This week, we reported that crooked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein officially refused to hand over pertinent documents to Congress and declined to testify under oath about his own activities during his time as D.A.G. Co-founder of liberal opposition research firm Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, had his attorney pen a letter to Congress, saying that his client would be pleading the 5th, refusing to answer Congress’ questions regarding his involvement in the Russia investigation.
This is not how innocent men react.
Gregg Jarrett of FOX News penned an article yesterday containing his thoughts on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
Rosenstein misconstrued – and thereby misused – the special counsel regulation authorizing Mueller’s appointment. The case at that point was a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal investigation.
The appointment of a special counsel does not apply to counterintelligence matters. Nowhere in Rosenstein’s authorization order does he bother to identify a suspected crime. Thus, Mueller began an investigation in search of a crime – turning the legal process on its head.
Moreover, a special counsel can only be named if there is a conflict of interest at the Justice Department. That is the whole point of an independent investigator.
Since Sessions had already recused himself, albeit mistakenly, no such conflict of interest existed for Rosenstein or others at the Justice Department.
There was no conflict of interest disclosed in Rosenstein’s authorization of Mueller’s probe, because it didn’t exist.
Jarrett explained that our country is lacking a “competent attorney general” leading the DOJ, which means that we have had to deal with an ongoing investigation into Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign, which has produced exactly NO relevant evidence that Trump “colluded” with foreign nations in an attempt to rig the election.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is falling apart, and Rosenstein is in serious trouble.
As Jarrett went on to explain:
Rosenstein affixed his signature on the last FISA renewal application, apparently without valid or verified evidence, as federal regulations require. It seems he is covering up his own misconduct by hiding the incriminating documents.
In the wake of a New York Times report last month that Rosenstein solicited people to secretly record President Trump in the White House and recruited Cabinet members to invoke the 25thAmendment to remove Trump from office, Congress asked Rosenstein to appear in a closed-door session with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.
The session was tentatively scheduled for Thursday. It did not happen. Rosenstein reportedly did not want the questioning to be transcribed or recorded, nor did he want to provide answers under oath.
Rosenstein’s demand for these conditions is revealing. Without a record, he would be free to give deceptive answers or even lie without putting himself in serious legal jeopardy. If he gave a false or misleading statement, he could always deny it later. In other words, he could compound an original lie with more lies.
People who are falsely accused are often eager to tell the truth “on the record.” If Rosenstein has nothing to hide, why is he hiding? His denial of the accusations through a spokesperson to the media is not reliable. It is not a crime to lie to the media. If it were otherwise, just about every politician in Washington would be behind bars. Americans deserve an answer under oath.
Republican Representative Jim Jordan tweeted, “You know we’re getting close when first Rosenstein is a no-show, and now Glenn Simpson is taking the 5th.”
You know we’re getting close when first Rosenstein is a no-show, and now Glenn Simpson is taking the 5th.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 11, 2018
Rod Rosenstein and Glenn Simpson essentially proved their guilt by refusing to cooperate. Innocent men do not refuse to testify and refuse to hand over pertinent documents. Things are not looking good for these two crooked leftists.