Tag Archives: Rod Rosenstein

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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