Also this past weekend, Congressman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence let it be known that he’s about to release the transcripts of 70 interviews given to his committee by many of the co-conspirators within the DOJ, FBI and within the Obama administration. (4:36 mark of the video)
All of this suggests that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s head will be the next to roll. Why? Because Rosenstein took over management of the attempted coup following Comey’s ouster by President Trump.
And, then Rosenstein took the attempted coup to another level with the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Rosenstein’s decision to appoint a special counsel was unprecedented and illegal for two reasons.
First, collusion with a foreign government is a counterespionage matter and not within the purview of a special counsel who has neither the authority nor the resources to conduct such an undertaking.
Second, special counsels are only authorized to investigate criminal behavior of which there was no evidence to justify his appointment.
We learned yesterday from Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Cyd Upson that:
More than nine months after the FBI opened its highly classified counterintelligence investigation into alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, FBI lawyer Lisa Page said investigators still could not say whether there was collusion, according to a transcript of Page’s recent closed-door deposition reviewed by Fox News.
“I think this represents that even as far as May 2017, we still couldn’t answer the question,” Page said.
So, there was no there, there but Rod Rosenstein, ostensibly running the Department of Justice following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal in the Russia matter, fully aware of this and still made the appointment of a special counsel.
It gets stickier for Rosenstein.
It was Rosenstein who wrote a memo to AG Sessions on May 9, 2017 recommending that Comey be fired. The memo was passed to President Trump who promptly fired Comey.
Eight days later Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller as special counsel without cause. Not only was there no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia (outside the purview of the special counsel’s powers), but the ensuing charge of obstruction of justice was completely unfounded as well.
Unless, of course, Rosenstein was party to obstruction for making the firing recommendation.
For a case to be brought on obstruction of justice charges in the firing of Comey, Rosenstein would’ve necessarily been a material witness for the President based on his prior memo citing all of Comey’s wrongdoings.
He can’t be both the person advising POTUS to fire a corrupt employee and the prosecutor of the case against the firing of that employee.