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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:54 PM

3. Rosenstein is still a Republican and another ex-Whitewater prosecutor, like Kavanaugh, and seems to

support the (mis)administration's stance on immigration and other crap developments in the Justice Dept.. While he may draw the line at Russian collusion and outright criminal activity, I agree the memo was craven, and I think his extremist political views and partisan history mandate a watchful eye, even as I'm hopeful regarding the Mueller investigation and his role in it. (Hopeful, but wary.)

Here's something about the shared history of Wray, Rosenstein and Kavanaugh:

"...But there is another reason we cannot expect Wray and Rosenstein to buck White House direction of the investigation. To them, Kavanaugh is not merely the target of an FBI investigation. Kavanaugh is a longtime colleague, political ally and perhaps even friend. The three men have known each other for decades, working closely on the shared mission of advancing conservative judicial and policy goals. We simply cannot expect Wray and Rosenstein to block the advancement of their fellow conservative and longtime colleague to the highest court in the land.

Thirty years ago, Wray was two years behind Kavanaugh at Yale College, and followed him to Yale Law School. Famously small and insular, Yale Law Schoolís reputation is largely liberal but it has an intense, dedicated cadre of conservative professors and students. This conservative group has played an outsized role in conservative judicial circles, as the cradle for the influential Federalist Society back in 1982....

...In the George W. Bush administration, Kavanaugh and Wray went on to be political appointees and colleagues. Wray was a senior aide to the deputy attorney general, and Kavanaugh was in the White House Counselís office, where he would have worked closely with the Justice Department on nominations and other matters. Wray then became assistant attorney general for criminal, where he would often have intersected with the White House Counselís Office.

Rosenstein did not attend Yale Law Schoolóhe went to Harvard, alasóbut he also joined The Federalist Society there. He served alongside Kavanaugh on Ken Starrís independent counsel team. Together, they joined to investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton and their aides and business associates in what became a virtual cradle for appointments in the Bush 43 and Trump administrations. Each served President George W. Bush, and each was nominated by him to federal circuit judgeships (Kavanaugh advanced after three years of waiting, but Rosenstein did not and was instead appointed to be United States attorney for Maryland.)

Rosenstein and Wray also served together as senior appointees in the George W. Bush Justice Department, and Wray wrote a letter supporting Rosensteinís nomination for deputy attorney general in 2017."

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