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Gregg Jarrett: Why Rosenstein’s departure will help restore the rule of law at the Justice Department
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2019-01-16 23:18:47 UTC
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https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-why-rosensteins-departure-
will-help-restore-the-rule-of-law-at-the-justice-department

Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign in several weeks – soon after
William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as our nation’s next attorney
general – mean that the Justice Department is headed for badly needed
reforms.

Under the failed leadership of fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and
Rosenstein, the department has been operating more like the Department of
Injustice in its handling of the out-of-control and ever-expanding Russia
probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and overseen by Rosenstein.
And that’s only one example of Rosenstein’s misconduct.

Rosenstein has been the de facto attorney general almost since the outset
of the Trump administration. Throughout his tenure, Rosenstein manipulated
and supplanted the feckless Sessions, who served as attorney general in
name only.

At the helm, Rosenstein engineered and presided over signal abuses at the
Justice Department, transforming the rule of law into the rule of
lawlessness.

Rosenstein championed abusive double standards of enforcement and ignored
wrongdoing in his own department and the FBI. Under his leadership,
justice took a back seat to petty partisanship at the Justice Department.

More egregiously, Rosenstein was an active participant in one of dirtiest
tricks perpetrated in modern politics – targeting the president of the
United States without legal cause or evidence.

In May of 2017, Rosenstein volunteered to craft a memorandum to President
Trump citing all the justified reasons that then-FBI Director James Comey
should be fired for usurping the power of the attorney general and
violating Justice Department and FBI rules with impunity.

At the helm, Rosenstein engineered and presided over signal abuses at the
Justice Department, transforming the rule of law into the rule of
lawlessness.

When the president adopted the recommendation and sacked Comey,
Rosenstein’s memo became public. Furious that Democrats were blaming him
for Comey’s firing, Rosenstein reportedly sought retribution by proposing
to secretly record the president in an attempt to gain some damaging
information about him.

According to The New York Times, Rosenstein suggested that he and others
wear hidden devices to record their conversations with President Trump and
discussed recruiting Cabinet members to remove Trump in the spring of 2017
under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

The 25h Amendment says the vice president and a majority of Cabinet
members can declare the president is “unable to discharge the powers and
duties of his office” and remove him. It was adopted in 1967 to deal with
a president incapacitated as a result of a health crisis – like a stroke
or serious wounds received in an assassination attempt.

The amendment was never designed to allow what would amount to a palace
coup.

Later, three top FBI officials confirmed various elements of Rosenstein’s
efforts to remove Trump from office and overturn the results of the 2016
presidential election. Rosenstein has consistently resisted requests by
Congress to question him about his actions.

But that’s not all. When Comey filched presidential memos and leaked parts
of them to the media for the sole purpose of triggering a special counsel
to investigate President Trump, Rosenstein eagerly capitulated by
appointing Comey’s long-time ally, colleague and friend, Robert Mueller,
to become the special counsel.

Rosenstein acted in clear defiance of regulations governing the
appointment of a special counsel when he appointed Mueller to investigate
Russia’s interference in our 2016 president election and unproven
allegations that the Trump presidential campaign may have worked with
Russia.

I discuss this in detail in my book “The Russia Hoax.” But in a nutshell,
there are three key reasons that explain why Rosenstein acted improperly
and without justification to create the special counsel position filled by
Mueller.

First, since Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation,
there was no conflict of interest. A special counsel can only be created
when such a conflict exists.

Second, at the time Mueller was appointed to lead the Russia
investigation, it was a counterintelligence probe – not a criminal
investigation. There is no provision in the law to appoint special
counsels to investigate counterintelligence matters.

Third, when Mueller was appointed there was no evidence of a suspected
crime, as required in order to appoint a special counsel.

As an experienced federal prosecutor, Rosenstein should have known he had
no grounds to appoint a special counsel. But that didn’t stop him from
giving Mueller extremely broad authority to investigate matters that are
not necessarily even criminal.

Clearly, the authorization order creating the special counsel position was
defective, inasmuch as it did not set forth the prescribed “specific
factual statement” of a defined crime.

On top of all this, Mueller ignored his own conflicts of interest in
accepting the special counsel position. He then assembled a team of
partisans as his staff, some of whom had direct and compromising ties to
Trump’s election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

And if all this wasn’t enough the invalidate Mueller’s appointment and his
investigation, there’s still more.

Having authored the memo advocating the termination of Comey, Rosenstein
became a “fact witness” in any potential, albeit specious, obstruction of
justice case against President Trump. Indeed, he was interviewed as such
by the special counsel.

Yet, unbelievably, Rosenstein continued to preside over the very case in
which he is a witness. This violates federal regulations and the Code of
Professional Responsibility that dictates the conduct of lawyers. It also
violates plain commonsense.

Think of it this way: If Rosenstein lied in his testimony before the
special counsel, only he would be empowered to decide whether to prosecute
himself. This is a ludicrous and unjust scenario and an absolutely blatant
conflict of interest.

In order to avoid such conflicts, prosecutors are required to disqualify
themselves from involvement in any case in which they are a witness. But
Rosenstein ignored that requirement and refused to disqualify himself.

In addition, Rosenstein refused to produce numerous documents lawfully
subpoenaed by Congress. His obstruction was compounded by the very nature
and content of the records sought. Some of them dealt with Rosenstein’s
own suspected misconduct.

Rosenstein affixed his signature to the final Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act warrant application to spy on a Trump campaign associate,
reportedly without sufficient or verified evidence and in defiance of the
rules governing such secret court orders.

Evidence was concealed and the judges were deceived. Yet, Rosenstein has
continued to resist the surrender of these documents. What exactly is he
hiding?

The departure of Rosenstein from the Justice Department is long overdue.
He surely knew his days were numbered since the moment William Barr was
nominated by the president.

Having served once before as attorney general, Barr has a distinguished
record as an excellent lawyer who cares deeply about the rule of law and
its equal enforcement. Under that standard, Rosenstein would have lasted
in his job about an hour, or maybe less.

Rosenstein badly damaged the reputation of the Justice Department with his
disgraceful conduct. Barr is expected to move swiftly to rectify the
destruction wrought by the deputy attorney general and by Sessions.

Once Barr becomes attorney general, politically motivated decision-making
will be banished. Corrupt tactics will be halted. Restoring the integrity
and credibility of the Justice Department – once a great law enforcement
institution – will not happen overnight, but it will be Barr’s enduring
challenge in the months ahead.
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Miloch
2019-01-16 23:45:14 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-why-rosensteins-departure-
will-help-restore-the-rule-of-law-at-the-justice-department
Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign in several weeks – soon after
William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as our nation’s next attorney
general – mean that the Justice Department is headed for badly needed
reforms.
Heh!!......

Gregg Jarrett...same idiot who calls for the disbanding of the FBI

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25902659/fox-news-disband-fbi-donald-trump-gregg-jarrett/

Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett just called for the FBI to be disbanded over
reports that they are investigating Trump

"Frankly, it's time that it be halted in its tracks, reorganized and replaced"

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Pills possible factor in Fox News anchor's arrest

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/usanow/2014/05/22/fox-news-anchor-arrested/9427551/

According to the Star-Tribune, the police report also said that Jarrett, at one
point, became increasingly agitated and swore as the arresting officer as fire
department personnel began evaluating his medical condition.

As the officer was trying to re-handcuff the newsman, Jarrett allegedly grabbed
the officer's arm. Struggling to get Jarrett cuffed, other officers helped
subdue the inmate, who was then driven to jail in downtown Minneapolis, the
newspaper reports.

A Fox News spokeswoman said Jarrett, who has not been on the air since
mid-April, is dealing with "serious personal issues" and his return to the air
has yet to be determined.



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BeamMeUpScotty
2019-01-17 15:10:40 UTC
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Post by Miloch
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-why-rosensteins-departure-
will-help-restore-the-rule-of-law-at-the-justice-department
Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign in several weeks – soon after
William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as our nation’s next attorney
general – mean that the Justice Department is headed for badly needed
reforms.
Heh!!......
Gregg Jarrett...same idiot who calls for the disbanding of the FBI
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25902659/fox-news-disband-fbi-donald-trump-gregg-jarrett/
Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett just called for the FBI to be disbanded over
reports that they are investigating Trump
"Frankly, it's time that it be halted in its tracks, reorganized and replaced"
-----
Pills possible factor in Fox News anchor's arrest
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/usanow/2014/05/22/fox-news-anchor-arrested/9427551/
According to the Star-Tribune, the police report also said that Jarrett, at one
point, became increasingly agitated and swore as the arresting officer as fire
department personnel began evaluating his medical condition.
As the officer was trying to re-handcuff the newsman, Jarrett allegedly grabbed
the officer's arm. Struggling to get Jarrett cuffed, other officers helped
subdue the inmate, who was then driven to jail in downtown Minneapolis, the
newspaper reports.
A Fox News spokeswoman said Jarrett, who has not been on the air since
mid-April, is dealing with "serious personal issues" and his return to the air
has yet to be determined.
Since when is Medical treatment mandatory, and why is his becoming
agitated over it a police issue?
Was he convicted of anything? Are you putting the cart before the horse
as you did with TRUMP being guilty of a crime? Since when were police
the deciders of what someone is guilty of?
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That's Karma

Liberals are devoid of any conscience and doing good without a
conscience is as bad as doing evil without a conscience.
Miloch
2019-01-18 02:10:49 UTC
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Post by BeamMeUpScotty
Post by Miloch
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-why-rosensteins-departure-
will-help-restore-the-rule-of-law-at-the-justice-department
Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign in several weeks – soon after
William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as our nation’s next attorney
general – mean that the Justice Department is headed for badly needed
reforms.
Heh!!......
Gregg Jarrett...same idiot who calls for the disbanding of the FBI
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25902659/fox-news-disband-fbi-donald-trump-gregg-jarrett/
Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett just called for the FBI to be disbanded over
reports that they are investigating Trump
"Frankly, it's time that it be halted in its tracks, reorganized and replaced"
-----
Pills possible factor in Fox News anchor's arrest
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/usanow/2014/05/22/fox-news-anchor-arrested/9427551/
According to the Star-Tribune, the police report also said that Jarrett, at one
point, became increasingly agitated and swore as the arresting officer as fire
department personnel began evaluating his medical condition.
As the officer was trying to re-handcuff the newsman, Jarrett allegedly grabbed
the officer's arm. Struggling to get Jarrett cuffed, other officers helped
subdue the inmate, who was then driven to jail in downtown Minneapolis, the
newspaper reports.
A Fox News spokeswoman said Jarrett, who has not been on the air since
mid-April, is dealing with "serious personal issues" and his return to the air
has yet to be determined.
Since when is Medical treatment mandatory, and why is his becoming
agitated over it a police issue?
Was he convicted of anything? Are you putting the cart before the horse
as you did with TRUMP being guilty of a crime? Since when were police
the deciders of what someone is guilty of?
You seem to never get tired of WINNING with Trump...do ya, ScottKins!?

...and in the meantime, FBI agents are working without pay...

Morale is "horrible" as law enforcement agents go without pay during shutdown

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/morale-is-horrible-law-enforcement-agents-fbi-without-pay-partial-government-shutdown/





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Bill Rozier
2019-01-16 23:49:51 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-why-rosensteins-departure-
will-help-restore-the-rule-of-law-at-the-justice-department
Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein
Fucking bullshit. Rosenstein has been by the book and has acted entirely
appropriately.
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