Rosenstein has been a very conflicted deputy attorney general since President Trump assumed office. He appears to be at the nexus of every problematic issue.
Case in point is the Michael Cohen case.
In late August, a report by Michael Goodwin at the NY Post claimed Rod Rosenstein moved the Michael Cohen [Trump’s former personal attorney] case to New York and then forced Trump-appointed U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman to recuse himself. That was prior to the raid on Michael Cohen’s residences and office.
Berman’s recusal left Preet Bharara’s holdover staff in charge of the Cohen case, Goodwin wrote. Bharara is a sworn enemy of the President’s, especially since the President fired him.
ABC News claimed Rosenstein didn’t order it and was merely informed after the fact.
Last Friday, the New York Times reported that Deputy Attorney General Rosensteintein discussed taping President Trump in the Oval Office. The purpose was to oust him by [mis]using the 25th Amendment.
The often-fake New York Times stands by the article based on two months of research.
Rod Rosenstein, the much conflicted Deputy Attorney General has for all intents and purposes taken over the attorney general position. Jeff Sessions is irrelevant.
ROSENSTEIN DENIES IT — SORT OF
Rosenstein denied the accusation but left a lot of wiggle room in his statement.
“I never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false,” Rosenstein said.
He didn’t pursue or authorize doesn’t mean he didn’t consider doing it.
Prior to issuing that statement, Rosenstein dismissed the report as “inaccurate and factually incorrect,” while his allies — including some who heard the comments in question — insisted they were made in jest.
“I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda,” Rosenstein said. “But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes has had a lot of dealings with Rosenstein. He doesn’t see him as a jokester but he and his staff did see a lot of threats[…]
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