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Friday, 16 June 2017 20:47

Report: DAG Rosenstein Considering Recusal from Russia Investigation

Written by  Ian Mason

ABC News reported Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation last month, may be considering recusing himself from that investigation.

According to ABC, “sources” stated that Rosenstein, the number two man at the Department of Justice, “has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter.

The DOJ, however, insisted the deputy attorney general’s stance on recusal remains the same. “As the Deputy Attorney General has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will. However, nothing has changed,” DOJ Spokesman Ian Prior told Breitbart News.

Rosenstein came to be the top law enforcement official with regard to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections after he was sworn in in April. In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions himself had recused himself based on his being involved in the Trump presidential campaign.

Following the leak of ex-FBI Director James Comey’s now-infamous “let this go” memo, supposedly based on a conversation between President Donald Trump and himself, in May, Rosenstein made the decision to appoint Mueller as special counsel for the investigation.

Under oath before Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey admitted he himself leaked the memo to the press through friend and Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman with the specific purpose of forcing Rosenstein’s hand to make that appointment.

Read more at Breitbart
Last modified on Friday, 16 June 2017 23:00

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I invite all fair minded citizens to file complaints with the DOJ justice.gov and with the Office of Special Counsel osc.gov.
It is more than unethical that Rosenstein, Comey and Mueller have formed a conspiracy to do damage to our president, to oust him from power.
We are not stupid. Rosenstein's recusal is too little too late, the damage is done.
He performed his part of the conspiracy and now Mueller and his clintonites have free reign.
I will fight them in the streets those traitors.
I never thought I could hate hillary clinton more than I did when she destroyed my party.
I hate her so badly I am inconsolable.

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Would make any reasonal person have second thoughts about the "investigation" upon learning that the "investigators" are anti-Trump as they have supported hillary & the dems and are likely "friends" of the potential anti-Trump wittness's?

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