Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday, are the equivalent of an attempted coup — a plot to overthrow the president. – Gregg Jarrett, Fox News
FoxNews.com reports that
During a rally in Springfield, Missouri, Friday night, President Trump took aim at the FBI and the Department of Justice, vowing to “get rid of” what he described as “a lingering stench.”
His remarks come amid reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House and enlisting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
Trump did not specifically mention Rosenstein during the rally, who has adamantly denied the accusations.
“Just look at what is now being exposed in our Department of Justice and the FBI. Look at what’s going on,” Trump said. “And I want to tell you, we have great people in the Department of Justice. We have great people. These are people, I really believe, you take a poll, I gotta be at 95 percent. But you got some real bad ones. You’ve seen what’s happened at the FBI. They’re all gone. They’re all gone. They’re all gone. But there’s a lingering stench and we’re going to get rid of that too.”
One Political Pundit wishes to advise the President that fumigating the Halls of Justice might be a bad idea.
According to FoxNews.com,
In the wake of a New York Times report Friday alleging Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made statements about secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment, law Professor Jonathan Turley said it likely put a strain on an already tough White House relationship.
Rosenstein denied the report.
The vice president and a majority of cabinet members would have the power to collectively direct Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to remove Trump under the 1967 amendment.
Turley, of George Washington University, said on “Your World” that there is already a lack of a working relationship between Rosenstein and Trump, and that the president is also on icy terms with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
He said there is also other reports Rosenstein did say such things while meeting with then-Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page, but that he was “joking.”
“Joking about recording the president or having him forcibly removed [from office] does not help their relationship either,” he said.
Noting the upcoming midterm elections, Turley said that if Trump were to respond to the report by conducting a mass firing of DOJ officials, “the optics would be perfectly horrible for the White House.”
However, lets put first things first, shall we?
Gentle Readers, do you remember when Rosenstein appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last summer?
Dep. Director Rosenstein’s smugness in answering the tough questions thrown at him by Rep. Ron DeSantis and others seemed to be the reaction of a professional bureaucrat, not someone interested in “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” to borrow a phrase from the opening of the “Superman” Television Series which I used to watch with my Daddy at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings.
To this day, I remain both disgusted and concerned about a Deputy Attorney General of the DOJ acting as if it was beneath him to answer questions which Congress and the American People have a right to know concerning the attempted interference in the 2016 Presidential Election by Deep State Operatives within our own government.
The Hierarchy of the DOJ, like our municipal police organizations around the nation, are supposed to “serve and protect” the citizens of our great country.
Not themselves and the Democratic Party.
The silly games which Rosenstein and the Hierarchy of the FBI and the Special Counsel which he appointed have been playing for the entirety of the Trump Presidency became old, stale, and unappreciated by the American Public a long time ago.
A Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice repeatedly told members of the House of Representatives that he did not know diddly-squat about the activities of those under him.
And even now, he is allowing those under him to drag their feet in producing the un-redacted documents pertaining to the DOJ/FBI’s Deep State Operation against Candidate Trump which President Trump has ordered to be released.
President Trump is absolutely correct. It is time to begin the process of restoring the System of Checks and Balances to the Three Branches of Government which our Founding Fathers so magnificently created and bequeathed to us.
Certain representatives of the Judicial Branch have decided that they outrank the Legislative and the Executive.
The Founders created all three branches to be servants of the American People.
My friend and fellow writer at SpartaReport.com, Fossten made an excellent point about this situation,
“You know how I know he (Rosenstein) wasn’t “joking”?
He signed the FISA Warrant!”
It’s time to re-introduce Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to a concept personified by a statue, known as “Blind Justice”.
Mr. President, fire Rod Rosenstein.
Fire his boss and the remainder of the “Silent Coup” after the Republicans sweep the Midterm Elections.
Until He Comes,