If there was any doubt of the existence of the Deep State operating within the US govt, more specifically the DOJ, this report from Fox’s Catherine Herridge should put it to rest.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was apparently triggered so much so, by the House Intelligence Committee, he threatened to “‘subpoena’ emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year”.
Once again none of this would be happening if we had a competent Attorney General, instead we’re stuck with Jeff ‘Mr Magoo’ Sessions who is curled up in a ball, in a dark corner in his office waiting for Rod to give him instructions on what he can and cannot do. Why Pres Trump hasn’t fired Rosenstein yet, which will trigger Sessions to resign, is beyond most conservatives. The DOJ is insanely corrupt at this point running above the law driving the witch hunt to remove Pres Trump from office. Rosenstein is well aware the DOJ is obligated to answer to the Congress, as they have oversight over the agency, yet Rosenstein runs the DOJ like a government unto itself. And why shouldn’t he? He is in fact protecting himself and his pals who are in knee-deep with Uranium One scandal as well as everything related to Hillary and the DNC they are in fact trying to pin on Trump!
“’The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee’s then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”
A second House committee staffer at the meeting backed up Patel’s account, writing: “Let me just add that watching the Deputy Attorney General launch a sustained personal attack against a congressional staffer in retaliation for vigorous oversight was astonishing and disheartening. … Also, having the nation’s #1 (for these matters) law enforcement officer threaten to ‘subpoena your calls and emails’ was downright chilling.”
The committee staffer noted that Rosenstein’s comment could be interpreted as meaning the department would “vigorously defend a contempt action” — which might be expected. But the staffer continued, “I also read it as a not-so-veiled threat to unleash the full prosecutorial power of the state against us.’” ~Fox News
It is time for Nunes, Meadows, Jordan and co to formally introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein. This type of behavior is WHY Pres Trump was elected, because Americans are TIRED of the abuse of power, and elites living by a separate set of rules.