As Republicans push forward to get answers about potentially criminal activity by a laundry list of Washington elites, a mild-mannered government attorney appears to be the gatekeeper.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has emerged as one of Washington’s most powerful men. He took the Russia probe oversight reins when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. He has stymied the efforts of Congress to gain access to millions of documents on a wide range of topics, including potentially illegal FISA warrants and criminal wrong-doing by FBI officials.
Rosenstein continues to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller carte blanche to attack Pres. Trump associates well outside the bonds of the initial Russian investigation. Many see this unelected government employee as dictating to the people’s representatives and limiting justice as he sees fit.
Justice For Some
As the Rosenstein-run Russia probe expands beyond its scope to salacious issues such as porn star Stormy Daniels and the president’s lawyer, the investigation looks more and more like the “Witch Hunt” Pres. Trump dubbed it on Twitter.
Republicans have called for special probes into the potentially criminal activity of ex-FBI director James Comey, FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, FBI agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page, among others. Congressional hearings and a report by the DOJ’s Inspector General have uncovered significant information about wrongdoing. However, Rod Rosenstein and other DOJ officials continue to deny congressional demands for documents.
Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis has been joined by 10 other House members to insist the DOJ comply and seek fair impartial justice. In a recent statement, the groups says: “Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately.”
Shielding James Comey
It has been widely reported that Comey succumbed to pressure by former A.G. Loretta Lynch to call the Hillary Clinton investigation a “matter” and revised his initial findings to make them appear as if the presidential candidate were not criminally liable.
What has surfaced in recent weeks is that Rosenstein may have possession of several pertinent Comey memos that could prove the lynchpin in gaining criminal indictments. Members of Congress continue to articulate frustration over Rosenstein’s actions as a gatekeeper into the Russia probe and his unwillingness to provide unclassified Comey memos. The fallen FBI boss is said to have created these documents after meetings with Pres. Trump, while spearheading the Russian meddling investigation. They could prove vital to confirming there was no Russian collusion and that Comey repeatedly lied to Congress and the American public.
Protecting Andrew McCabe
Lying to Congress and leaking FBI information are federal crimes punishable by jail time. The DOJ’s Inspector General concluded that the former FBI deputy director did both. The only consequence he faced was losing his full pension due to an 11th-hour firing by A.G. Jeff Sessions. Because everyday Americans are certain they would be behind bars for similar offenses, many believe Washington elites such as McCabe should face justice.
That being said, McCabe also held key documents that were pertinent to the FBI misleading a FISA judge to secure warrants to monitor the Trump campaign. McCabe may have held these damning detailed memos close and they ultimately fell into Rosenstein’s hands. Just like lying to Congress is a felony, so is lying to a federal judge and America has every right to know if crimes were committed by FBI and DOJ officials. Rosenstein continues to slow-walk these true facts.
Although the left continues to claim Andrew McCabe was used as a scapegoat, the facts are that he was involved in a meeting with Stoltz and Page, when the idea of an anti-Trump insurance policy was floated. The information Rosenstein is keeping secret could bring down several high-level Obama Administration officials.
Did Rosenstein Slant Russia Probe Away From Democrats?
From the infamous Loretta Lynch and Pres. Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac to an unprecedented raid on long-time Pres. Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, it appears that Rod Rosenstein has guided the Mueller team toward the president and his associates and away from Obama-era appointees. The pair of lovers, Strzok and Page, are not officially under investigation and maintain secret clearance. They were front and center in the slanted Clinton email investigation.
Directly related to the Russian meddling allegations the Mueller probe has been tasked to investigate, former DOJ lawyer Cally Yates, Comey and McCabe have yet to be cited with violating the civil rights of former Trump associate Carter Page. He was wire tapped after these officials misled a FISA judge.
At the eye of all these political and criminal storms, mild-mannered Rod Rosenstein continues to keep the truth away from Congress and the American people. It may require a contempt of Congress action or firing by the president to bring the truth to light.
~ Conservative Zone