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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who had been overseeing the Russia investigation, is expected to leave the Justice Department after President Trump's choice to run the department is confirmed, according to two administration officials. Mr. Rosenstein has been a central figure in the Russia investigation into election interference in 2016 -- both by appointing a special counsel to take over the inquiry and for becoming a target of the president's rage. He had always considered the deputy attorney general job as a two-year stint, one administration official said.


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President Trump plans to install an anti-Mueller stooge as the next Attorney General.


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I think there are sealed indictments, plural, on Donald Trump.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-09 10:19 AM | Reply

He's getting out while the getting's good. Avoiding the likelihood of having to throw himself on his sword to protect the integrity of the DOJ and the Mueller probe.

Also there's this:

"Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Tuesday that the reported pending departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would "raise the stakes" of next week's confirmation hearings for President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr.

Kaine said on CNN's "New Day" that Rosenstein has allowed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to "go forward," adding that he has "deep concern" about what Barr will do.

"William Barr was sending freelance memos to the Trump administration making a case to undercut the Mueller investigation," Kaine said.

"So the deep concern will be if he comes in and Rosenstein is gone, is this just a, you know, preface to either undercutting the investigation or trying to keep the results of it hidden from the American public."

Barr said in the memo that Mueller's investigation is based on a "fatally misconceived" theory, The Wall Street Journal reported in December."


#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 12:01 PM | Reply

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