Kirsters Baish| Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is up to something, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears to be MIA. Rosenstein made an extremely unusual request when he asked that federal prosecutors help in reviewing documents on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
The subject line on the email sent by Rosenstein, which was sent to 93 United States attorneys read, “Personal Message to U.S. Attorneys From the Deputy A.G.” It also included the line, “We need your help in connection with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.”
The New York Times reported that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein asked federal prosecutors to aid in looking over government documents on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, which came from a letter that the New York Times obtained on Wednesday.
The New York Times wrote:
Mr. Rosenstein’s request was an unusual insertion of politics into federal law enforcement. While the Justice Department has helped work on previous Supreme Court nominations, department lawyers in Washington typically carry out that task, not prosecutors who pursue criminal investigations nationwide.
But in an email sent this week to the nation’s 93 United States attorneys, Mr. Rosenstein asked each office to provide up to three federal prosecutors “who can make this important project a priority for the next several weeks.” Names were to be submitted to Mr. Rosenstein’s office by the end of Wednesday.
Mr. Rosenstein’s email, which had the subject line “Personal Message to U.S. Attorneys From the Deputy A.G.,” included the sentence, “We need your help in connection with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.”
Former FBI agent and federal prosecutor Christopher Hunter explained, “It’s flat-out wrong to have career federal prosecutors engaged in a political process like the vetting of a Supreme Court nominee. It takes them away from the mission they’re supposed to be fulfilling, which is effective criminal justice enforcement,” as reported by The New York Times.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein stated in his email that he is expecting to have 100 full-time lawyers working on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
While in the past, federal prosecutors have helped with judicial confirmations, the New York Times reports that this is the very first time that a Deputy Attorney General sent out this “broad” of a request to the US attorneys offices.
President Trump announced his pick of Brett Kavanaugh on Monday for the Supreme Court Justice position which opened up when Justice Kennedy announced that he would be retiring.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein is aware that President Trump can bring Mueller all the way to the Supreme Court. Now it seems like he’s trying to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation in order to stop President Trump from creating a strong conservative majority in the Supreme Court.
How the hell is Brett Kavanaugh a United States Court of Appeals Judge not already fully vetted. This sounds like a deep state set up by Rod Rosenstein. https://t.co/dEz1qosv0i
— Richileaks ?? (@DigitalForests) July 11, 2018
As the Gateway Pundit puts it, “Rosenstein is one of Deep State’s most criminal and corrupt players. He should be in jail rather than putting innocent Americans in jail or slandering them.”