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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:06 AM

Rod Rosenstein Goes to Bat for William Barr Over Obstruction Decision


by Alberto Luperon | 5:15 pm, June 9th, 2019

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is going to bat for Attorney General William Barr‘s handling of the Mueller investigation.

“A few years from now, after all of this is resolved, some of Barr’s critics might conclude that his approach was a reasonable way to navigate through a difficult situation,” he said in a New York Times profile about the AG.

The new report takes a look at the kind of person Barr is. Is he a principled supporter of a strong presidency under Article II of the Constitution? Or he is just covering up wrongdoing by President Donald Trump? Critics took him to task when he released a summary of the then-unreleased Mueller Report, and understated the alleged wrongdoing by his boss. He said that he and Rosenstein, who later left the Department of Justice in May, determined that evidence was insufficient to support an obstruction case against POTUS.

“Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president,” he wrote.

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Reply Rod Rosenstein Goes to Bat for William Barr Over Obstruction Decision (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
BSdetect Jun 2019 #1
SharonClark Jun 2019 #7
bdamomma Jun 2019 #2
Afromania Jun 2019 #4
lark Jun 2019 #3
58Sunliner Jun 2019 #5
kairos12 Jun 2019 #6
GeorgeGist Jun 2019 #8
shockey80 Jun 2019 #9
gratuitous Jun 2019 #10
kentuck Jun 2019 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:28 AM

1. He is another toady for trump.

There is no Constitutional protection for Presidents.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. Agree 100%

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:42 AM

2. Rosenstein

playing along to get along. Crap.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:48 AM

4. He's a shit weasle

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:46 AM

3. Rod Rosenstein is just another of the cadre of Russian Repugs who put power over country.

They are traitors and nothing he says will change that. He had a chance to do the right thing and failed to do it for personal gain and profit. He turned on our country and is trying to normalize the destruction of the constitution. He is also a 100% liar and disgusts me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:58 AM

5. Lying bullshitter.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:22 AM

6. Pension before principle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:15 AM

8. "Our determination ..."

ignored the Constitution entirely.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:21 AM

9. Another asshole who needs to be subpoenaed.

He is a sneaky little weasel. He even looks like one.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:27 AM

10. Have you all spotted the shift in the narrative?

Robert Mueller doggedly conforms to Department of Justice official policy, which is that a sitting president can't be indicted and criminally prosecuted. One can argue (and I certainly do) that bad policies don't deserve to be respected, especially when observing them contributes to the continued damage done to our country, such as the present situation. Rules are not a mutual suicide pact. But Mueller has made his choice, and chosen to be bound by his reading of the policy.

Since the Special Counsel submitted his report, both Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein have been saying that there isn't any such stricture against charging a sitting president, not really. They're not acting on the Special Counsel's report because they don't have sufficient evidence that the president committed a crime. And no, the public can't see the full Special Counsel report because something, something, grand jury, and mumbo jumbo.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:50 AM

11. "...a reasonable way to navigate through a difficult situation".

What, pray tell, would be his definition of a "difficult situation"?

It must not have been very difficult for him?

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