Rod Rosenstein Scheduled to Testify to Senate Judiciary Committee – June 3rd, 10:00am…

CTH wants details.  Details on the process of this testimony from Rod Rosenstein; how it will be structured, how much time the committee will allow; who is questioning, Skype or in-person? Why are details important? Because CTH has enough questions to take more than a full day just from our independent research.

Additionally, Rosenstein is at the epicenter of the ‘insurance policy’ phase of the coup against President Trump.  If the intent of Graham is to provide both transparency or a cover-up, former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is who you’d start with on both fronts.

According to numerous media reports Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to be the first witness to testify before Senator Lindsey Graham’s Judiciary Committee.

We have over two dozen documented contacts between Rosenstein and Robert Mueller before the special counsel was launched.  The first contact was a phone call the morning after former FBI Director James Comey was fired.  Literally hours after Comey was fired, based -in part- on a letter written by the former DAG recommending the firing, Rosenstein was coordinating the appointment of the special counsel to investigate President Trump.

You could spend several hours of inquiry into just that part of the decision-making process alone; without even touching the ramifications of his role in the Carter Page FISA applications and what came next.   Rosenstein was also the principle influence agent in 2018 who told President Trump not to declassify any documents requested by congress or POTUS would be facilitating an ‘obstruction’ charge against the office of the President.

Yeah, Rosenstein has a lot to answer for.

Rosenstein also was in charge of the July 2018 response from the DOJ to the FISA court where both the DOJ and FBI lied to the court about the predicate of the FISA warrant’s validity a full fifteen months after the DOJ and FBI were aware the underlying predicate was built upon fraudulent representations.  There’s another several hours.

Additionally, and adverse to the interests of Lindsey Graham, Rosenstein -together with DC Attorney Jessie Liu- was the architect of the agreement not to prosecute SSCI Security Director James Wolfe for leaking classified ‘top-secret’ documents (the FISA warrant) to reporter Ali Watkins.  Within that story the corruption within the Senate intelligence committee surfaces.  Chairman Graham wouldn’t want to touch that issue, but there’s more than a few hours of inquiry justified.

What was the purpose of the expanded scope memos; including the still hidden third scope memo written October 20, 2017, that allowed Mueller to target Michael Flynn Jr. in the effort to coerce General Flynn into a plea agreement.  Under what principle was Rosenstein acting when he expanded the scope of Mueller on August 2nd and October 20th?

Then you get into the ridiculous indictment of Russian actors (Concord LLC Inc.) that was a completely fabricated pretense, created seemingly only to give some sketchy justification for the Mueller probe’s origin.  How was the special counsel team communicating that activity and under what pretext was Rosenstein convinced to even pursue indictments the DOJ was later forced to drop because of their false pretense.

Rosenstein was also the primary person who blocked the production of documents to congress during their investigation of the Russia collusion-conspiracy nonsense.  What justification does Rosenstein carry for blocking the production of those documents?

You see, Rosenstein is found at the heart of corrupt activity within the DOJ, and by extension the Mueller investigation.   His testimony will either begin the reveal of the story, or his testimony will be purposefully shaped to avoid sunlight and shape public knowledge of the truth behind the events.

WASHINGTON DC – […] The hearing, scheduled for June 3, marks the first public hearing Graham will hold as part of his deep dive into “Crossfire Hurricane,” the name for the investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference and the Trump campaign.

Graham said that Rosenstein will speak about “new revelations” included in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report on surveillance warrant applications tied to former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Rosenstein, who was interviewed as part of Horowitz’s investigation, signed off on the third Page warrant renewal application. (more)

And don’t forget Rosenstein’s sister, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, was the launch vehicle for the COVID-19 shut down back in February; and effort that looks increasingly political in hindsight.  Perhaps a more nuanced extension of the removal effort itself.

So yeah, color me suspicious….

♦Tuesday May 16th – Per the IG report: “On the morning of May 16, Comey took digital photographs of both pages of Memo 4 with his personal cell phone. Comey then sent both photographs, via text message, to his friend Daniel Richman to send to the New York Times.

Back in Main Justice at 12:30pm Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Jim Crowell and Tashina Guahar all appear to be part of this meeting.  I should note that alternate documentary evidence, gathered over the past two years, supports the content of this McCabe memo.  Including texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

[NOTE: pay attention to the *current* redactions; they appear to be placed by existing DOJ officials in an effort to protect Rod Rosenstein for his duplicity in: (A) running the Mueller sting operation at the white house on the same day; (B) the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, which was pre-determined before the Oval Office meeting.]

While McCabe was writing this afternoon memo, still May 16th, Rod Rosenstein took Robert Mueller to the White House for a meeting in the oval office with President Trump and VP Mike Pence.

After six days of phone calls, emails and in person meetings, this visit to the White House was clearly Rod Rosenstein introducing Robert Mueller to the target of the investigation.  Rosenstein already knew he was going to appoint Mueller; and Mueller, along with the small group in the FBI, already knew Mueller was going to be appointed. {Go Deep}

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273 Responses to Rod Rosenstein Scheduled to Testify to Senate Judiciary Committee – June 3rd, 10:00am…

  1. WE NEED PPV, upon conviction, the nearest Hemp Rope & Lamp post will do

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  2. Since when did Graham open his new business, the Graham Whitewashing Company?

    Liked by 9 people

  3. The Devilbat says:

    Upon his conviction. the government could sell lottery tickets to the public to choose a firing squad.

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  4. 4sure says:

    Rosenstein is the driving force behind the mueller coup. The SOB ran it all. And he needs to be prosecuted. I can see Graham now thanking him and all the rest of the coup members for their service and kissing their treasonous azzes. I’m already throwing up just thinking about it.

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    • BruceG says:

      Who was driving Rosenstein?

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      • clive hoskin says:

        Methinks Obunghole was behind it all,along with the Hilderbeast.

        Liked by 1 person

      • litenmaus says:

        In October of 2016, both Mueller and Rosenstein became involved in a discovery of a theft of data at the NSA….Rosenstein filed a 20 count indictment against Harold T Martin III and Mueller went in to investigate Martin’s employers hiring practices….sheer coincidence that seven months later Rosenstein again teams up with Mueller….yeah, that’s it, sheer coincidence.

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  5. bulwarker says:

    Better late than never…

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  6. Dar Adal says:

    He has to be a central figure in the Durham “criminal” investigation which will likely form the basis for his not being able to talk about anything.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Carrie says:

    But which Senators will actually ask the right questions? I can only think of Grassley, Lankford and Cruz. Anyone else? Because all know Lindsey is doing all of this for show (only).

    Liked by 6 people

    • 4sure says:

      Every Senator on both sides is a card carrying member of the swamp.


      The Senate is rotten to the core.

      A single witness is not sweating this dog and pony show. The ex CEO from Wells Fargo faced more hell from these snakes than any witless will face.

      The dims will use this dog and pony show to attack PTrump. They will direct all their time to orange man bad. And Graham will let them run the show.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Mike Lee (watch him to focus on FISA) and Josh Hawley (MO)

      Liked by 3 people

    • leon0112 says:

      Will Blackburn ask some questions?

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    • lawton says:


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    • Grassley sounds awful in interviews recently. I fear he may be past his expiration date on utility for this task. I’m unsure where Cruz stands. The only Langford I know of is Ray. And stealing bases/hitting .300 isn’t of much use here.
      But seriously, who is Lankford?

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      • regitiger says:

        grassley is perhaps the most underrated patriot that no one seems to be paying much attention to.

        perhaps that is a good thing.

        he’s been a solid soldier, asking ALL of the correct questions well before anyone in the press was even considering there was something there.

        Like Nunes, jordan and many others, however, there are only so much power at the individual level. By committee is how power in controlled in the swamp.

        I give him big positive marks for not backing down…

        I think he has an excellent team behind him to make sure he stays on target…don’t be worried about grassley…focus on how much oxygen graham attempts to big foot.

        spoiler: this hearing is going to be quite a food fight…graham is going to get shoved around pretty rough…expect that to happen.

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          I agree Grassley has written “strong” letters and held hearings, but what substantive ACTIONS have resulted?


          • regitiger says:

            today, the house voted in rule of debate over fisa….because it has the simple majority….gop voted across the board nay.

            the point here is that even in large numbers, unless you can achieve a majority, you are just whistling in the wind.

            and yes, grassley lone voice, supported by very few, was counter to a formerly gop held house at the moment when he introduced more than just a bit of honor and integrity….his and other like him were silenced by everyone the entire uniparty….and the press…

            We must praise someone for doing the right thing, especially and almost always when they have little chance at all to make a difference.

            we call it heroic…courageous…convictions that come from a steady mind and a strong heart.

            grassley doesn’t deserve to be thumbed down because actions did not follow.

            that indictment belongs squarely on the backs and asses of those in congress who intentionally looked the other way, and quite a few actively covered it all up.

            sometimes we never truly see the honorable people….we can get paralyzed in our assessments looking always for positive results. It’s not a fair and equal opportunity for good people to control the swamp in dc. it’s damned hard business..

            grassley isn’t a perfect person…he has his defects…but on matters, over his entire record, this man has been a rare voice of reason about the concerns of the spy powers that trample 4th amendment protections. It’s unfair to suggest him a failure because so few things changed. He’s been fighting valiantly against a super majority of fraud peers.

            lastly, grassley is one of the very few that have actually referred criminal charges to main justice!! check it out. That isn’t just words…that is a man in the wilderness trying to get the constitution a drink of water! and denied, time and time and time, again!

            he never gave up.

            He holds a special place in this entire criminal matter….akin to the only good cop on the beat.


            • jumpinjarhead says:

              Great points! I will continue to await indictments of ALL involved in the several iterations of this continuous coup. Anything less is just the next travesty we are to endure.


      • Carrie says:

        Lankford- Oklahoma. Unfortunately he’s not in the judiciary committee but Sundance has had some videos of him with questions for key players and they were on point.


  8. numbersixdance says:

    Possibly when he testifies he will use his little girl voice like CBF or he could put on the dumb face look and act senile like Mueller. Really depends on the character Lawfare requests of him.

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  9. Parker Longbaugh says:

    Will be or will be not be under oath? If yes, good. If not, it’s all a coverup.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. doofusdawg says:

    I imagine the ongoing investigations will prevent Rosie from answering anything of significance. Not that any Senator will ask him anything of significance.

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  11. Bogeyfree says:

    Unfortunately without Grenell to declassify and expose truth bombs, the alleged perpetrators can rest easy that nothing they say will blown up in their face the next day.

    Lindsey is safe to proceed and look like he cares about getting to the truth IMO.

    Such frauds we have.

    Amazing just how critical it is to appoint and have people like Grenell in key roles like DNI where he can control and expose key documents.

    We are moving into day 2 and no word if Grenell is even still in the administration.

    I’m just so disappointed the one many who did more in 3 months than anyone within PT’s team to date seems to be no longer around.

    I wonder if in the end we will ever learn who has been PT’s primary advisor on filling these key positions.

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  12. Mark L. says:

    Sir Lindsey shall not doubt disappoint. It’s all about November.

    Liked by 4 people

    • lotbusyexec says:

      Say it ain’t so. BUT I agree. For one shining moment I thought he had a set while watching the Kavanaugh hearings. Forgot he was neutered by McCain and those he was all bark no bite. SC PLEASE vote Ms. Lindsey out.

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  13. harrietht3 says:

    Is Senator Grassley second in line of authority after Chairman Graham? Would it be Grassley who helms the committee if Graham is for whatever reason unable to chair the hearing?
    If so, I will pray that Graham — via a Deux ex Machina — fails to show up and that the committee pursues its task in his absence.

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    • mimbler says:

      Grassley sounds good, but often disappoints. Currently he is attacking PDJT for firing IG’s and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Says PDJT has the right to do it, but only if he gives Grassley a reason that Grassley deems sufficient.

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  14. Greeneghis Khan says:

    Sundance, Please post a separate entry with a list of questions (possibly a re-post or consolidation of posts) and us Treepers can call and email bomb the committee members between now and June 3rd. Limpy Graham is my Senator (unfortunately)….I am all for loading up his phone lines and server space.

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  15. Curt says:

    It has the potential to be interesting. If we get the same ‘ole Republican ‘shuck and jive’ Rosenstein will have them for lunch. He HAS to be asked the hard questions under oath. There are very few Republicans with the heart and guts for this and sometimes they don’t even show up. They’ve been part of the swamp, and hence the problem, or too many years now. Good Luck with this one…

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  16. RJ says:

    Rod and his finger pointing told me way back when he is nothing more than slime, just another passive aggressive little big man who went to law school and thinks he knows a lot. He may know quite a bit.

    But he is not wise at all, wisdom is not part of his makeup.

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  17. Pa Hermit says:

    It will be interesting to see what the dear Lyndsey “pretends not to know!” Time for the masks to completely come off, in more ways than one.

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  18. Dar Adal says:

    I wonder if any of the scheduled witnesses will take the 5th.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. JC1974 says:

    What difference does it make?

    There are certain SpyGate/Obamagate Twitter accounts still calling him a white hat. I can’t follow their rational. He was, at best, a very conflicted actor.

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  20. Henry says:

    I bet Miss Lindsay cancels.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. History Teaches says:

    Graham is Lucy with the football! Promising in all sincerity that this time she won’t pull it away. Expect a nice soft scripted encounter. Maybe some mild verbal rebukes about process but no desire to dig deeper.

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  22. crikey9 says:

    Kabuki Theater returns

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  23. lawton says:

    Though not the bulldogs overall like the House Reps are Hawley is good at asking the right questions and Grassley is pretty good usually even though its in a more laid back tone. Cruz sometimes isn’t too bad.

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  24. SamlAdams says:

    So why the “cheery” press release? He up to his neck in it and assume will be under oath. Deal with Durham? Graham orchestrating the cover story to make this go away? So many miscreants running around Washington looking for cover and trying to run the clock, hard to tell.

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  25. The Boss says:

    New here?

    Liked by 4 people

  26. T2020 says:

    According to the evidence collected, his crimes against the President, the Constitution, and all Americans entitles him to a speedy trial and choice of his fave color rope and public venue.

    Liked by 4 people

  27. jf86 says:

    Recommend documents be released to the public ASAP! Otherwise, skillful wordsmithing, while not technically lying, will avoid obvious issues. Hope the new DNI releases …

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Gregory W Ramsey says:

    AND the 3 scope memos, ask him about each. Regardless, won’t matter, they will either throw softballs or if they bring the heat then he’ll plead the 5th.


  29. I don’t want to be a wet blanket…but anything that Lindsey Graham is in charge of, won’t bring anyone to accountability.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. burnett044 says:

    nothing will be done……….count on it.

    Liked by 6 people

  31. RobD says:

    It’ll be a whitewash. Graham is just doing this/these hearing(s) because he is catching flak.
    F Graham! There will be no real sunlight. All for political stroking on all sides!

    Liked by 3 people

  32. Truth seeker says:

    It would be nice if some of our better committee members such as Grassley, Cruz or Lee had a talk with Mr. Durham before the senate hearing to make sure Rod had all his answers straight. I’m sure that investigation is also looking into more than a few of Mr. Rosenberg’s actions.

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  33. Drogers says:

    My $64,000 question –

    Who’s idea was it for you to wear a wire?

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Gman1976 says:

    The big question is who will be given time to grill Rosenstein with the critical questions? Who will force him in the corner and sweat the truth or a series of “I plead the 5th….” out of him.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Rob says:

    Anybody know if this will this be the 5-minute per questioner BS which virtually guarantees that the witness will never need to give cogent answers? Or will the rules be changed to allow more lengthy questioning?

    Liked by 2 people

  36. Rob says:

    Anybody know if this will this be the 5-minute per questioner BS which virtually guarantees that the witness will never need to give cogent answers? Or will the rules be changed to allow more lengthy questioning?


  37. tav144 says:

    Oh, and let’s not forget to ask WHOSE CELL PHONE it was that was “left behind” in the room by ‘mistake’ after he and Mueller met POTUS at the WH….and the questions that follow that little tidbit.

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  38. Mo says:

    Was Ratcliff sworn in as DIA yesterday?


    • Conservative_302 says:

      Release the transcripts! I am already missing Grenell.

      Liked by 2 people

      • donna kovacevic says:

        I pray that I am wrong, but Ratcliffe won’t even come close to Ric Grenell, the only one I trust and PDJT, the others just showboating including Johnny R. Anyone that is friends with Howdy is all hat and no cattle. I miss Ric as well and wish him all the best in health, his personal life and whatever he chooses to do after the acting position. I am sure the President feels a yuge hole already. Lord I hope all works out for the good. God Bless PDJT and Ric Grenell.


  39. Bulldog84 says:

    RR didn’t read the FISA application he signed for surveillance of a presidential campaign. Whatever anyone says, he’s not a white hat. He’s a white rat.

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Conservative_302 says:

    I 100% trust God has got this. One way or another, God will deliver justice. No man can escape God’s wrath for the evil they do.

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  41. FreyFelipe says:

    We already know what will happen to Rosenstein.

    It looks like this


  42. Blue Wildflower says:

    Will this be televised live?


  43. Shyster says:

    During prior testimony it was clear Rosenstein is going to claim he was “briefed” on the contents of the last, post Mueller appointment, FISA on Carter Page….I recall he already let slip a statement like “that’s not what I was told in it…”. So he’s gonna testify he signed without reading and only signed after being briefed and then throw his briefers under the bus. Expect a lot of I don’t recalls and “I can’t answer that in this setting…” responses. Would also like to know if he and the DOJ/Barr cut a non prosecution or similar deal in return for his joining on to the DOJ’s rejection of the Mueller teams “obstruction” theory. Seriously, if done right, this guy could be questioned for a week straight. I don’t see anything good coming out of this Graham farce….

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    • Ray Runge says:

      I recall quite well Rosey proclaiming, while taking great umbrage from the questioning. “I was not the affiant”. As I am not a lawyer, this did not have specific meaning to me but the statement by Rosey made clear that the FISA content was not his responsibility


    • snarkybeach says:

      Right… not his purview


    • Peppurr says:

      One thing I’ve learned is not to expect anything good to come out of these things. That way I don’t fall so hard when it doesn’t. I chalk it up to self-preservation. Some would call it negativity, but, I would argue self preservation.;-))


    • BitterC says:

      Now that the FISA is pretty much public, someone should ask Rosey if what’s now public is different from what he was told. If so, what?


  44. Asking most of the Senate or FBI to investigate is like asking the dirty cops to investigate the Mafia guys that have been bribing them …

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  45. Rusty says:

    need to ask why so many left wing democrats on the special counsel staff…did that ever bother him?
    need to ask if he knew the dossier was bunk before he appointed special counsel…if not when did he learn it was bunk

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  46. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Gavel in.
    Lindsey 20 min red faced rant show
    Diane 10 min dissemble about Russians attacking democracy

    Rod Rosenstein opening statement:
    “On advice of counsel I assert my fifth amendment privilege.”

    Lindsey announces he will announce when the next witness will be scheduled to appear.
    Gavel out.

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  47. Kid Jupiter says:

    One of PDJT’s biggest blunders was not firing Comey, McCabe, and the rest of the top FBI leadership at 12:01 pm on January 20, 2017.

    His biggest blunder was appointing Sessions AG. In hindsight, I’m beginning to believe Sessions was a Deep State plant right from the beginning, being the first US Senator to “support” Trump. Someone told him to do that, to get an establishment mole, a long-time, powerful US Senator into DJT’s trust circle. When Trump won, Sessions was in position to ask for the AG position, and once he became AG, Sessions was in position to bring in the Never Trump Rosenstein as DAG, recuse himself, and allow Rosenstein and his crew to do their work.

    One can only hope the people of Alabama keep this little imp away from another term in the Senate this fall…

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Imagine where we would be today if Grenell was DNI Director or at least we got our full 210 days out of him.

      IMO PT is running out of time and has put too much faith in the wrong people.

      Liked by 1 person

    • No. The biggest blunder was the appointment of RR. He caused it all. He could have cleaned up Sessions’ mess and been a hero but instead chose to hurt PT for no reason.

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  48. Bogeyfree says:

    So here are the Republican members of the 116th Congress who serve on the Judiciary Committee.

    Majority Members (12)
    Graham, Lindsey (SC), Chairman
    Grassley, Chuck (IA)
    Cornyn, John (TX)
    Lee, Mike (UT)
    Cruz, Ted (TX)
    Sasse, Ben (NE)
    Hawley, Josh (MO)
    Tillis, Thom (NC)
    Ernst, Joni (IA)
    Crapo, Mike (ID)
    Kennedy, John (LA)
    Blackburn, Marsha (TN)

    IMO if we type up, double spaced, Sundance’s questions and send via UPS overnight delivery to each Senator maybe there is a chance one of them might ask a few.

    I think our best hope to ask pertinent Sundance type questions is Hawley and Kennedy.

    But I’d would try to ensure they all have a list especially Grassley who is still pissed that the DOJ and FBI continue to stonewall him on his correspondence requests.

    Liked by 4 people

    • bruzedorange says:

      Question for knowledgeable LegalTreepers:
      I know both parties will have coordinated their strategies and questions, and have some follow-ups planned in case they get certain answers.

      But would the Republican team have run their questions and strategy by Durham or Barr, to make sure they don’t screw up Durham’s work?

      And, visa-versa, might the DOJ suggest some key questions they would like to hear Rod Jay dance around?


  49. PS34 says:

    Totally on related but I woke up the last 2 nights with the words of AG Barr in my head. “This cannot be and it will not be a tit-for-tat exercise. We are not going to lower the standards just to achieve a result.”Who the heck is asking him to lower the standards? Tit for tat my ass just do your job.

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  50. Bubby says:

    Will he be under oath? But maybe just maybe it might matter this time, if he isn’t it will be nothing more than a Disney fairy tale from Rosenstein! The Democrats and corrupt msm are going fawn all over him even more than Julia Roberts orgiastic interview of the fraud Fauci! Don’t know if have the stomach to watch?


    • FreyFelipe says:

      According to Andrew C. McCarthy, speaking about another case, lying, even if not under oath, when before congress, is a felony. That’s what he said anyway.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Bubby says:

        Frey thanks. Now can anyone name an obama sycophant Democrat who was charged with a felony for lying to Congress?


        • FreyFelipe says:

          As I recall, McCarthy was speaking about Petraeus telling some sub-committed that Benghazi was caused by that video. But he was never charged. Some Congressmen thought about it though.


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