Tag Archives: Rod Rosenstein

Sessions Defends Rosenstein After Impeachment Move

Reuters reports: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday defended his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and took a swipe at fellow Republicans in Congress who moved to impeach Rosenstein, who oversees the federal probe of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. “My deputy, Rod Rosenstein, is highly capable. I have the highest confidence in him,” Sessions said during an appearance ...

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House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

The Hill reports: A group of conservative House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The impeachment document makes a series of charges against Rosenstein, the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ’s No. 2 official. ...

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Stone Admits Being Unnamed Person In Indictment

Fox News reports: Roger Stone said Friday evening that he is “probably” the unnamed person referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential race. Stone, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, initially told The Hill on Friday that he didn’t think he was the ...

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House Freedom Caucus Preps To Impeach Rosenstein

Today’s indictments are only speeding up the plan: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark ...

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Rosenstein Indictments Return Focus To Roger Stone

The Washington Post reports: A federal indictment filed Friday accusing a dozen Russian military intelligence officers of conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 campaign spotlights communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump, and an online persona allegedly operated by the Russians. Stone has previously acknowledged exchanging direct messages on Twitter in August and September 2016 with ...

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Guiliani: Today’s Indictments Mean No Americans Were Involved, Mueller Needs To Declare Trump Innocent

Mediaite reports: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said today the indictments of 12 Russian intel officers on charges of hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton‘s campaign are good news. He has, however, extrapolated from all this that it is time for Robert Mueller to pronounce President Donald Trump innocent. The DOJ announcement actually says, “There is no allegation in this indictment ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Rod Rosenstein Unveils Indictments Of 12 Russian Military Officers For 2016 Hacking Of DNC

Speculation is running rampant of course: The Department of Justice announced in a tweet Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be holding a news conference with a law enforcement announcement the same day. No other details were released, but many believe this could lead to possible indictments. A similar situation occurred in February 2018, when Rosenstein called an ...

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Rosenstein Felt Manipulated By Trump In Comey Firing

The New York Times reports: In the days after the F.B.I. director James B. Comey was fired last year, the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, repeatedly expressed anger about how the White House used him to rationalize the firing, saying the experience damaged his reputation, according to four people familiar with his outbursts. In public, Mr. Rosenstein has shown ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Judiciary Committee Hears DOJ And FBI Testimony On Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray are scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday about an inspector general’s report that found serious failings in how federal law enforcement handled a high-profile investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The hearing will mark the first time ...

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Trump Threatens To “Get Involved” With DOJ

Glorious Leader has spent his entire morning freaking out: President Trump has once again weighed in on Republican concerns that the DOJ is not providing documents in a timely manner. It’s gotten to the point where some Republicans have begun drafting articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as a “last resort.” Rosenstein fired back yesterday by saying the ...

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Rod Rosenstein Ridicules Impeachment Threat By House Freedom Caucus: The DOJ Will Not Be Extorted [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Department of Justice is “not going to be extorted,” amid public and private threats that he says have been leveled against him for a long time. Rosenstein made the comments during a talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., after reports that some conservative Republicans in Congress have drafted articles ...

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DOJ Deletes “Free Press” Section From Manual

Buzzfeed reports: Since the fall, the US Department of Justice has been overhauling its manual for federal prosecutors. In: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tough-on-crime policies. Out: A section titled “Need for Free Press and Public Trial.” References to the department’s work on racial gerrymandering are gone. Language about limits on prosecutorial power has been edited down. The changes include new ...

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Sessions Told WH: I Might Quit If Rosenstein Is Fired

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel ...

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WH Readies Plan To Undermine Rosenstein’s Credibility

CNN reports: The White House is preparing talking points designed to undermine Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility, according to sources familiar with the plan. The plan calls on President Donald Trump’s allies to cast Rosenstein as too conflicted to fairly oversee the Russia investigation. The talking points are still in their preliminary form, and not yet finalized, people familiar ...

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LIVE VIDEO: DOJ Makes “Major” Cyber Announcement

PBS reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to lead a news conference today to make a “major cyber law enforcement announcement.” The conference is planned for 10 a.m. today. Rosenstein will be joined by other law enforcement officials for the announcement, including Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Treasury department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. It’s not immediately clear ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Holds Press Conference On Mueller’s Indictments

CNET reports: The US Justice Department has filed charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an indictment released on Friday (.pdf), the Justice Department called out the Internet Research Agency, a notorious group behind the Russian propaganda effort across social media. Employees for the agency created troll accounts and used ...

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Teabaggers Launch Rosenstein Attack Ad [VIDEO]

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: The Tea Party Patriots, a conservative activist group, is launching an advertising campaign calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “do his job, or resign.” Why this matters: The campaign is modest — initially a six-figure spend on digital and TV in Washington D.C. — but the attack is a canary in the right-wing ...

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REPORT: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein May Also Recuse Himself From The Russia Investigation

ABC News reports: The senior Justice Department official with ultimate authority over the special counsel’s probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter, which he took charge of only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ own recusal, sources tell ABC News. Those private remarks from ...

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Rod Rosenstein: I Knew Trump Would Fire Comey Before I Wrote The Memo Trump Used To Justify Firing

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told the full Senate he knew that former Director James B. Comey would be fired before he wrote his controversial memo that the White House initially used as justification for President Trump firing the FBI director. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said that Rosenstein told the senators that he knew on ...

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REPORT: Deputy Attorney General Threatened To Resign After Trump Pinned James Comey’s Firing On Him

The Washington Post reports: Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, among others — that he was ready to move on Comey. First, though, he wanted to talk with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his trusted confidant, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. ...

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