Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is fully ready and prepared to be fired by President Donald Trump in the near future.
NBC News reported: “In those conversations, he has repeated the phrase, “Here I stand,” a reference to Martin Luther’s famous quote, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Coincidentally, former FBI Director James Comey, whom Rosenstein fired, repeated the same phrase to President George W. Bush in a conversation that has been widely reported and that Comey describes in his forthcoming book. One source who spoke to Rosenstein said he seemed fully aware he may soon lose his job and was at peace with the possibility, confident he had done his job with integrity.”
“Here I stand”? Wow. I guess he’s really proud of himself for leading an illegal federal-government jihad against the President of the United States, undermining our democracy in the process.
But here’s the thing. Rosenstein does not have to be fired by President Trump, which would open the president up to accusations by the media that he engaged in some kind of “Saturday Night massacre” scenario. Rather, Rosenstein can be impeached by Congress.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is turning the heat up on rogue members of the DOJ who have refused to submit to a subpoena request for documents pertaining to the Russian collusion investigation.
“I can tell you that we’re not just going to hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Nunes is seeking an unredacted version of the document which was used as a pretense for the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign regarding allegations that aided Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
He has subpoenaed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recently ordered a raid on the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
He also subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for the same documents. Neither Rosenstein or Wray have complied with the subpoena.
He spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on April 10.
“Just the fact that they’re not giving this to us tells me there’s something wrong here,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).
“I can tell you this,” Nunes told Ingraham. “We are going to get the document. So they can either cough [it] up now or it will get really complicated and we’ll have to take all the steps necessary in order to get all the documents.”
“Congress – the legislative brach – we created these agencies. They have the respnsibility to give us documents when we ask for them. We have the appropriate clearances. That’s why the House Intelligence Committee exists. So at the end of the day, we’re gonna win on this, and it’s just a matter of how tough they’re going to make it for Congress to actually do our job.”
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein was behind the effort to grant Robert Mueller permission and supervision to target President Donald Trump.
CNN published the memo that Rosenstein sent to Mueller on August 2, 2016 telling Mueller to go after Paul Manafort in connection with the Russia conspiracy hoax.
Days later, Roger Stone came under scrutiny for allegedly coordinating with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
This point in the election was a period in which the establishment applied intense pressure on Republican nominee Trump to drop out of the race.
Rod Rosenstein worked as a Whitewater prosecutor. In this role, he was in charge of the “FBI Travel Office” case, in which it was found that the Clinton White House illegally seized FBI files from White House travel office employees, including the Clintons’ travel director.
Rosenstein interrogated Hillary Clinton on January 14, 1998, and was seen as responsible for clearing her of potential charges in the case. By that time, Rosenstein had already been picked to work for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Maryland in the Clinton administration. When he applied to the Senate to become deputy attorney general, he falsely stated the dates he worked for Starr’s team, saying he ended his employment with Starr in 1997 (before his friendly 15-minute interrogation of Hillary Clinton).
Why did he falsify his resume to the Senate? More information is coming to light.
Rosenstein’s wife Lisa Barsoomian represented Bill Clinton in the civil case Hamburg v. Clinton filed by Wyoming candidate and political activist Al Hamburg.
That lawsuit was filed on June 11, 1998, just months after Rosenstein helped Hillary Clinton beat the rap in the Travel Office case. The case was terminated on January 25, 1999.