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Fri May 10, 2019, 05:27 PM

Once Rosenstein leaves, he'll be free to talk.

I doubt there's an NDA, since he wasn't part of Trump's team. He was a staff asst D.A.

So this could be interesting. Or not.

A book? Leaking information? Testimony?

I don't know what he'd have to say, but he's got some stories, for sure.

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Reply Once Rosenstein leaves, he'll be free to talk. (Original post)
Honeycombe8 May 2019 OP
democratisphere May 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #3
Cousin Dupree May 2019 #2
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #4
briv1016 May 2019 #5
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #6
briv1016 May 2019 #9
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #10
briv1016 May 2019 #12
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #13
briv1016 May 2019 #15
padah513 May 2019 #7
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #11
empedocles May 2019 #8
Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 #14
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #16
spanone May 2019 #17
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #18
enid602 May 2019 #19
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #22
katmondoo May 2019 #20
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #21

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:31 PM

1. Rethuglicon first.

Code of Silence and loyalty to the habitual liar.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:36 PM

3. You're probably right. I was hopin' & wishin', as they say. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. Not going to happen.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #2)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:36 PM

4. I guess not. :( nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:38 PM

5. You think he's going to openly admit to obstruction of justice?

wow

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #5)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:39 PM

6. No. Testimony...

Testimony about the things he heard Trump say, saw Trump do, or things Trump told him to do that he did not do. Trump asking him for personal loyalty. Things like that.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:46 PM

9. Except that he did.

Why do you think Don Jr and Jared where never questioned? Why do you think Donald was allowed to answer questions in writing through his lawyers? Why do you think they never subpoenaed the tax returns?

He kissed the ring long before Barr was brought in.

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #9)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:49 PM

10. Got a link for that? I never read that.

Or are you guessing?

I heard others on tv in the last couple of days surmising why Mueller didn't press the issue. I didn't catch everything they said, but one explanation was something along the lines of all they would do, if forced to appear, would be to delay the investigation through objections and such, and then taking the 5th or claiming privilege and such, if and when they did appear. That Mueller let Congress deal with the family, because they have more authority in getting them to appear and answer questions. Something like that. I don't know if that's true. But some Democrats were guessing about it.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

12. Mueller was director of the FBI for 12 years and an AG before that.

Do you really believe he thought congress (who have literally never put anyone in jail for contempt) would be more effect at questioning a suspect than the FBI?

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #12)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:04 PM

13. If I knew that, I'd be in Congress or the FBI.

Do you're guessing? It's not necessarily wrong, just because you're guessing. But there is a difference between "I think" and "here's the evidence of it" and cite something. I thought you might have some evidence or an article backing it up.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:07 PM

15. See post #5.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:43 PM

7. At first I thought he towed the line because he was afraid of his pension getting McCabe'd

But after seeing the way he stood there at that Barr fiasco, now I'm not so sure. I think he showed us his true colors.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:52 PM

11. I think he struck a deal to save his pension.

After the info that Rosenstein had spoken about being wired to get Trump saying something, Rosenstein changed. It was odd that Trump didn't fire him.

So they struck a deal...Rosenstein stays on until the Report is done. Then he leaves, with his pension. And goes along to get along before he leaves.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:43 PM

8. Rosenstein played a complicated game at DOJ, had a bit of feist at times.

Not straightforward, or easy to predict.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:06 PM

14. Who knows?

I’m all about redemption arcs (see: Comey, Jim), so if he turns towards the light it will be a beautiful thing. Not going to expect it until it happens, though.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #14)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:15 PM

16. He did appoint a special counsel immediately after Comey was fired.

And he did choose, of all people, Mueller...the best person for the job.

And he did approve Mueller referring cases on Manafort, Cohen, and Stone to other jurisdictions.

Barr would never have allowed that, if he'd been D.A.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:19 PM

17. he kissed trump's ass on the way out...


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a resignation letter that he submitted to Donald Trump, on Monday, included a list of things for which he was, he claimed,

grateful to the President. He started with the “opportunity to serve”—standard phrasing for a departure, and sometimes a way to dodge either praise or criticism. Not

here. The next blessing from Trump that Rosenstein counted was “the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations.”


https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/rod-rosensteins-strange-letter-of-thanks-to-donald-trump

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Response to spanone (Reply #17)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:34 PM

18. Oh, yeah. Forgot about that. Still...

could be part of the deal to get his pension.

It's obvious that Trump's people wrote that "resignation letter."

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:59 PM

19. Rod

I think Rod will wait a while to see which way the wind is blowing, and then will do whatever will make him the most money.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #19)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:38 AM

22. I think so.

If Trump gets impeached or looks like he'll lose the election, we may see a book or something.

He'll have his pension established, and he may be settled in a new secure job.

But he'll probably do what's best for him. Wouldn't we all? We know what Trump does to traitors. He fired McCabe just days before he would get his pension. An ordinary working person who needs his pension. Trump had no qualms ruining McCabe's ability to live comfortably in his senior years. Trump is evil and vindictive.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 07:08 PM

20. He left praising Trump

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #20)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:35 AM

21. Well, he signed the letter that Trump wrote for him. Now he gets his pension.

That could be it, which is a very different thing.

He's apparently not rich and needs his pension and maybe another job. I don't think he's old enough to retire.

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