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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose office manages the Russia investigation, is planning to leave the Justice Department shortly after William Barr, the President's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed, a source familiar with his thinking said.

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Well, my guess is that Trump's goose is already fully cooked and Rod is bolting before the real public fricasseeing begins. His insights as an analyst will be quite amazing should he choose to take that route with his immediate future.

Guess we'll find out fairly soon.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-09 08:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Well, my guess is that Trump's goose is already fully cooked

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at

My guess, also. Now we get to see what's more powerful, Trump the Coward or Trump the Desperate.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-09 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Now we get to see what's more powerful, Trump the Coward or Trump the Desperate."

Ooooh, I hope it's a fight to the death!

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-09 11:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Ooooh, I hope it's a fight to the death!" - #3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-09 11:10 AM

Cage match.

After all, this administration has been compared to a WWE event.

#4 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-09 11:14 AM | Reply

With a Big Mac break between rounds.

#5 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-01-09 03:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 | Posted by tonyroma

My guess is he expects to be asked to resign. Trump wants him out. Given that best to get out while the getting is good.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-01-09 05:00 PM | Reply

My guess is that Trump told him that he can go willingly now or he will be fired with Trump/GOP airing all the dirty laundry. Remember, Rosenstein signed off on one of the FISA warrants which used the dossier as fact.

#7 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 07:38 PM | Reply

"...Rosenstein signed off on one of the FISA warrants which used the dossier as fact." - #7 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 07:38 PM

When all else fails, lie.

#8 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-09 07:39 PM | Reply

When all else fails, lie.
#8 | POSTED BY HANS

You seem to have a loose grip on what constitutes a lie, that, and probably reality in general.

Rosenstein signed off on the warrant - FACT
FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT

Hope that helps you become a bit more grounded.

#9 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:09 PM | Reply

FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT*

#9 | Posted by nobiasposter101

*wrong as usual sheeple

www.nbcnews.com

"Mueller's Russia probe wasn't launched because of Carter Page, and the dossier compiled by an ex-spy was only part of the evidence cited to get a warrant."

Keep spreading putin's lies as always comrade.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-09 08:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

When all else fails, lie.
#8 | POSTED BY HANS

You seem to have a loose grip on what constitutes a lie...

#9 | POSTED BY НЕТБИАСАФИША101

Yeah Hans. You see, Comrade плакат's workspace has posters everywhere listing which "facts" he's allowed to promote on behalf of the kremlin.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 09:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT" - #9 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-09 08:09 PM

That isn't a fact (or, in your lexicon, "FACT").

Hope that helps you become a bit more informed.

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-09 09:28 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY NOFACTSPOSTER101

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 09:37 PM | Reply

"FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT"

Not fact:

The so-called dossier formed only a smart part of the evidence used to meet the legal burden of establishing "probable cause" that Page was an agent of Russia.

The released documents contain dozens of pages that are entirely blacked out. People who have read them, including Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, say they contain secret evidence establishing ties between Page and Russians -- evidence that goes beyond what was included in the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele.

www.nbcnews.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-09 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Dayum!

Sheeple's going to have to change his handle again. Might I suggest, "--------------"?

www.youtube.com

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 11:38 PM | Reply

"FISA warrants relied on the dossier"

But not just the dossier. IIRC, the number of pages in the application was 17 more than the length of the dossier.

Also, getting a FISA renewal requires proof of findings during the prior FISA or no renewal.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-10 01:06 AM | Reply

"FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT"
Not fact:
The so-called dossier formed only a smart part of the evidence used to meet the legal burden of establishing "probable cause" that Page was an agent of Russia.
#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-09 10:59 PM

Your evidence bolsters the claim that the FISA warrants relied on the dossier. Notice he didn't say it was the sole source of evidence, but relying on something doesn't mean it is the only source. If I need to take a bus, train, boat and plane to reach my destination, then I'm still relying on a train to reach my destination. If the dossier were used to meet the legal burden for the warrant, then it was relied upon to enable the warrant.

#17 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-01-10 09:25 AM | Reply

"If I need to take a bus, train, boat and plane to reach my destination, then I'm still relying on a train to reach my destination."

You're ignoring the fact the bus, boat, and plane were all headed to the same destination.

And if it was a renewal, there must be new findings from the prior warrant.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-10 09:35 AM | Reply

"If the dossier were used to meet the legal burden for the warrant, then it was relied upon to enable the warrant."

Then a Federal Judge reviewed it and agreed. Thus, most probably the information provided by the dossier is believable and probably even provable.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 09:48 AM | Reply

In truth Avigdore's comments increase the believability of everything we know to be in that dossier.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 09:48 AM | Reply

And if it was a renewal, there must be new findings from the prior warrant. - #18 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-10 09:35 AM

I'm not ignoring anything. The original claim, which people jumped all over, was that the dossier was relied upon for the FISA warrant. A claim which was bolstered by the NBC article explaining that it was, in fact, used to meet the legal burden for the warrant.

#21 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-01-10 11:19 AM | Reply

For how long now and how many times have seen reports that Rosenstein would soon resign/be fired?

I believe this about as much as I have believed the long running reports that the Mueller is near completion of his work

#22 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-01-10 10:53 PM | Reply

#21 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

When, exactly, did "conservative" white people begin distrusting the criminal justice system so much? Also, why do you think the judges who signed off on the FISA warrants would accept "questionable" evidence to support the warrants? The FISA judges are appointed by the Chief Justice (that known liberal Democrat, John Roberts), so they are probably members of the (conservative, originalist) Federalist Society. Unless you think Trump's opposition is conservative Republicans. Actually, that would be a good thing.

#23 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-01-11 10:43 AM | Reply

"I'm not ignoring anything. The original claim, which people jumped all over, was that the dossier was relied upon for the FISA warrant. A claim which was bolstered by the NBC article explaining that it was, in fact, used to meet the legal burden for the warrant."

Original claim:

"FISA warrants relied on the dossier and presented it as a factual document - FACT"

NBC reporting:

"The so-called dossier formed only a smart part of the evidence used to meet the legal burden of establishing "probable cause" that Page was an agent of Russia."

"Relied on" and "formed only a small part of the evidence used" are not the same thing, especially when the retracted portions of the FISA warrant are said to "contain secret evidence establishing ties between Page and Russians -- evidence that goes beyond what was included in the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele."

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-11 10:53 AM | Reply

With the exception of the "pee tapes" (and who really cares about that!), the majority of the dossier has been corroborated by other evidence and testimony.

#25 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-01-11 10:59 AM | Reply

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