Rod Rosenstein Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee – 10:00am Livestream…

Today at 10:00am EDT former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will be testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the issues and events surrounding Spygate, the DOJ/FBI weaponization, FISA abuses and his role in the Mueller investigation.

This testimony should give us a good indication of whether Chairman Lindsey Graham is serious about revealing the truth behind three years of intelligence abuses; or whether the legislative objective is to cover for serious abuses of power in the Obama surveillance era.

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1,094 Responses to Rod Rosenstein Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee – 10:00am Livestream…

  1. Mortimer says:

    I didn’t see the entire hearing. Joined late. I missed Hawley, but understand he was aggressive.

    That said, it was really odd how the questioners seemed as if their hands were tied, The Dims sat there knowing they didn’t even need to put up a defense or a fight.

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    • Peppurr says:

      Same old tough tone which Rosie has down pat. Like he’s angry that he’s even being questioned. Total theatrics.

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  2. jumpinjarhead says:

    I am not watching but predicted last week this would be mainly pontificating by senators of both parties, with an undercurrent of “make this quietly go away to protect our swamp” and marked by occasional relevant questions but dissembling non-answers and no follow-up to force an actual answer.

    How am I doing so far?

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  3. Jimmy R says:

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  4. Tl Howard says:

    Undercover Huber Retweeted
    Andy McCarthy
    @AndrewCMcCarthy
    ·
    2h
    Excuse me
    @tedcruz
    &
    @SenMikeLee
    , any chance one of you fellas might ask Mr. Rosenstein if he read what he signed – I know this is a crazy idea, but I thought point of a hearing was to make a record of what happened … or didn’t happen …
    Quote Tweet

    Andy McCarthy
    @AndrewCMcCarthy
    · 2h
    We’re on 5th senator questioning Rosenstein, 3 GOP, and still no one has asked him whether he read the FISA application that he signed and still claims was ‘verified.’

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    • Puzzled says:

      Yeah says he read most of it but he is not responsible for verifying the information. The FBI agents are the ones to certified it is verified, if they say so then he is good with that.

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  5. Deep state coup Rosenstein nothing But True,NO lie’s any more,

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  6. Elle says:

    Congressional hearings- where justice goes to die of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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  7. Jimmy R says:

    Pleasing neither conservatives nor liberals, will Graham lose to his opponent in November, who will certainly please liberals in SC?

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  8. 4EDouglas says:

    Here is my take -they went easy on Rosie because he’s turned. to save his own snake hide.
    The Moron act is jus that an act. i too go the feeling he was about to out the Agents an Lawyers-and Miss Lindsey got the vaoprs-like Sarah Carter noticed above.. NO i do not think
    Miss Lindsey was being noble in wanting this to stay quiet-but he didn’t want this out-yet.
    It is going to be between Rosie and Macabe.-Someone’s about to squeal..

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    • tozerbgood8315 says:

      LOL – a paid informant

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    • bessie2003 says:

      He hasn’t turned. He’s as “deep state” as they get. Noble?

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    • California Joe says:

      If Rosey had turned he wouldn’t be testifying before Congress creating a few hundred pages of impeachable testimony under oath where he fails to implicate anybody. How could Rosey possibly be of any use as a prosecution witness after pulling a Sgt. Schultz all day today!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Oh, geez 4EDouglas,
      REALLY? “Honest, Charlie Brown, THIS time I REALLY, REALLY WILL hold the football, so you can kick it, I PROMISE!”

      “Trust the Plan”, there are 10’s of thousands of sealed indictments!”

      Sundances last paragraph question has been answered on the first day,….although anyone who has been paying attention already KNEW the answer.
      Lindsey is in obsfuscation mode, ‘Investigate to Exhonerate’ and the only purpose served by these hearings is deception, and running for reelection in 2020, for all Senators.

      Its a CON, and if you put aside what you WANT, and look objectively, its as obvious as 3 card monte.

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      • Mr e man says:

        Did Lindsay set up several witnesses to “testify” or just one? When does Comey, McCabe, Strzmirk, and Page testify?

        Or better yet, Joe Pientka.

        It’s a moot point if the R’s on the committee are so weak and pathetic and seemingly totally unprepared.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Not weak, not pathetic, and emphasis on ‘seemingly’, it is as intentional and planned as the ‘riots’.
          I will not waste the limited time I have, watching these shamhearings, there is NO point, for me.

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    • Linda K. says:

      If he turned he would tell the truth.

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    • wlbeattie says:

      IMO You’re in the wrong place to peddle #HopePorn!
      I’ll believe a #DeepStater has turned, when & only when they find his “suicided” body with 3 x bullet wounds to the back of the head!

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • MagaMia says:

      Gotta give Lindsay credit on that one.

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      • QCM says:

        Ummm…he DID know then what we ALL know now!!!

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        • MagaMia says:

          Just to clarify I was giving LG for getting Rosey’s agreement in the 12:40pm Herridge tweets.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Lindsey is running for reelection, that is all.
          This questioning is JUST like the Kavanaugh speech he gave. Within 2 weeks of saying “God help us, if you ever get power” he was working with those SAME people he had condemned, on a National Red Letter law, to take away our 2A.

          Do NOT be fooled by his act. This is the same asshat that introduced legislation prohibiting PDJT from firing Mueller.

          He was IN the muh Russia coup attempt, up to his eyeballs, and is continueing to insure no accountability, because of HIS and Congressional Republicon leaderships complicity.

          Just like Benghazi, IRS/Tea party and Fast/Furious.

          He and McConnell are the enemy inside the gate, and their goal is EXACTLY the same as Nanzi’s.

          Do not be DECIEVED!

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          • Always note when Lindsey gets nervous. It means someone is getting close to the truth.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yeah, he’s been like a cat on a porch full of rocking chairs, for months.
              He is doing these hearings cause he has been FORCED to.

              For months and months, he promised them. Then said 2-3 weeks ago he WOULD NOT hold hearings, as long as criminal investigations were ongoing.
              (Muh, ongoing investigation)

              And lo and behold, NOW he is holding investigations.
              Dobbs, Baritomo have been, exhorciating and eviscerating Congressional Republican leadership, exposing that incompetence, stupidity, timidity etc. simply CAN NOT explain their actions and inactions.
              Graham excusing his support for Mueller, is as unbelievable as Rosenstien saying he didn’t know.

              In the case of Senate Republicons defending Mueller, Ghomerts op-ed lays out a compelling case, if anyone hasn’t read it, I highly reccomend it.
              Don’t have link, but google should find it. Ghomert op-ed on Mueller.

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          • Summer says:

            I am planning to vote for LaPierre next Tuesday. Reynolds is a nevertrumper so out of question.

            Both LaPierre and Buckner are conservative candidates and cannot be worse than semi-liberal Lindsey Graham whose BFF was You Know Who. Buckner asked Trump for endorsement but he is a Tim Scott wannabe and one Tim Scott is more than enough.

            Should Graham win, however, I will vote for him in November because any R is better than D and PDJT needs the Senate. Lesser evil and all that. Yeah, I know.

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            • Kaco says:

              Good plan. I think a good strategy is for GOP/Conservative grassroots to try to get involved with the primaries better to try for another Cantoring of some people, a little late this year and with the shut down pretty much impossible. We need some real strategy and research as each state can be different, too. Someone here brought up how although Sen Collins is another one, a more conservative candidate probably wouldn’t win because the state is too liberal.

              Is SC turning bluer? It seems many states are turning blue.

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            • Dutchman says:

              My hope is, that AFTER the Nov elections, the Rep leaderships complicity will become exposed to the point the leadership will be totally discredited, and will resign to spend more time with their families,..leaving it to State Govenors to appoint replacements, which is why State GOP is SOOOO IMPORTANT.
              Ousting one traitor is no good, if its replaced with another.

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          • Old Dawg says:

            Lindsey is as dirty as his mentor John McCain was.

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            • Dutchman says:

              McStain ran in 2008, and lost to O.
              Mitt ran in 2012 and lost to O.
              McStain was in the Senate.
              Mitt followed him, into the Senate.
              Is it wrong of me to wish, fervently that Mitt follow McStain,…ONE more time, and Graham as well?

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              • Old Dawg says:

                I can’t put what I wish for or what I would do given the opportunity to both for fear of a knock at the door. I will say as a former naval officer/pilot, I know many who served with McStain and he was ALWAYS rotten to the core, so we are correct in our wishes!

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Neglected to include, just BEFORE fervent wish for Mitt to follow McStain one more time, McStains dirt nap.

                  One of my biggest disappointments was learning that McStain would be interred in a military cemetary, and NOT in Az.
                  As an Az native and resident, as one of his constituents for so many years, I had been looking forward to paying my respects, personally,…
                  Perhaps leaving behind a small token of my,….esteem.
                  I even imagined leaving behind a porcelain ,…HEAD stone, for others who might feel similarly inclined.

                  I was depressed for weeks, when I read of his funeral arrangements. Still brings a tear to my eye, and a growl to by bowel,….

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    • JG3 says:

      Is memory correct? Wasn’t Carter Page on FBl & ClA payroll? Didn’t he take the stand in one of their cases couple-of-months before the first FISA?

      Wondering if/when 7th floor needed a hook for the FISA, CPage was offered an offer he couldn’t refuse…had to and couldn’t say/tell anything! Is that why his actions/answers always had a strangeness to them?

      Then later, with plot was being uncovered, CPage saw his chance and took it. He started speaking out. However noticed, when asked a direct question, he would hesitate and skirt.

      Sundance, if time, have a comment?

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      • Dutchman says:

        JG3;
        Actually, CP did NOT take the Stand, IIRC.
        He was PREPARED to but then prior to testifying, prosecutors “went over his testimony” they made it clear they wanted him to commit perjury, to make their case better than it was.
        He refused to do that, so they went forward with the case, WITHOUT his testimony, and got a conviction.

        His refusal to “go along” with prosecutors is probably a motivation for using him. To “get even”?

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      • Mr e man says:

        Yeah, how is Carter Pages “lawsuit” going? The one where he was going to represent himself.

        The guy is abnormal. So he is either just a real goof, or he is involved and he is playing secret agent. His actions are suspicious.

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  10. MagaMia says:

    This is a pretty good summary of today’s hearing by Jonathan Turley. I was surprised by some of Mazie Hirono’s questioning. She’s got Rosey contradicting on the record the 25th amendment issue raised by McCabe and others. And she also makes (I’m assuming unwittingly) some positive points for PT.

    https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/03/rosenstein-testifies-before-the-senate-judiciary-hearing/
    excerpt from the article:
    12:28

    Sen. Hirono is up.

    She is discussing the Floyd case.

    Hirono raised reports that he discussed wearing a wire or using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.

    Rosenstein denied he was involved in any conspiracy against Trump but Hirono cut him off to ask about specific statements.

    Rosenstein denied secretly recording President Trump and “never in any way suggested the President could be removed under the 25th Amendment.”

    Hirono seems to be making a case for the Administration. She just prompted Rosenstein to say that he agreed with the view that there was no evidence of obstruction of justice. She then dug deeper and Rosenstein just said that “he agrees that there was no evidence of a crime” by Trump.

    Hirono continued to dig deeper. She pressed Rosenstein on how a 1000 prosecutors disagreed with him. Rosenstein just said “we have a lot more than 1000 former prosecutors.” He said that while they did not know the full record, he did. Hirono cut him off again. Rosenstein said it was unfair. “Nobody was in favor of prosecution.”

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    • Nessie509 says:

      She’s prepping for the BIG REVEAL to get Obama and the Democrats off the hook.
      “FBI went rouge!”
      Obama had no idea what was going on. It’s not a scandal if there was a few bad actors.
      Nothing to see; move on.

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  11. tozerbgood8315 says:

    “So… Mr. Ratsenstein… about that time you volunteered to wear a wire with the President…”

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  12. FreyFelipe says:

    Ask him no questions and he will tell you no lies.

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Mr e man says:

      Also, the situation was not a normal, everyday, run of the mill situation. This was spying on an American citizen number 1, but also spying on an opposition political campaign during an election, with media leaks that disparage the opposition candidate.

      That is an extraordinary situation that should require additional due diligence to avoid exactly what did happen. I am not buying it. This guy is a liar or a moron.

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  14. Tl Howard says:

    Well, we all had to know that when RR agreed to testify and when had no attorney next to him that he knew the panel was NOT going to make him a fall guy and that he would not be in any criminal trouble.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Which means, of course, that AG Barr and RR are making McCabe the guy. Or, in the end, Comey.
      Dems don’t care as long as Obama and JoJo aren’t linked to McCabe/Comey.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Its the SOG (Some Other Guy) defence.
        Its being used now for “the court of public opinion”, which wouldalso include any potential jury pool.

        When you have multiple defendants, each with a seperate trial and jury, each points the finger at the other/others.

        “NOT me, it was him/them!”

        For each jury, this creates ‘reasonable doubt’ and if executed right, potentially ALL walk.

        The answer is to try them ALL, in one trial, with ONE Jury, and charge with CONSPIRACY to, but such an option is not available “in the court of public opinion”, especially when the ‘prosecutors'(Republicans) are so obviously colluding with the ‘Defence'(the Democrats) to insure ‘aquittal’in the court of public opinion.

        Once you peak behind the curtain of the Uniparty, and truly SEE, you can NOT unsee it.

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        • WSB says:

          That is it Dutch. We need the 30k foot view and one trial for Conspiracy.

          Indicting for strategies and tactics will never work. And the Uniparty knows it.

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          • Dutchman says:

            They damn good and well know it, which is why they are conducting these hearings in the way they are.

            You know how all these scumbags are so confident?

            Its because they KNOW Republicons are participating in, and supporting blocking any accountability.

            They figure they have it ‘wired’,
            Its called “protection” when the crooks have the cops, prosecutors and judges in their ‘pocket’, and these guys all know they have it wired.

            And, they HAD it wired, from day one, or they NEVER would have attempted it in the first place.

            Which means, REPUBLICONS were in on it, from day one.

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            • Mr e man says:

              “They damn good and well know it.”

              They sure do and they know the workings of the swamp and how to deal with it.These scum also know how to lie. They deal with it everyday in their careers. They know what to say and what not to say, and use their swamp knowledge and political and media contacts to subvert the system.

              Meanwhile, they are potentially 5 months away from getting away with it. No one will turn before then. If Trump loses, they win. If Trump wins, they will have to stall and obfuscate for 4 more years.

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              • Dutchman says:

                My HOPE is that WHEN PDJT wins, they will realise the jig is up, and flee the exposing sunlight like rats leaving a,sinking ship.

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                • Tess from Philly says:

                  How do you see him winning? If these guys are all in on it (and they obviously are), then they’ll all be in on the vote fraud too. It’s over. God save us all.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Well, the same guys were “all in on it” in 2016, and he/we won.
                  The same guys, have been ‘all in on’ the ongoing coverup, and lack of accountability for what Sundance calls “the small group”, and while there has yet to be any accountability, the coup HAS been exposed.
                  3 years ago, when Sundance began writing about the ‘soft coup’ he was a lone voice in the Wilderness; no longer.

                  In 2016, PDJT was an unknown quantity, as a politician. Now, its “Promises made, promises kept”.

                  There was very little “Blexit” or “#walkaway” prior to 2016 election.
                  Now, millions have run away from Democrat party.

                  Ballot cheating works, when the electorate is CLOSE to evenly divided. It can’t work, when you have 60/40 or 70/30. Simply can’t overcome such a lead.

                  On Blexit and Walkaway, bear in mind every lifelong Dem voter, who switches, effectively counts as TWO votes; both one less for THEM, and one more for US.

                  So, while I echo your “God save us all”, I am cautiously optimistic.
                  The flop sweat, panic and obvious desperation of our enemies tells us they fear they will NOT be able to beat him by cheating.

                  Otherwise there would be no need for the shampeachment face plant, for instance.

                  And, just as every OTHER plan of theirs, in the fullness of time HAS failed, and only exposed their perfidy, thereby discrediting them and gaining PDJT credibility, so it will continue.

                  Just their arrogance, and insulting our intelligence by putting up sleepy joe, says it all. Really, ….THATS the BEST ya got???

                  They have worked, consistently to break down PDJT’s support, and it has only grown.

                  So, take heart, and don’t lose faith.
                  We got this.

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            • WSB says:

              True! Now, how to break the dam? Sudney Powell for SC?

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              • Dutchman says:

                FIRST, the Flynn case MUST be resolved, either including any lawsuit against the U.S. Gov.,….or another lawyer must handle.
                Then, as is traditional after the election, all cabinet officials including Wray are asked to submit letters of recognition, with POTUS asking some to stay on.
                Wray and Barr not amongst those asked to stay. Then appoint Grennell acting AG, and nominate Sidney as AG.
                Once she’s confirmed, appoint Grennel acting FBI director, and appoint,…..well, there is such a lot of housecleaning to do there, maybe take awhile on that one.

                I don’t know whether you meant Special Council but assuming you did,…it WOULD be interesting to see a Special Council investigation done the way its supposed to, but I think with the right person as AG, uneccesary.
                And Sidney is EXACTLY the right person, but lets see what happens,….

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                • WSB says:

                  Agreed. The Flynn case is the fulcrum. Thus the panic. And I believe this must be done before the election season starts. This is the problem. Every rat is trying to delay until Labor Day.

                  And double yes, Sidney as Special Counsel, with five patriots for maybe $5 to $10M within 8 to 12 weeks?

                  After all, we already have the evidence.

                  😉

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Don’t know that I like SC, I think as AG she COULD clean up and out, the DOJ.
                  She KNOWS, and has been a lone voice in the wilderness, against what she calls “Prosecutorial Terrorism”.
                  The problem is NOT that the DOJ can’t investigate itself, which would require a SC, its that it WON’T, cause the leadership at the top, (Barr and his goof friend,Wray) have NO desire, no WILL to do so.

                  Sidney has the,WILL aplenty, as well as detirmination and grit.
                  And, she KNOWS,…

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                • WSB says:

                  Yes, but Sidney would never be confirmed by the Senate.

                  As SC, she can be appointed and uncover a lot in a short amount of time.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  After Nov, A lot of things will change. The advantage of the second term is, you don’t have to weigh the effect of your actions on reelection.

                  Most POTUS’s have felt and used that. Obummer used his phone and pen.

                  PDJT HAS sparred with McConnell. I recall early tweets imploring Mitch to revoke fillibuster rule, for instance.

                  But, after Nov he can get more aggressive, in forcing issues with Mitch, like on appointments.

                  So, my point is never say never. Sidney is THE person, qualified to be A.G., at THIS time.

                  Perhaps his staff, tells Mitchs staff,…either confirm Sidney, or PDJT will take over running the DOJ personally, and appoint Sidney as his personal advisor which requires no confirmation.

                  Or, he could always appoint Grennell as acting,…lol.

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                • WSB says:

                  Ha! Yes, sic Ric…and everyone suddenly falls into line!

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I think its POSSIBLE after election, we may see a lot of Republicon Senators retiring,…its a hope.

                  Realising the parties over, and better git while the gittings good,…better to retire and spend more time with family, then BE retired, and spend eternity with ancestors?

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        • QCM says:

          Anyone else recall the questioning of Justice Kavanaugh by Senator Graham during his confirmation hearings?

          https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4747307/user-clip-sen-graham-asks-military-tribunals

          Graham asks Kavanaugh military tribunals and the Law of Armed Conflict.

          THAT is how to bring them down!

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          • Dutchman says:

            A # of people HAVE pointed out that Q and A, but I think its a red herring. Nothing has come of it, and I suspect nothing will.
            This, along with the “10’s of 1000’s of sealed indictments’ were pointed at, as part of “Trust the plan”, which turned out to be self-delusion, based on what we WANTED to believe, rather than reality.

            And, I admit for awhile I was taken in by this,…but its b.s. distraction. IMHO

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            • QCM says:

              Nothing has come of it YET.

              Sealed indictments I believe are a result of the ANTIFA mapping that has been going on for a while now.

              I think we are about to find out.

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  15. Mortimer says:

    Based only on what has already been made public, a 10 year old could see what really happened in this whole Spygate-Mueller scam.

    Yet these highly paid crooks (Repubs) sit there and pretend as if they don’t see any of it.

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  16. nojuanimportante says:

    Missed it. Judging from by skimming through comments, this was yet another disappointment.

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      That it precisely was Nojauan. Hell of a coincidence maybe, but about 15 mins. in every one of our 5 German Sheps up and went outside together with the 5 mo. old (today) yungin’ picking up the rear. One behind the other. A first.

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  17. California Joe says:

    I posted this earlier:

    I have worked a hundred major federal investigations and death with dozens of federal prosecutors and chiefs at the US Attorney’s Office. Trust me when I say: THEY READ EVERYTHING! EVERY LINE. THEY WANT TO SEE EVERY DOCUMENT, EVERY BANK STATEMENT, EVERY WIRE TRANSFER, EVERY CANCELED CHECK….and at no time did I ever investigate THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

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    • William the Comptroller says:

      It always amazes me that Congressman will complain that doing part of their job will take away from another “important” matter facing the country (it is a bipartisan excuse). I thought these elected officials were all “SuperBrilliant” Ivy-Leaguers with SuperSmartSciency Staffs who could multitask and actually do several things at once or at least divide up into teams. Heck, are only 10 Congressmen out of 437 actually working? Or just 5 Senators out of 100 ??? It is not like they actually read the bills that their pet lobbyists compose FOR them during their exhausting 3-day work-week (with 12 weeks of vacation)….

      I thought it was rich that Klubber Klobuchar was piping up on the Floyd Brown tragedy when she had MADE the decision to NOT take a direct prosecutorial role in Officer Chauvin’s earlier shooting incident and pawn it off to a grand jury (and then lie about her “role” 3 days ago).

      Too bad the GOP did not hammer the obvious questions of the 25th Amendment/wire-wearing scandal or accompanying Anthrax-boy Mueller to see Trump the day before where Mueller “accidently” left behind his cellphone (or was it the fifth of Tanqueray that made him foggy from the night before?) in the Oval Office begging for a FBI job. No mention on why Mueller should NOT have been selected, Special Counsel regulation, since he was FRIENDS with Comey, having Comey’s job before Comey was in it, and costing Massachusetts taxpayers $100,000,000 in lawsuit fees paid to the Boston mobsters illegally kept (and dying) in prison in the Bulger scandal in the 1990s…..or the $5,600,000 decision in his hounding of Dr. Hatfield and messed up anthrax fiasco in 2001-2. Both legal issues for which he NEVER publicly apologized for.

      Of course if this was an admiralty case of where a captain (Rosenstein) ran a carrier into the Golden Gate Bridge support and sank it and collapsed the bridge killing thousands, would the admirals on the board excuse Capt. Rosenstein for blaming the navigational error on the lowly navigator and for not looking at the chart himself on the bridge…or using his own eyeballs to look out the window to see the support tower that he has seen many times before sailing into that harbor???

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      • Mr e man says:

        I saw Cruz on CSPAN right after the Rosenstain hearing.He was making a big Floyd speech. Did he not fully prepare for Rosenstain because he was working on his riot speech?

        The guy right in the middle of the Special Counsel scam and no one laid a finger on him when they had a chance to question him after so much more is known.

        Just like Hillary got through 16 hours of Benghazi testimony and the outcome was she did nothing wrong.

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  18. Moe Grimm says:

    Looks like Rosenstein is done? This was WEAK. Anyway my CTH Brothers and Sisters I submit for our collective comic relief pending Kayleigh Mac issuing another ass kicking to the WHPC Kamikaze Air Wing, this from the good folks at AoS. http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387578. On the cult marx menu today? Hawaiian shirts.

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  19. owtolunch says:

    Rosnstein invoked the age old management conundrum regarding “responsibility, accountability, authority… and blame”…

    No one takes or assumes it but a real leader… 99% just defer to someone or something else and obfuscate.. True leaders know where the “buck stops” and they take direct action to alleviate the problems.

    Today’s management consultants have unending diatribes and definitions for these terms that allow any combination and thus give the failures a way out depending upon which set of definitions they wish choose. Rosenstein is adept a making the choices for the situation. It is always someone else’s fault or failure..

    It is a bureaucratic finger pointing game used by those who do not want to stand up and accept that “the buck stops here”…. it is the ultimate “not my job” – I delegated that job to someone else…you can’t blame me for that….

    the five year olds statement.. “I didn’t do it”

    For our Senate to accept such behavior places them all in the same boat.

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  20. boogywstew says:

    I’ve forever been curious about Rod Rosenstein’s comment: “You want me to wear a wire?” Was that a statement of expressed disbelief or him making an offer? Just reading that in a transcript tells nothing.

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    • Old Lady says:

      Rod “The Wire” Rosenstein. You’d think one of the Senators would have asked that question and brought up Baker’s testimony regarding this and asked who lied. Since Baker was under oath, and The Wire was not, I’m going with Baker.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Still … if all Baker did was repeat what Rosenstein said, verbatim, than we need more than that. Was RR making an offer or shocked that someone would even ask him to? Did he repeat the question back at the person asking to be sure he heard it correctly? Similar to this: RR: “Let me get this straight … YOU want me to wear a wire!?

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        • Old Lady says:

          Had that been the context, Baker’s testimony would likely have reflected that someone else had asked Rod to wear a wire? His performance today does not impress me, and I can’t cut him any slack, sorry!

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  21. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    T1,
    You put your finger on it. They are Clyde Suckfingering this “interogation”.

    I know I am a broken record on this, but this is up to Durham, Jensen, and AG Barr. They are the only legal avenue to restore the rule of law.

    Barr should ask himself this question; “If we don’t prosecute, then what happens with the millions of patriots who have followed the rules for decades?”

    Some of us will defend the republic and restore the constitution’s rule of law. You can bet your ass it will happen, so choose wisely AG Barr.

    Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor.

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    • jx says:

      Members of the DOJ have committed the most heinous crime imaginable. They are completely incapable of prosecuting their own. The States will have to step in, the Federal government is out of control.

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      • WSB says:

        Sidney Powell for Special Prosecutor.

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        • William the Comptroller says:

          Need Tom Fitton to double-team with her. If anything, the bonus would be in the end that if they were to get Brennan/Clapper/Obama/Hillary sitting at the defense table and they started to obfuscate or spin or lie again, Fitton would spring up from his chair in righteous indignation, leap over the dais desk in a single bound, then flip the heavy wooden defense table aside and then choke out the rat in a headlock with his massive 28″ cobras, Brotherrrrr! That would be awesome! C-SPAN viewership would quadruple!

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  22. rjones99 says:

    Why doesnt someone force him to really throw FBI under the bus. RR, why did McCabe lie to you? Why was none of the crucial info shared with you? What was their objective? Are they traitors? Liars? Human scum?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tl Howard says:

      Remember–he’s Frank Burns. That is what Frank Burnses do.

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    • owtolunch says:

      His easy response would be “I don’t know what he was thinking.”

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    • Ken Lawson says:

      Not only would those questions not fly (the left would be screaming that they’re asking for an opinion not facts and chances are the chairman would shut down the line of questioning. In addition, most (that’s MOST) of the Republicans in the Senate (and the House) are GOP establishment and they wouldn’t go there. They are only on our side when they have to be. They would like to be rid of Trump and take the country back to where it used to be.

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  23. Russ says:

    Why don’t we have the 24x7x365 bare knuckled street fighters like they do? Seems like we are always vastly outnumbered in that category.

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  24. This is nothing but a freak show. We can’t even arrest rioters and looters. How the hell are we going to arrest these clowns? Tick toc my ass.

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  25. MB says:

    This amounted to a modified limited hangout. It let Graham and company encourage RR to point fingers at the FBI in what (given the already proven wrongdoing) amount so to bureaucratic infighting, while avoiding forcing Rosenstein to have a deep dive on Mueller, his staff, the scope memos… all of which RR cant pass the buck on. His signature is on those items, he should have been forced to explain his deliberations. Why did he approve a Logan Act investigation in the scope memo? What conversations surrounded that? Didnt that set off huge alarm bells?

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  26. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • WSB says:

      That should be criminal.

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      • Mr e man says:

        It’s just Democrats stealing an election.That is not criminal. It is responsible behavior to save our country from the evil Republicans who want Americans to work. It’s their honorable duty.

        They should get medals and Pulitzers.

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        • WSB says:

          Please remember there are two parties but they ain the Republicans and Democrats.

          It is between Us and them…in DC. Repubs and Dims in DC are on the same side to stay in power.

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    • Summer says:

      That’s because they were not investigating any crime, they were investigating Trump, a person, in hopes of finding anything that could be labeled crime (fishing expedition), planning entrapment, covering up Obama’s administration crimes and assisting with creation of a false narrative for the Democrats.

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  27. gsonFIT says:

    Rosenstein made one thing pretty clear. Justice is really not the end goal of DOJ/FBI. They are all looking for a promotion or a big case or perhaps pushing papers and waiting to retire like DAG RR.

    Lot of people looking out for themselves and not the country.

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  28. sync says:

    “The misconduct in this case was intentional, serious and material. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more serious, more calculated plan of unethical conduct.”

    “Clearly, there seems to be a lack of knowledge about or adherence to the duties of professional responsibility in the halls of the Justice Department.”

    Judge Andrew S. Hanen
    May 19, 2016

    https://www.ipethicslaw.com/federal-judge-orders-doj-prosecutors-to-undergo-formal-ethics-training/

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  29. doofusdawg says:

    Glad Lindsey asked my question… guess his staff reads this site. But nobody asked if Mueller interviewed for fbi gig. That was key given the time frame and the Rosie admission that Mueller team wrote their own scope memo. Mueller had the scope memo when he and Rosie met with Trump the day before he was appointed sc. And nobody asked if the scope was to investigate Russian interference in 2016 election or just Russian interference in Trump campaign. The scope memo language and the title of the final Mueller report don’t match. Seems important.

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  30. Greg Ramsey says:

    Wow. He’s not rogue any longer. The leaders of our military consistently seem different than the rank and file. I respect the heck out of our rank and file but the leaders seem very political – McMasters, Kelly etc.

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    • railer says:

      Esper’s McConnell’s pick for DoD, not Trump’s.

      He’s Swamp and Deep State.

      Trump just threw back the jarhead McConnell first picked and asked for another, and this is what he got. Same-same, without the crayon-eating.

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    • Ken Lawson says:

      I’ve done a lot of business with the military over the years and their leadership is very political. Add to that the fact that Obama cleaned out a lot of the top brass and replaced it with people that supported him and you’ve got a very political leadership. The most solid people are the mid-level officers. They tend to be on America’s side. As for the rank and file, don’t fool yourself. A huge percentage of them are left-leaning. Many of the rank and file went into the military for income and benefits, not to serve America. Under Obama those ranks were increased by many people who supported him. If push came to shove, don’t bet that the majority of the military wouldn’t turn on the citizenry.

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      • mimbler says:

        I agree with what you are saying, but fortunately, at least IMO, the lefties are the rear echelon types, not the guys with the fighting skills and the guns.

        And I by no means meant that all rear echelon are lefties. Far from it. It is just where the people joining for pay an benefits (the lefties) would go.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Esper needs to come visit Atlanta. Maybe he
      can get Shepherd Spinal Center a chance to
      give him a transplant.

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  31. flatlandgoober says:

    We have our John Dean, then? What other rat bastards will emerge?

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  32. iswhatitis says:

    Hmmm.

    Looks like, overall, the purpose of the testimony is to provide theatre for the playing of the “incompetence” card (because, the “complicit” card is the only other option; and, by no means can that one be played).

    Thus, the narrative for us, the public, is that our FBI has incompetence in it, not conspiracy; not coup-plotters. Just good old-fashioned “incompetence”.

    That way, Barr can “justify” saving the institution vs. cleaning it out (because – incompetent employees mean well; and are thus worth saving).

    It’s just more deep-state coverup. The kind of coverup that is used when massive sunlight is close to proving conspiracy – nope, can’t have that – so redirect it to “incompetence”.

    It’s all B.S.

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  33. Rather Not Say says:

    Curious to get more of SD’s take. Several twitterers think this was devastating for McCabe, FBI, Comey, but what I heard was a lot of bureaucratic buck passing. If RR wanted to hammer them, he would have used a lot less passive voice, and named names a lot more frequently. He just didn’t want to be the fall guy, but he was just trying to escape the crosshairs being on him, not put them on the right people for justice to be served.

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    • jx says:

      The only thing was the Mueller team gave Rosenstein team info for August scope letter. IMO, this should have been confirmed since there was some back and forth happening and there may have been confusion.

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  34. Loren says:

    God’s judgement has come to America. In so many ways its over do! God does not suffer fools.

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  35. Lady in Red says:

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  36. T2020 says:

    That was a farce. Lecturing him is not the same as getting the truth from him with questions about facts. Who cares if he’s thirsty. He should be on death row right now. Treasonous b*stard.

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  37. Pew-Anon says:

    Thanks to SD for saving three hours of my life I would have never gotten back.

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  38. I am in a quandary. I don’t know who I would rather see spend the first few years of prison life the same way Andy Dufrane did in Shawshank: Rosenstein or Schiff?

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