Report – since he kept Rosey on and let him sign his own warrant.


    • covfefe999 says:

      why does Barr still need Rosenstein around?

      Barr needs a DAG. The DAG is very important and does a lot of work. Maybe the new DAG isn’t ready to start yet. That could be one reason. Or maybe Rosenstein has work to complete.

      I asked below and I will ask here too: why did anyone think Rosenstein was leaving in mid-March? He didn’t announce it. As far as I can tell that info came from a report based on an anonymous source.


  40. Anonymous says:

    Leverage theory. Q. Trust the plan. Carter Page is an FBI employee. Tick tock. 64D chess. White hats. The Mueller report will vindicate Trump. Red wave election.

    Sorry, no. It’s just people wanting to believe there is some secret gift out there so they don’t have to fight. It’s wishful thinking.

    This doesn’t mean I’m Eeyore. It means I’m smoking something. We need to fight, to analyze, to motivate. But not sit around thinking someone has it all in control and we can just be lazy people watching Fox and listening to Rush and Daddy will fix it all for us. No. We have to fight.


  41. Skippy says:

    Rosenstein has to voluntarily testify under oath still. That’s why he can’t leave yet. Otherwise he could plead the 5th and be absolved from this mess in the history books. But if he stays, he can testify w/o taking the 5th as part of his role and look like the good guy. All others in past administrations (think Hillary) plead the 5th.

    Rosenstein wants/needs to be under oath given how this historical event will conclude. Have faith.


  42. Mr.G says:

    There’s much speculation about Barr being DS or part of The SwamInstead of waiting to see if Barr is indeed part of The Swamp-one can draw a preliminary conclusion by reading this from GP and JW’s Tom Fitton:

    Basically a federal judge ordered Ben Rhodes (remember Ben?) to testify, under oath, about Cankles private email server. But now, as Fitton reports, the State Department AND the DOJ object to Ben testifying as ordered by a federal judge. Different AG…same DOJ.

    As I have posted here many times, Barr’s job is to glide “FISA abuse/Spygate and the unsavory (treasonous), illegal actions by the DOJ and FBI, et al, to a “soft landing”. The first action (made public) to justify my outlook is RR’s delayed departure.

    NO ONE involved in FISA abuse/Spygate, Benghazi, or any of the other things done, that you or I would already be in jail for and our lives ruined (the list is endless) will even be indicted, never mind go to jail.

    They’ll be no “justice served.” No one “held to account”. No ones life ruined. The “pain” is not coming. Ignore Hannity and his hackneyed “buckle up” shtick. Likewise with SC and JS “sources.” There is no “hammer” about to fall. Think about it, SC just kissed Donna Brazille’s a$$ and welcomed her to Fox, just as SD predicted.

    The more I learn+belief that all involved will skate=a mixture of anger and melancholy.

    WARNING: Being awake and informed may be hazardous to your current world view.

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  43. Daniel says:

    TGP reports an April 1st delay in wrapping up his activities. Is this connected to this Rosenstein news?


  44. dreamguardian007 says:

    Given the Sessions disappointment, it seems beyond reason to think that VSG President Trump, before nominating him, didn’t look Barr in the eye and get his assurance that he would restore the rule of law, which would include holding ALL of the treasonous #%&!!!! to account. The only alternative that makes sense to me is that the corruption is so deep, that it exposing all of it threatens the very foundations of our system and the rule of law (putting countless prior convictions in jeopardy, etc), leaving as the only workable solution: fixing it going forward while ‘letting sleeping dogs lie’. But unless POTUS can somehow communicate this clearly, we could never have confidence in that future. And he can’t communicate this, because if he did….. what a mess has been made of our great country.


    • Peppurr says:

      Well, for what it’s worth Joe Degenova and wife Victoria, were just on Hannity and totally believe that Barr is going to clean everything up.


  45. covfefe999 says:

    I think everyone is making too much of this. I posted above and will reword my comment as a question.

    Why did people think that Rosenstein was going to leave in mid-March? Where did that info come from? All I can find are reports based on an anonymous source, a “Department of Justice official”. Well what if that info was wrong? So now it’s much ado about nothing, right? Crucifying Barr is irrational.

    If you can find the source of the mid-March departure claim and it quotes a named source, I’d like to see it.

    We need a DAG, maybe the new one isn’t ready to take over yet.


    • lawton says:

      A bunch of places said their sources told them he was leaving mid-March specifically. What does it matter who it was as it was widely reported meaning an official probably put it out to multiple places.

      I don’t blame Barr for wanting them to explain this illegal FISA request.


      • butch cassidy says:

        Lawton, that is correct. The Fisa documents are on file, it’s not like they can go back rewrite them. Nunnes, Meadows, Jordan, all of them have seen the evidence of the abuse that has occurred, they have told us they have. There is no going back here for Rosenstein. It’s come clean time and there some explaining to do. That is what I believe Barr is going to make RR do.


    • dawg says:

      I hear you loud and clear.

      The story of Rosey leaving mid-march started right after the narrative of Mueller being “almost complete” started going around. The story was that Rosey was leaving after Mueller was done. Well, Ive never bought into Mueller being “almost complete”. So now, hearing Rosey isn’t leaving yet doesnt surprise me.

      Meanwhile, Barr gets the letter demanding answers about Weissman and Ahmad-whatever-her-name-is. He doesnt respond, but then we get the news that those two are off the SC. (Placate the base?) But, is that even true? They could still be running the show from the sidelines, how the hell do we know?

      This could all just be part of a whitewash.

      Jack Posobiec could be getting fed a crock of BS.

      I keep coming back to the question, why would Mueller EVER end this charade, unless he’s forced to? If he’s not forced to, Barr will be revealed as another useless waste of an AG.

      I ain’t buyin’ s#!t anymore.

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  46. blablingo says:

    Unfortunately, it appears that Barr actually very much LIKES Rosenstein. Is he totally unaware or unwilling to see the corruption? From yesterday’s article on Arcamax:

    “Barr meets every morning with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top aides to suss out issues of the day.

    He has gone out of his way in meetings to praise Rosenstein, who has been criticized by Trump. The deputy attorney general is expected to leave office in coming weeks, perhaps after Mueller submits his report.”

    …not looking good.

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  47. Basil says:

    I’m of two minds about the color of Rosenstein’s hat.

    However, the notion that Barr is somehow forcing Rosenstein to stay doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. If Rosenstein wants to leave, he will leave.

    Barr, for whatever reason, wants Rosenstein to stay “awhile longer” — maybe for the reason of cleaning his messes before he goes, but what leverage would he have over Rosenstein?

    His pension? Unlike McCabe, it appears that Rosenstein wants to go and others want him to stay. Ergo, his pension isn’t a motivation.

    Prosecuting him? Keeping him under the thumb of the IG? I can’t see Barr threatening him that way, and even if he did the media would raise Rosenstein to Sainthood.

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    • Lost says:

      Some time back, Sundance brought up some reports that Rosenstein wanted to head out but wanted assurances that the administration wasn’t going to trash him and his reputation after he did so. Sundance, if I recall correctly, was positing that this was Trump’s leverage over Rosenstein to clean up the mess he contributed to and allowed to fester.

      This could be seen as an indication of that, even if SD has generally shifted his opinion on Rosenstein since then.

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  48. dawg says:

    “Taking in all of the recent developments, the simple explanation here is that new Attorney General William Barr is not letting Rosenstein exit the DOJ until the DAG cleans up the mess he created by initiating the Robert Mueller special counsel probe.”

    What recent developments? Nothing has actually happened. We dont know that Weissman isn’t still working the case.

    The simple explanation here is that Mueller isn’t done, so Rosey isn’t leaving.

    The simple explanation here is that Barr is just a swamp rat sweeping the dirt under the rug.

    Sorry, aint buyin it!


  49. dawg says:

    “One can reasonably project that AG Barr would tell DAG Rosenstein he ain’t leaving until the mass of crap he created has been resolved, reconciled and reduced to a manageable level.”

    I am simply not convinced that Barr even thinks that there is a mess to clean up. Is Barr just there to perform the old “Potomac Two-step”?

    SERIOUS QUESTION: Has Barr made any public comments or verifiable actions to suggest that he even acknowledges ANY of what happened?

    Anyone? Maybe I missed something or am forgetting something. But Im looking for public comments or verifiable action that he has taken to suggest anything has changed.


  50. I mentioned in a previous post that Mueller departed FBI in 2013. He was not involved (at least I don’t think he was) in the 2015-17 crimes of the Obama DOJ/FBI. He probably took a job he wasn’t allowed to refuse. He is compromised. Mueller can claim that he was lied to by all these players: McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, etc. Unless he gets caught in a Rosenstein controversy, like the scope memo, Mueller gets out of Dodge. He knows he has nothing on Trump and is not going to publicly in a big way destroy himself on that.

    The Deep State failed to remove Trump. 2020 is just around the corner. Mueller gave them what he could. He is done. Now, Trump’s counteroffensive begins in earnest.


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