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Saturday, July 14, 2018

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources -- putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in fact, had the impeachment document on the floor of the House at the very moment that Rosenstein spoke to reporters and TV cameras Friday.

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After a daylong grilling Thursday of FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok -- whom Republicans have accused of bias in the Russia probe -- Goodlatte said he blamed Rosenstein for limiting Strzok's ability to reveal details of his work.

"Rosenstein, who has oversight over the FBI and of the Mueller investigation is where the buck stops," he [Goodlatte] said. "Congress has been blocked today from conducting its constitutional oversight duty."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-13 05:03 PM | Reply

"Congress has been blocked today from conducting its constitutional oversight duty."

Womp womp.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-13 05:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

If these people want to nail Rosenstein they'd better hurry before that door closes and severs their fingers.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-13 05:44 PM | Reply

of course they would

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-13 06:54 PM | Reply

Congress was blocked from concocting a narrative to suit their purposes.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-13 06:58 PM | Reply

These turdblossoms are totally complicit in Trumpumlican obstruction.

Scared to death they must be.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-07-13 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#6

At some point we'll need to take a close look at their finances because they behave as if bought off.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-13 08:30 PM | Reply

they behave as if bought off.

#7 | POSTED BY ZED

They are behaving just like Russian co-conspirators. Why on Gawds Green Earth would any American keep trying to undermine and obstruct a duly authorized investigation. Especially since it is providing indictments and guilty pleas. And an insight into how the Russian Government attacked us.

There is something terribly wrong with this picture.

So yes, they definitely should be investigated, too.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-13 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

GOP super PAC linked to Paul Ryan used illegally hacked material against Democratic House candidates: report

The New York Times reports The Congressional Leadership Fund used info leaked by Russian hackers in campaign ads

www.salon.com

Two GOP House members who used hacked material in their campaigns and who were part of the sheet show yesterday are Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-13 08:59 PM | Reply

Oh, yeah, and then there's also this (from above link):

"Citing "senior administration officials," The New York Times reported last week that U.S. intelligence agencies have determined with a high degree of confidence that Russian operatives also hacked the RNC but didn't release whatever material they stole. Republicans have vehemently denied the report."

Which means Putin, and hence Trump, may have kompromat on a number of GOP politicians.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-13 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#9 I guess it's not so simple as the GOP are shameless partisan whores.

They're shameless power hungry whores who used stolen info sourced by a foreign adversary. It's self preservation for them.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-13 09:55 PM | Reply

"who used stolen info sourced by a foreign adversary."

That theory explains why every one of them lied about all things Russia. There's got to be a central reason they ALL had amnesia.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-07-13 10:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It sounds like their plan was to have so many meetings with the Russians it would trample and obliterate some of the more problematic footprints.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-13 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

About time.

#14 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-07-13 11:37 PM | Reply

Never interrupt an adversary when he is making a mistake.

#15 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-07-14 12:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

About time.

#14 | Posted by sawdust

Figures you'd show up to admit your treasonous beliefs.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-14 12:34 AM | Reply

I hope they try, they will fail.
Mueller is playing poker, the treasonous GOnP is playing UNO.

#17 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-14 12:40 AM | Reply

Does anyone ever wonder just how the Russians could know more about Clinton than we Americans do?
I don't for one minute believe that foreign hacking skills are better than ours.

#18 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-07-14 04:05 AM | Reply

DONNER

"Why on Gawds Green Earth would any American keep trying to undermine and obstruct a duly authorized investigation."

FEAR, Donnerboy ~ overwhelming, all consuming FEAR.

Because life as they know it would be over. POOF, gone!

Tick, tock, tick, tock . . . . waiting for the other shoe to drop.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-14 04:31 AM | Reply

PHESTER

"I don't for one minute believe that foreign hacking skills are better than ours."

They're not . . . but you're asking the wrong question.

Now that Rosenstein has planted the seed of American conspirators, (as yet unnamed) where's that trail going to lead after Roger Stone starts to spill his gut?

Tick, tock, tick, tock.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-14 05:27 AM | Reply

It's really quite disgusting to see Republicans going to such great lengths to tarnish the careers of accomplished, well-meaning law enforcement officers in an attempt to hide, aid and abet foreign attacks on our nation. My only hope is that they have alienated so many people that they wind up in the dustbin as an unfortunate footnote in history.

As a side note, I havw to think that Mueller has indictments of people like Roger Stone, Don Jr., etc just sitting on his desk, and if he gets word that Trump is going to end his investigation he will just file the indictments if he hasn't already. It's one thing to fire Mueller but quite another to wothdraw criminal indictments after America has sesn them.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-14 06:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My only hope is that they have alienated so many people that they wind up in the dustbin as an unfortunate footnote in history.

I'm much more cynical than you are.

His followers are still die hard and thanks to his false news tweetery he's controlling a lot of the narrative.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-14 06:20 AM | Reply

JOE

I'm kinna convinced that the severity of that inquisition had a lot to do with their foreknowledge (from Trump) of the indictments coming down.

A Hail Mary, so to speak, to drive that last nail in the coffin of the FBI while they had the chance.

Obviously they tried to sweat the wrong guy but they gave it the ol' college try. The air of desperation and overkill was thick.

#23 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-14 06:31 AM | Reply

"My only hope is that they have alienated so many people that they wind up in the dustbin as an unfortunate footnote in history."

They alienated Rosenstein with their attack on the FBI. BIG MISTAKE! He clobbered them with a 2 x 4 right between the eyes.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-14 06:41 AM | Reply

Just noticed the headline says "House Conservatives" and not "House Republicans." I guess readers are getting tired of reading about things "Republicans" are doing. I hear from right-wingers there's been a lot of crying wolf about Republicans lately, maybe this is intended to overcome reader fatigue.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-14 07:24 AM | Reply

Ludicrous. Absurd. The only possible motive in to sew more doubts in the minds of gullible Trumpsters.

#26 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-07-14 07:51 AM | Reply

Who wants to prod that camel through the eye of that needle.

#27 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-07-14 08:57 AM | Reply

"Now that Rosenstein has planted the seed of American conspirators, (as yet unnamed) where's that trail going to lead after Roger Stone starts to spill his gut?"

On Monday Trump is going to meet with an unnamed Russian conspirator, i.e., Putin, because there is no way all those Russian intel hackers carried out their operation without his orders. Think about that.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-14 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#21 ... It's really quite disgusting to see Republicans going to such great lengths to tarnish the careers of accomplished, well-meaning law enforcement officers in an attempt to hide, aid and abet foreign attacks on our nation. ...

[emphasis mine]

Worth repeating. Especially the "abet" part.

 

#29 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-14 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

House Conservatives are tacit RUSSIAN AGENTS by proxy.

Who quote scriptures in Congress, their ID.

#30 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-14 10:21 AM | Reply

In reality, what we are dealing with today is just the continuation of Watergate. Republicans quit caring about ethics and even legality way back then, nothing has changed since. Realize, it was common knowledge that Nixon blew up the Paris Peace Talks before he was even elected because a peace in Vietnam would have insured his opponents victory in 1968. When they did that they quit being Americans and became mafia-like thugs and that is what they have been ever since. There are millions of Americans who aren't thugs but who do vote for thugs because of the things the Democratic Party represents, things like women's rights, civil rights, gay rights, transgender rights. Without bigotry the Republican Party would be small and insignificant. Without illegal practices we wouldn't have ever had to tolerate and deal with the consequences of the last two Republican Presidents, many Republican Senators and Congressmen. The Republican Party is a crime family.

#31 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-14 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


@#28 ... On Monday Trump is going to meet with an unnamed Russian conspirator, i.e., Putin, because there is no way all those Russian intel hackers carried out their operation without his orders. Think about that. ...

I've updated my timeline with the information from the indictment. ...

3/24/2016 - A professor introduced George Papadopoulos to a supposed Putin relative to discuss possible US - Russian ties under a Pres Trump.

4/29/2016 - The professor tells George Papadopoulos that Russia has thousands of emails with dirt on fmr Sec of State Clinton. So at this point, the Trump campaign knows about Russia having the emails.

7/27/2016 - Candidate Trump utters his "Russia if you're listening" request. Afterwards, possibly realizing, or being told, that his request was not good, candidate Trump changes it to "Russia or any other country..." in a tweet.

7/27/2016 - The July 13, 2018 indictment says that later this day, Russian operatives "attempted after-hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton's personal office," referring to a tactic used to target computer users with fake emails containing malware. The Russians also began an effort this day to target 76 Clinton campaign email accounts, the indictment said.


Now it looks even more interesting to me

#32 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-14 11:03 AM | Reply

Conservatives want to impeach the guy who is handling the investigation of the most corrupt President in history. Tell me everything I need to know about all of them, every DR poster who supports them, every person I know who still supports Trump. You people, all of you, should renounce your citizenship because you are not really Americans. Russia will welcome you with open arms, what are you waiting for?

#33 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-14 11:40 AM | Reply


@#10 ... Which means Putin, and hence Trump, may have kompromat on a number of GOP politicians. ...

Hmmmm... the plot thickens...

#34 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-14 11:53 AM | Reply

Conservatives want to impeach the guy who is handling the investigation of the most corrupt President in history. Tell me everything I need to know about all of them, every DR poster who supports them, every person I know who still supports Trump. You people, all of you, should renounce your citizenship because you are not really Americans. Russia will welcome you with open arms, what are you waiting for?

#33 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-07-14 11:40

BINGO! Well stated Danni! These asshats have chosen politcal party over country.
Some even come to the defense of Putin. I'm willing to bet some of these "traitors" are already in Russia, probably more than we realize.

#35 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-14 04:54 PM | Reply

The Republican Party is a crime family.

Danni

Republican Russian Crime Family, fixed it for you.

#36 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-14 05:41 PM | Reply

Moderate republicans are likely fed up with the shenanigans of Trump and republicans in congress. Moderates have their tax cuts and conservative supreme court majority so there is less reason to hew the party line. As evidenced by wins in special elections, dems in swing districts are likely to do well as long as they aren't to far to the left.

If dems take back any chamber of congress this fall, there will be no end to the investigations, subpoenas and contempt citations. By that time, Mueller will probably have issued indictments identifying American conspirators as well as any members of congress or PACs that received democratic documents that were stolen by the Russians. At that point, things will really come to a boil.

It is unlikely that the congress will pass any legislation and any legislation that gets passed will be vetoed by Trump; even MUST pass legislation. Must pass legislation, vetoed by Trump, will require a degree of cooperation that will be nearly impossible given the slim majorities likely to prevail in the House and Senate. At that point, Trump will be at his strongest because congress is paralyzed.

As bleak as the outlook is if dems don't win either the House or the Senate this fall, it is even worse if they do.

#37 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-07-15 06:45 AM | Reply

Wow, you guys are sooooo desperate for some bad news about the GOP that you will believe anything.

Gowdy rules out Rosenstein impeachment

"Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday ruled out the possibility of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying there is not enough support for his ouster.

"Impeach him for what?" Gowdy said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "No."

So much DRama, so little time.

#38 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-15 10:17 PM | Reply

"Wow, you guys are sooooo desperate for some bad news about the GOP that you will believe anything... ."

RoC, knock it off. This thread is about some folks in the Freedom Caucus wanting to impeach Rosenstein and drawing up the paperwork to do so. Those are the facts, not fake news. Even if there is no chance that they will be successful in their attempt to impeach him, talking about wanting to serves their purposes very well as a PR stunt if nothing else as it gives their base more reasons to think the Mueller investigation is tainted. The Freedom Caucus drawing up the paperwork to impeach Rosenstein and taking it to the House floor is "So much DRama, so little time." Not an article that reports on it.

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-15 10:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Also, and perhaps most significantly, drawing up impeachment papers in the House could very well give Trump the cover/ammo he can use to justify firing Rosenstein. I can just imagine his reasoning now, "Some people have been saying Rosenstein isn't doing a good job and needs to be impeached. I've tried to stay out of this as long as I could, but now I must act. Rosenstein, your fired!"

#40 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-15 10:41 PM | Reply

#49 He'll ramp up to it with, lots of people are telling him Rosenstein is biased and he should go, but he wants to be fair, and give him a chance.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-15 10:56 PM | Reply

Remember the womens march that took place nation wide?

Imagine one three times that size with the singular goal of forcing trumps impeachment before nightfall.

#42 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-15 11:23 PM | Reply

Imagine one three times that size with the singular goal of forcing trumps impeachment before nightfall.

I think Zed just came...

#43 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-15 11:46 PM | Reply

Stupid Russians are about to choke to death on what theyve bitten off.

Ask Japan what its like to face an enraged America.

#44 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-15 11:51 PM | Reply

I think Zed just came...

#43 | POSTED BY FakeLawyer/Joe Dirt

Well, you're the janitor son! Do your job and clean it up!

#45 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-16 02:47 AM | Reply

Putin will order our treasonous President to fire Rosenstein and Mueller because they are now the only one's impeding the total destruction of the existing world order. How long will he wait to do Putin's bidding?

MAGA

#46 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-16 09:26 AM | Reply

Republicans always claim to be America First but once again prove they are Grand Old Party Only.

#47 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-16 11:51 AM | Reply

About time.

#14 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Yes, he should definitely be impeached for following that law. I can see how you would believe that.

#48 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-07-16 12:33 PM | Reply

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