Rod J. Rosenstein

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Federal Law Enforcement

How Rod Rosenstein Protects the Mueller Investigation

Unless something changes again in the mercurial mind of Donald Trump, it looks like Rod Rosenstein will survive the day. He survived last Friday, Sept. 21, when the New York Times published a report that he had raised the possibility of wearing a wire in the White House and had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment against the president. He survived Monday, Sept.

Federal Law Enforcement

Presidential Norms and the Special Counsel Investigation: Disclosures to Congress

Yesterday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted:

A Rigged System - They don’t want to turn over Documents to Congress. What are they afraid of? Why so much redacting? Why such unequal “justice?” At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!

Politics & National Security

There Is No Truth Commission in L’Affaire Russe

On Thursday, Benjamin Wittes published his assessment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s Dec. 13 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. While I understand Ben’s considerable concern about the nature of the politics the hearing so openly displayed, I do think Rosenstein did two things that defended the credibility of the special counsel’s investigation.

FBI Director James Comey

Questions Raised by Rod Rosenstein’s Statement

One of us was admittedly very hard last week on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. His drafting of a memo criticizing Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation—which the administration now admits is an entirely pretextual basis for the dismissal of the FBI Director—struck Ben as shocking for reasons he explained.

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