Kirsters Baish| Anyone who watched Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein give his public testimony in front of Congress on Thursday probably noticed his disgustingly smug attitude. He refused to answer questions, smiling as he did so. The man sat with a smirk on his face just about the entire time he was testifying. There was one point during Representative Trey Gowdy’s questioning at which it seemed that Rosenstein was looking down at his cellphone.
The Gateway Pundit reports that Rosenstein let out a smug laugh at Representative Ron DeSantis during Thursday’s Congressional hearing after DeSantis asked Rosestein why he did not recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation due to clear conflict of interest.
The Deputy Attorney General declined to let DeSantis know whether or not anyone in the Obama White House had prompted Trump campaign mole, Stefan Halper, to become a part of the campaign.
The Gateway Pundit writes:
FBI Director Christopher Wray and DAG Rod Rosenstein are on Capitol Hill Thursday publicly testifying to House Republicans over the FBI and DOJ’s mishandling of Hillary’s email investigation and Spygate.
House Republicans will also be holding a vote Thursday on a resolution demanding the DOJ comply with requests to turn over classified Trump-Russia docs or face impeachment, contempt.
Asked why he hasn't recused himself from Mueller investigation, Deputy AG Rosenstein says, "If it were appropriate for me to recuse, I'd be more than happy to do so and let someone else handle this. But it's my responsibility to do it." https://t.co/48DNhRWpWh pic.twitter.com/w0aiXUVCPH
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 28, 2018
Who in their right mind would call that transparency? Americans should be outraged by the way that Rosenstein avoided answering these monumentally important questions. We DESERVE the truth.
And it’s looking more and more like Rosenstein may be held in contempt.
As I previously mentioned, Representative Jim Jordan was not happy with the Deputy Attorney General on Thursday, either.
CBS News reports:
But in a particularly heated exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Jordan accused Rosenstein of having personally redacted items relating to ongoing investigations as well as claims that Rosenstein was not complying with Congressional requests, saying, “you have seven days to get your act together.”
Jordan was referring to a resolution on the House floor threatening to hold Rosenstein in contempt. The measure ultimately passed following their back-and-forth in a 226 to 183 vote — demanding that the Justice Department fully comply with all document requests from the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees by July 6.
“Mr. Jordan, I am the deputy Attorney General of the United States, okay? I’m not the person doing the redacting. I’m responsible for who’s responding to your concerns as I have. I have a team with me, sir. It’s just a fraction of the team that’s doing this work, and, whenever you brought issues to my attention, I have taken appropriate steps to remedy them. So, your statement that I am personally keeping information from you, conceal information,” Rosenstein stated.
Representative Jordan replied, “You’re the boss, Mr. Rosenstein.”
“That’s correct, and my job is to make sure we respond to your concerns. We have, sir,” Rosenstein smugly answered.
Rosenstein went on, “When you find some problem with production or with questions, it doesn’t mean that I’m personally trying to conceal something from you. It means we’re running an organization that’s trying to follow the rules.”
Things are really heating up in Washington, and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein had better start talking soon, or he will be seeing some serious consequences.