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"general rosenstein" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Brought up that that's a great time to years experience. And we had a number of senior prosecutors in the department volved in this process both career nine career. Yes. I've I've read looked I have another question. And I'm glad you brought that subject up because I have a question about that earlier today in response to Senator Graham, you said, quote that you consulted with Rosenstein constantly unquote with respect to the special counsel's investigation and report, but deputy attorney general Rosenstein is also a key witness in the firing of FBI director Comey. Did you consult with I'm not finished? Did you consult with DOJ ethics officials before you enlisted rod Rosenstein to participate in a charging decision for an investigation. The subject of which he is also a witness might understanding was that he had been cleared already to participate in it. So you had consulted with them, and they cleared it. No, I think they cleared it when he's when he took over the investigation. Did you can understanding I don't know whether he's been cleared of a conflict of you would be participating if there was a conflict of interest. So you're saying that it did not need to be reviewed by the career ethics officials and your off believe I believe. Well, I believe it was reviewed, and I also went out this seems to be a bit of a flip flop because when the president supporters were channeling things in this is is that you're not answering the question directly did the ethics officials in your office in the department of Justice review, the appropriateness of rod Rosenstein being a part of making a charging decision on an investigation, which he is also a witness in. So as I said, my understanding was he had been cleared, and he had been cleared before I arrived by in making a decision on the mall report. Yes. And the findings of whether or not the case would be charged on obstruction of Justice hit been cleared on that he was he was the acting attorney general on the Muller investigation. Had he been cleared. He had I am your side. I am informed before I arrived. He had been cleared by the ethics officials of let of serving as acting attorney general on the Muller case how about making charging decision on obstruction of Justice relying offenses which include him as a witness. You know, he that's what the acting attorney general's job is to be a witness and to make the decision about being a prosecutor. No. But the big charging decisions Senator Leahy, certifies a noted to felt the FBI the derelict, dude, if it did not investigate after learn much trillion not the Trump administration by stralia the Trump campaign new Russia's tone credit emails for the victims do. There were totally the Russians. Good insisted campaign. With the stolen emails. Look into it at result, of course in thirty seven indictments. Let me ask you. To bar near Bartram letter you claim to lack of evidence of it. Underlying crime bears them, whether the president has requisite intent to commit instruction Justice. Well, there are numerous reasons. One somebody might interfere with investigations. Those critically interference me prevent the discovery of an underlying crime. So it appearing you might not notice a crime, but the special counsel did uncover evidence of underlying crimes here, including one that directly implicated the president. Generally learn due to the special counsel's investigation. Don't Trump is known as individual one in the southern district of New York. Grunting hush payments. It's part of a criminal scheme violate campaign finance laws that matter was discovered by the special counsel referred to the southern district of New York. Yes. Thank you. And we have. Moeller reported. References a dozen ongoing investigations stemming from the special counsel's investigation. You commit that? You will not interfere those investigations contain you commit that. You will not interfere with the dozen ongoing investigations. I will supervise those investigations as attorney general. We let them reach natural conclusions without interference from the White House. Let me put it that way. Yes. As I said when I was up for confirmation..
"general rosenstein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone. I wouldn't I wouldn't. Yes. Or no. Repeat that question. I will repeat it has the president or anyone ever suggested that you open an investigation of anyone. Yes. Or no, please, sir. The president or anybody else? Seems to remember something like that and be able to tell us, but I'm trying to grapple with the words suggest. I mean, there have been discussions of matters out there that they have not asked me to open investigation. They've suggested I don't know. I wouldn't say suggests. Did I dunno inferred? In your March twenty fourth summary. You wrote that quote after reviewing the special counsel's final say that. No, I'm asking question in your March twenty fourth summary. You wrote that quote after reviewing the special counsel's final report deputy attorney, general Rosenstein, and I have concluded that the evidence is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of Justice offense. Now, the special counsel's investigation produced a great deal of evidence. Led to believe it included. Witnesses notes in emails witnesses congressional testimony witnesses interviews which were summarized in the FBI three two forms. Former FBI director Comey's memos and the president's public statements. My question is in reaching your conclusion, did you personally review all of the underlying evidence. No, we took an did. We accepted Mr. sign. We accepted the statements in the report as the factual record. We did not go underneath it to see whether or not they were accurate. We accepted as accurate and made are accepted the report as the evidence. Yes, you did not question or look at the underlying evidence that supports the conclusions in the report. No. Rosenstein review the evidence that underlines and supports the conclusions in the report to your knowledge to my knowledge week sept- at the statements in the report anywhere of the evidence is true. Did anyone in your executive office review the evidence supporting the report? Yet, you represented to the American public that the evidence was not quote sufficient to support and obstruction of Justice. The the evidence presented in the report. Mysterious process and the department of Justice, we have processed memos and declamation.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The I leave it to his description in the report the special counsel's own articulation of of why he did not want to make a determination as to whether or not there was an obstruction of fence. But I will say that when we met with him. Deputy attorney general Rosenstein, and I met with him along with at O'Callaghan who is the principal Societa deputy on March fifth we specifically asked him about the oh C opinion, and whether or not. He was taking the position that he would have found a crime, but for the existence of the O, L C opinion, and he made it very clear. Several times that that was not his position. He he was not saying that. But for the opinion, he would have found a cry. He made it clear that he had not made the determination that there was a crime. Interesting position that Muller put himself in because here was two plus years, a thirty million dollar investigation, and he's able to conclude the team the Muller team was able to conclude there was no collusion and as to the issue of obstruction. He just decided not to issue in opinion because there is no evidence to support it. Now, why would Muller leave it so open ended? And of course, for for people who criticize Bob Muller. This is part of the reason why they feel he didn't do his job. Didn't didn't complete the task seems to be a reasonable? It seems to be a reasonable conclusion. If why in the world would Muller, not conclude one way or the other, and it sound that's Bill Barra saying Rosenstein, and I examined this, and you know, we have disagreement here, it seems very clear that Bill bars conclusion as the chief law enforcement official in the land is that there is no obstruction. There's if Muller saying there's no evidence to support it obstruction charge. Why would Muller leave it open ended? Oh swamp much. You know, maybe a perfect example of of what the swamp really feels like let's leave it kind of open because this is what the trumpeters the Democrats. The media will pounce on. They're gonna pounce on. Well muller. Didn't say he didn't obstruct. Unbelievable. Portions.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"If you're gonna leave it open to the attorney general. Bar or anybody. If you leave it over to the attorney, general Rosenstein, if you're gonna leave it open, your the special counsel, you've just spent two years supposedly in law simply looking for any and all evidence that Trump is our guy. You don't have any. And you submit your report clearing, Trump of collusion, but leaving open the question of obstruction for the attorney general to decide if you're gonna do that. In other words, if the attorney general who had not participated in the investigation could answer the question of obstruction. Then why was Muller needed at all? And that's the question you need to be taking away not what they're trying to leak. They're trying to leak here that Trump may be guilty because he wouldn't talk to them. And that's why we couldn't clear him on obstruction. But the Trump lawyers made sure that whatever answers they wanted Trump provided let me provided them on TV interviews, he provided them in in any number of different ways. There's nothing Trump could have said that he hadn't already said he could not be accused of evading questions. He was just not going to sit down with Muller because he's president. He doesn't have to mother does not work for him. It's the other way around. So Muller tries to create a scenario here. And they special counsel's office leaking all this to the Washington Post. So they can create a story. Trump didn't cooperate. Trump was not fully cooperative. There may be some lingering questions. But the question you need the only question, you need here is this vaunted? Mr. honorable mister, integrity, Robert Muller, and his nineteen Trump hating investigators lawyers. Revealing in their reports that they can't conclude what did Trump obstructed or not? Of course that just sends Jayme Komi into orbit. Oh, man. Oh, man. Call me you got new life now. By questioning what Muller did gives him chances to get back on TV. But if the special counsel who did the two years investigation can leave the decision of whether Trump obstructed to a guy that's been attorney general for six weeks. Then why did we need Muller? That's the question. Why was Muller even needed if he's not gonna make this determination? And if somebody's been in office six weeks can do it. So it is obvious that to me, and I think the reason that Muller did not clear Trump of obstruction. It was it was one. It was the last opportunity. Molter Muller had the slap Trump upside the head. It was the last thing Muller had to continue to cast doubt on Trump Muller. Just couldn't bring himself to totally clear Trump he had to make it look like Trump is so sneaky, so snaky so swinging around out there that he may have obstructed men. We may not have been able to find it. But he could it on it. I gotta leave it up to the attorney general to determine some guy. It's been in office six weeks. And he says this because Trump never Interbike question. I couldn't talk to Trump committed answer. My question John instruction. And so if Trump didn't answer our questions on obstruction, and how in the world can we determine whether he obstructed Justice or not. Muller could have determined whether Trump obstructed because it's very simple. Trump did not this investigation was not stopped. It was not detoured. It was not deterred. It was not stopped. Nobody in it was fired. There is no way that anybody can claim Donald Trump obstructed the investigation. It didn't hit. It went on for years. That the special counsel's office has got the big gigantic story in the Washington Post today about how Trump may have full of fest. One by not talking to Muller may have skated out something he could be guilty of. That's what they're trying and rip all they need to do in the special counsels offices allege anything in the media that's the signal and they're often running with it. And because Muller refuses to clear Trump on obstruction in the report. That's the invitation. Start talking about what's in the report we demand to see the report what the hell's in. There must be something about a structured in. There must be something about collusion in there Muller one refer wage Amandus, he hall, then maybe we can't trust bar at all. It took was not clearing trumpeted structured by design to create the ongoing new narrative of what is not an investigation rhetoric continuing effort to get rid of Donald Trump get him out of the office..
The Mueller Report: Ball now in Attorney General's court
"In Washington all eyes today on the Justice department once again as attorney general bar and deputy attorney general Rosenstein continue to review the special counsel Robert Muller's report on Russian interference in collusion with the Trump administration in the twentieth. Sixteen presidential election, Democrats and Republicans ally calling for the AG to make the report public to the fullest extent possible. We get the latest now from CBS is Wendy Gillette sometime today will likely learn more about what's in special counsel, Robert Muller's report. The attorney general is expected to release a summary. Democrats want the full report, the chairman of the House Judiciary committee, Representative Jerrold Nadler. I hope the department of Justice will not leave things hanging by seeking to keep things secret. He spoke on NBC, California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff says he respects the reports findings the issue of indictment of prosecution of that is Bob Mola's decision. And I have great confidence in him. He was interviewed on CBS face the nation. Republican Representative Jim Jordan on ABC. He said he's going to consult with rod Rosenstein, he's going to consult with the special counsel, Bob Muller, and he's going to release as much as he possibly can consistent with the law. I think the Democrats should be that should be what we all want an attorney general who operates according to the law. CBS news update. I'm Wendy July, Massachusetts, congressman Stephen Lynch saying he'd like to hear firsthand from the special counsel about his conclusions. And the contents of his report I would be shocked if we did not have Bob Muller, sit down the conditions of that whether whether it's public or whether it's private. And which committee she might sit before I think that's all open to debate. I know there are four or five committees in congress that would like to have shit for an interview. And then I think in fairness if there are still some underlying questions, I think probably a public hearing within at attendance as as the primary witness would be
"general rosenstein" Discussed on 710 WOR
"A bridge. Too far. We're not there yet that it wasn't necessary at that point in the investigation to escalate it to that level. That's correct Senator Lindsey Graham who will be investigating this in his committee in the Senate said about the twenty fifth amendment revelations and the taping allegations in the contradictory statements between rod Rosenstein, and of course, Andrew McCabe that it's one of the most significant moments in American history. If true now, it's interesting that rod Rosenstein is gonna step down by mid-march. I'm guessing he probably doesn't want to be interviewed. And apparently he's gonna be replaced by Jeffrey Rosen who currently serves as the deputy secretary at the department of transportation, if you look at what we now know as McCabe is claiming Rosenstein offered aware this wire into the White House on numerous occasions Rosenstein is given three contradictory. Answers wanna laughs at off sarcastic. Another just an outright denial a third time. He says, well, I didn't do it which is not really a denial of serious about it. But what they were pursuing here is a bureaucratic coup against a sitting president the same president the same players the same people that allowed Hillary Clinton to get away scot-free by rigging or criminal investigation into her violations of the espionage act and are violations of obstruction of Justice, which we all know we've been over with many many times, and by the way, then you add the FIS a whole complication to this. And it gets even worse and interesting that Christopher Steele stonewalling. They Senate Intel committee. He doesn't wanna talk to admit everything in that dumb dossier, which became the bulk of the Fiso warrant, and frankly, the roadmap for the insurance policy to destroy Trump vis-a-vis, these bureaucratic deep state actors, and and Robert Muller. Well, that didn't exist. Actually, work out the way they planned joining us. Now is Jim Jordan. The how the house freedom caucus you've been following this. I hear there are a bunch of criminal referrals being sent over to the new AG. What are you know? Well, we know that Jim Baker and Andy McCabe are currently already under investigation. The takeaway I have to Sean is not only where these guys plotting to figure out a way to remove the president of the United States from office. None of these individuals are elected, none of them ever put their name on the ballot and went on the American people, and frankly, only one of the five who win those critical meetings in that time period between Komi is fired on may nine and Muller is named a special counsel may seventeenth of twenty seventy in that critical eight day period. These people who are applying. There's only one of them was Senate confirmed as rod Rosenstein, so no one's ever had to appear before the American people. And yet they're trying to figure out ways to remove the president from office to wear a wire into the Oval Office. This is Linda Graham said one of the scariest things we've ever seen in our country. I wanna read from Victor Davis Hanson thought wrote a great piece is within our online. He said. Well, the headline is autopsy of a dead coup rights the illegal effort to destroy the two thousand sixteen Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton's campaign use of funds to create the seminar among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials have fabricated op smear dossier failed. He goes. So the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed. And there are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history marking the first occasion in which the US government, and they're bureaucrats sought to overturn an election and remove a sitting US president. Do you agree with that? I think that is right on target. Remember, this all started from the faulty premise as you mentioned before this dossier. They didn't want to get to this point. They wanted this to happen before the election. They wanted to be able to stop President Trump from being elected before the. Election. That's why they watch this this whole kit thing in July of twenty sixteen. That's why you know Clinton campaign pays Perkins Kelley law firm who pays using GPS Lynch who then goes in hires a foreigner who puts together the garbage National Enquirer document, we call the dossier. That was the basis for gonna defies the court to get the warrant here spy on the Trump campaign that all happened. They got the FIS applications prior to the election. So this is this was their plan. Thank goodness. It didn't it didn't work out. And thank goodness. Now. The truth is beginning to come out. What about holding these people responsible? I mean, I think some of the best moments in congressional hearings the ones that we know about a lot of this has been kept hidden are the moments you, and Mark meadows and a few others have had really digging in deep in exposing this and yet we don't get that information. When are we ever going to see those transcripts or hear those transcripts will watch those the fourteen people explain what that is? No, we deposed Sean in Alaska. Fourteen different folks for eighty Jim call me, Loretta Lynch, and and you know, Lisa page, Peter Struck all these people we oppose that information is starting to become public. But what is critical is Andrew McCabe needs to be in an open hearing roses CD's to be an open hearing where they're under oath, and we can ask a question 'cause they're saying two different things and the way our system works as you bring people in you put him under oath. You ask the questions in front of God and everybody and people can figure out who's lying and who's telling the truth eighty McCabe can't be trusted. But I will tell you. This is the third person who has said that rod Rosenstein was serious about wearing a wire and serious about talking to cabinet members invoking the twenty fifth and Denver that weren't in and of itself to bring both of these guys into answer our questions. All right. So the question is if there's going to be cool Justice and equal application of our laws, and we're going to remain a constitutional Republic. Wouldn't that mean that we have to go back to the investigation of Hillary Clinton and those people that rig that investigation wrote an exoneration before the investigation. Wouldn't it? Also mean that, you know, Hillary Clinton's funneled money to a law firm to a foreign national through an op research group shouldn't everybody that was worn by Bruce or in August, twenty sixteen that the dossiers unverified the Clinton paid for it and steal hates Donald Trump. And yet they still used it as a basis for a Fiso warrant on four separate occasions, rod Rosenstein, signing off the last time, you know, nine months later, aren't all those guilty of committing the crime of of a frog presenting of fraud before a court and also denying a fellow American their their civil rights. Yeah. No well said it's why we've called for a second special counsel for over a year and a half. Now, supposedly, Jon Huber US attorney is supposed to be looking into everything you just said, but we've not heard one thing from that individual over the last ten months since you start his investigation. So we'll we'll just have to say. See what he also brings forward? There is also a second inspector general education. That's that's in the works. Now that's supposed to be done sometime. This late. Abuse issue. Exactly we need. Do you have any doubt that Hillary was given a pass because she was the favored candidate and not indicted like every other American. Okay. Do you believe that? The names they gave me investigation. The Clinton investigation was called the knit year exam. But the Trump Russia investigation was called crossfire hurricane is they're putting their chest like Tarzan because they they were out to get the president. So you can tell the bias from the very terms they gave to characterize respected investigation. So of course, we know the Sixers they don't Hillary we've seen that in the same people who did that investigation. Peter Struck Lisa page, Amy McCabe. Jim Komi other very same people who launched the Russian investigation into President Trump and use the pulpy dossier. All right quick break. More with Jim Jordan on the other side and much more straight ahead. Listen, I never have to go to a store to get everything. I need to look feel and smell great. In other words, everything you need in your bathroom. You're talking about body wash. They've got it. You're talking about the best razor, they got it. If you're talking about shaving cream. Well, they have something much better. Dr Carver's shave butter. It talking about getting a blade the best razor you've ever used. That's the executive blade now. That's what the. Dollarshaveclub dot com slash Hannity. Gives you the.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Mike pilch. This is the two o'clock report on NewsTalk eleven thirty w I s assistant US attorney general rod Rosenstein expected to resign soon that after former FBI director Andrew McCabe revealed a plan to remove President Trump using the twenty fifth amendment Justice department official tells Fox News deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expected to leave by mid-march attorney general Bill bar is expected to pick his former law firm colleague Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein as soon as this week the timeline for Rosenstein departure comes amid the uproar over comments by former FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe who says he was fired because he opened investigation into the president Senate Judiciary, chairman Lindsey Graham has accused Rosenstein and McCabe of orchestrating what he calls in a misery of coup. It is promising an investigation in Washington, Shawn. Liangelo Fox News, sixteen states are showing President Trump over southern border emergency declaration Trump says it's necessary to build a wall to stop drug and human trafficking into the United States. California's attorney general. Ause the -mergency declaration presidential overreach. Wisconsin's business leaders say their concern that legalizing marijuana will be banned for the workplace in a statement, Wisconsin manufacturers and commerce president Kurt Bauer says that governor Everts stance on decriminalization puts the state at odds with federal law and will make the workplace unsafe, quote, the safety of our workers in this state should be of utmost concern for the governor and legislators unquote, he says there's not enough research to show with pot can be used safely, and that there is research that shows it makes people unable to safely use heavy equipment, Raymond Newport. Wisconsin radio network. Well, the hit show. Empires reportedly, cutting most scenes involving actor Jesse small latte following controversy around it's alleged attack TMZ reports five of the scenes as well as the musical number of been cut and the remaining four scenes, no longer focus on his character. The changes come after reports claim.
Rod Rosenstein will be leaving Justice Department next month
"US deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his. Position within a matter of weeks. That's according to the US Justice department official. Here's AP correspondent, Mike Hampton the officials. Speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity says Rosenstein is expected to depart by the middle of next month. The White House could name his replacement this week with last week's confirmation of William bars. Attorney general Rosenstein departure was expected he has been on the job for nearly two years overseeing special counsel Robert Muller's investigation after then attorney general Jeff Sessions recused
McCabe: Rosenstein brought up 25th Amendment
"Now. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee Republican Lindsey Graham says they will investigate comments made by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe in an interview with sixty minutes tonight. Mccabe says that he had a conversation with rod Rosenstein couple of years ago during which the deputy attorney general Rosenstein was concerned about President Trump and his capacity to govern it came. After the firing of former FBI director James Colman signed denies discussing the president's removal McCabe is now downplaying his own words. His spokesperson saying he never had extended discussions, but that he quote participated in a discussion that included a comment by Rosenstein regarding the twenty fifth amendment. Trump attacking him on Twitter saying McCabe is quote, a disgrace to the
Trump concedes wall is "medieval solution" but says it works
"Still insists on getting money for a border wall before the standoff ends before he left the White House. He had this to say you say it said medieval solution wall. That's true medieval because it worked then and it works even better. Now, he spoke as he signed a Bill meant to curb human trafficking this afternoon. He sits down with congressional leaders in the situation room to talk about the shutdown. It's now in day. Nineteen house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the president is holding the American people hostage with his wall demand. The president could end this shutdown and reopen government today, and he should instead he is holding the American people hostage to his ineffective expensive wall and withholding paychecks working Americans Vissel be the president's third sit down with congressional leaders in recent weeks, there's another makeup in the Trump administration. It looks like deputy attorney general. Rod Rosenstein is leaving Rosenstein has come under criticism. But there's no indication he's being forced out. Instead, we're told he informed. The White House of his departure plans around the time President Trump nominated William bar to be the next attorney general Rosenstein, oversaw special counsel, Robert Muller for more than a year. In fact, it was Rosenstein who hired Muller to investigate Russia's election. Interference after the president fire James Komi from the FBI ABC's Aaron Katersky. President Trump threatened on Twitter to cut off federal funding that goes to California for wildfire relief and state officials quote get their act together. This tweet comes two days after California governor Gavin Newsom vowed to fight against the corruption and incompetence of the White House says he called it police and Phoenix of now served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long term care facility where a woman in a vegetative vegetative state gave birth to a baby. Boy, you're listening to ABC
"general rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"At the same time as holder holder put in those those rules obviously we have a different attorney general now if this was done in violation of doj policies if this new york times reporter was surveilled inappropriately how is that police within the justice department it would have to be believed by the inspector general there is a kind of loophole that the attorney general can use if they determine that you know i think the regulation say that if negotiations with the the media outlet would pose a substantial threat to the investigation if it would harm national security the the attorney general can essentially suspend that negotiation or not negotiate with the media outlet it's hard to see how in this case just looking from the outside that would be applicable here it's something that that would would be policed by the inspector general but you know alternately these are regulations that are that are put in place by the attorney general they can be rescinded by the attorney general attorney general sessions and deputy attorney general rosenstein and now early on it they were going to look at these regulations and decide whether they ought to be withdrawn they haven't officially withdrawn them so they are still in place but we know that they've been skeptical of them and we know that they've talked about cracking down more than this happened in the past so we don't know exactly how they decided to make this decision to to subpoena reporters or whether they suspended these regular rather they essentially invoke this kind of loophole and the regulation to justify the subpoena i think that's a very important question matt miller former justice department spokesperson joining us on short notice tonight much per sheet it matt thank you thank you again we're absorbing this this new information just reported from the new york times we had seen some intrigue coming in the senate around a potential investigation that involved the senate handing over information to the justice department about some unauthorized disclosure of information by staffer on the senate intelligence committee that was intriguing enough heading into this night's broadcast then as soon as we got on the air the new york times posted this report that the justice department has been secretly seizing and surveilling records phone records and e mail records from one of their national security reporters it is reportedly related to this.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Of red herring right i'm sure many crime bosses with love to know who the snitch is kind of doesn't work that way look if if trump wants to know when information that they have on him if he gets indicted that's when he will be entitled to discovery and on a moment before too critical thing though and i totally agree with professor butler in your last segment the critical thing is at what point will the justice department itself with the institutions themselves start to stand up to trump as opposed to their current posture which is you know rosenstein china's to roll over on his belly roll over on his back and show trump his belly and say oh i'm so please don't hurt me i'm so innocuous right at some point the institutions have to stand up and tell these trump people no you can't have it just because you asked for it what do you think of that choice so i disagree that deputy attorney general rosenstein is rolling over in showing the white house his belly i think that he and chris wray the director of the fbi are trying to walk a very narrow tight rope it's a difficult time to be in the justice depar i don't think that we can make any pretends that it isn't they are trying to permit a very important investigation to continue while at the same time upholding the traditions of the justice department the issue that they'll alternately have to confront his how far those traditions can bend before they break it's not an easy job but it's too fine men trying to do the right thing in a difficult time.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Are some different laws come into play not just the foreign agents registration act but a whole bunch of constraints on campaign funds where they can come from what they can be used for and second because of the muller investigation i think there is just the specter of potential false statements whether by cohen or by other folks that the special counsel has spoken with where even if the underlying pay to play might not have been prosecutable especially after the mcdonnell case there was enough of a effort to cover up these contacts these relationships you know these payments that folks got themselves into legal trouble simply through the cover up even if not through some kind of underlying crime seaf one of the things that we're gonna wanna talk to you at some length about today is whether muller you know has the authority to subpoena donald trump or whether president trump can legally resist a grand jury subpoena and so i guess the question is when stories like this come out these kinds of revelations you said there's a lot more smoke there but we don't know yet whether there's fire but does that does that smoke in any way sort of enhanced muller's case does it make legally easier in any way or is it not not particularly relevant i mean in other words what will you know what is the sort of threshold for a prosecutor to be able to subpoena president yeah i mean so i think if we go out to sort of you know square one here for a second i mean muller's investigation you know motors not like the other federal prosecutor in theory is supposed to be able to buy almost all his investigative actions to his underlying mandate to this original appointment memorandum signed by active attorney general rosenstein and so i do think that muller does have an additional constraint.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"David your thoughts well the demand by the house republicans is outrageous is really no other word for it to to request a roadmap of the investigation of just spermatozoid conducting in which the president is a subject of the investigation that is to say he is one of the the subjects that that investigators are pursuing it's almost hard to imagine a demand like that coming from the nominal oversight body in the house house republicans have consistently shown that that they're eager to work with the white house to try to frustrate muller's investigation the behavior of the house us committee chairman devenue unisys the best example of that but it's it's a broader story jenning up and i think that's the right word the idea that that that in some way rosenstein should be impeached for his conduct when he's done nothing more than follow the procedures and rules that were given given to him takes this investigation into even more political and potentially damaging at a chapter i just hope house republicans realize their actions will be studied by people twenty years from now what did they what did they say redo hitting this period of american history and they use they'll they'll have to live with the words they're they're using now so david do agree with the premise espoused by many both republican some republicans in the house and republicans in the senate is well as many democrats this request by certain members of the house republican caucus and the prior threat to impeach deputy attorney general rosenstein and the comments made about the about the information they are requesting come as close as you can come to a definition of obstruction of justice but i think that's the right question to begin to ask the behavior of these house members in in seeking to put up roadblocks.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Second third rather i guess most people say that you cannot in charge a president with obstruction of justice for firing somebody as a constitutional right to fire that is comi so if there's no indictment he can't be charged with obstruction for firing someone has a constitutional right to fire in what case is rosenstein a potential witness there is no case there because the only case that there would be would be an impeachment hearing which got nothing to do with muller so i think it's made up there trying to interfere with the investigation by finding a reason to get rid of rosenstein to capitated and that's not good now it's not been run out of this is what they're doing and they're doing it to where they think the audience is going to be friendly to the argument here are the president's allies on fox news it is also very clear that rod rosenstein is so incompetent compromised and conflicted that he can no longer serve as deputy attorney general rosenstein is not done his job he has not supervised muller this whole thing absurdity incompetent compromise conflicted absurd it goes on and on renato but look here's the thing for the first time we have a poll today majority of republican voters fifty four percent now believe muller is not conducting a fair investigation that is up ten percentage points over the past six months of coding to quinnipiac that's pretty stunning that would seem like the president attacks muller rosenstein are working.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Originally expected and let me give you the last word on that we talk about bob muller being completely immune from walled off from all politics but it doesn't mean he's oblivious to them and this seems like a very smart move for muller politically to be able to show the white house or or the white house counselor whomever still able to talk sense into this president that there is no mission creep that anything outside of what deputy attorney general rosenstein articulated in that memo because manafort is already challenging the legitimacy of the probe is being sent to other prosecutors you worked in that office is a typical kind of investigation that that office would and could handle oh sure i mean southern district can handle any kind of terrorism cases were secured schorr anything i mean there's just no question they can handle it and i agree with you on the mission creep argument it's a smart move is also a smart move to put it in a place where it's not subject to ending if muller gets fired and his team gets disbanded and i think it's a good argument to say listen these trump's people at trump's doj it's trump's us attorney they're still moving forward you know a federal judge has approved this search warrant so we're now not in muller witchhunt land anymore despite the president's earlier comments we're we're in a different category and it's moving forward on a different track and i think that's important for the president supporters to understand they're all trump appointees though it's important in the which is the witch hunt is being run by trump appointees as well.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Okay so just following up on that on other point very quickly and then you can take it away it's the the other interesting point is you know there's been a lot of speculation i think informed speculation that muller as a as a as an officer of the justice department will have to follow the justice department scott that a sitting president cannot be indicted and so therefore and there's a question to you is someone who's been a a deputy independent counsel if muller's view is well he's not i'm not going to indict him because he can't be indicted then he's never going to actually be a target of a criminal investigation that that that muller presiding over so a couple of points there i is that there are two office of legal counsel opinions office of legal counsel is the office within the justice department that advises the attorney general on legal matters there are two office of legal account council opinions one from nineteen seventy three and one from two thousand which say a sitting president cannot be indicted and or tried for criminal behavior there is also a an opinion that says they can however be forced to go to civil trial we saw that in the paula jones case second the oil c opinions which are supposed to be policy of the torment may not apply entirely too muller that is a matter that i think is under review whether he is as a a del designated pointy of the attorney journal acting sort of parallel to the justice department he is bound by those llc opinions but of course there are two things one is that the oil see the office of legal counsel is subordinate to the to the attorney general in this case deputy attorney general rosenstein so deputy attorney joe rosenstein has the authority to override the two thousand oil.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"These nine senators tonight have now written to this whole line of succession to all the saturday night massacre you have to go through three on this case is written to all all five below rosenstein franscisco angle dumbers hague didn't cox and this is what they said quote we have significant concerns that the president or his white house could order individuals at the department of justice with the authority to oversee special counsel muller's probe to interfere with the probe or shut it down you fall in the line of succession at the department of justice if deputy attorney general rosenstein to either resign or be removed we right now to request that you provide a written and public commitment that you will not interfere in the special counsel's investigation into russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen elections possible collusion with such meddling by the trump campaign efforts to obstruct justice or any related inquiry as such we ask that you publicly commit to refuse any order or request whether express or implied to interfere in the special counsel's investigation including but not limited to firing mr muller cutting off funding or resources limiting staffing or inhibiting his ability to follow the facts wherever they may lead so again that that letter is being sent out tonight from democrats on the senate judiciary committee and and they're saying that they want a response right away so far there's no word from these five senior justice department officials as to whether they will make that kind of commitment whether they'll make that kind of promise it is worth noting that the man above them at doj who's in that oversight position now rod rosenstein he has made that kind of public promise so wouldn't be weird if these other officials followed in his footsteps and did so as well.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on Embedded
"I'm like the the standpoint of an obstruction of justice case could it even lead there and what all would have to happen for it to do that so let's say robert muller compiles a boatload of evidence where does he take that up in its the way it set up now muller first test to give his evidence to rod rosenstein the deputy attorney general rosenstein remember is in charge of this because jeff sessions recused himself and then rosenstein has to decide what to do with that file he could give it to congress at that point the house could vote whether or not to impeach if that vote is yes the senate would hold impeachment proceedings like a trial where a twothirds majority is needed to convict carrie says everybody who's imagining these impeachment proceedings should probably slow down but way ahead of where we are right now at this moment in time in it requires a lot of assumptions like that there is evidence the president of the united states committed some kind of legal violation that people in the house of representatives are willing to accept that information and do something with it i'm not sure that either of those things are true at the moment that we are speaking and there is one less that just because some people think this obstruction part of robert moller's investigation might in this is a big might be nearing some kind of end the part of muller's investigation about whether the trump campaign coordinated with russia in many ways is still very much ongoing we did a whole episode about this if you haven't heard echo listen.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It's difficult to see that he will never contact missed rosenstein i think maybe with a deputy attorney general rosenstein is waiting to see is what precisely as the line of questioning that he will face have deeply drawn in he will be what role effective legal play in the investigation and it may be on that basis that he decides whether he is required to recuse himself if the role is fairly minor that maybe one thing it's not clear at all just exactly how he's going to apply the recusals standards in this case we're all learning about that order of succession at the justice department thinking about that prospect the number three in succession rachel brand the number four in succession dana bantay there now becoming very interesting figures political uh in terms of their political leanings and what people think about them and legal profession it's all hypothetical at this point until that refusal happens but on the other side of this mr power i wanted to ask you about the legal team that the president has started to assemble thus far i don't want to ask you to beat personal though that any these lawyers i dunno if even know any of them personally but do you think that he's got the right kind of council to give him the best possible defense well he's he's adding different lawyers with different experience what is most notable is it the lawyer that he hasn't the pinnacle the one who's in charge doesn't have any washington or meaningful whitecollar criminal experience would be brought to bear at a case like this and in the end you know the team is really defined by its leadership but perhaps the lawyer will find the appropriate balance and you will build sort of in legal like fashion what he needs to to represent the president affectively abou are former white house counsel to president barack obama missed thank you very much retention.
"general rosenstein" Discussed on Unfilter
"Do you really believe that this had to do with director kony's performance with the men and women of the fbi there was a clear view of mine and von on deputy attorney general rosenstein as he set out at some length in his memoranda which i adopted consent forward to the president that we had our problems there and it was my best judgment that a fresh start at the fbi was the appropriate thing on to do now listen to the new ones is because this has been cut off almost everywhere else right there are and when i ask god said that to the president is something i had it here to deputy rosenstein ladder a down with a number of things when the uh mr call me uh declined the clinton prosecution this was a this was a moment when it happened i thought i misunderstood what had happened i thought i didn't think it was the role of the fbi director did to choose who would be prosecuted or not that's i in my in my view of the way the government works that would have gone to the justice department the fbi does the investigation they make their recommendation they provide the facts and the evidence and then the justice department makes a decision about prosecution but in the case of the clinton investigation call me made the decision of their clan the clinton prosecution uh that was really a usurpation of the start of the federal prosecutors in the department of justice it was a stunning development.