Rod Rosenstein calls James Comey a "partisan pundit"

  
Via:  cms5  •  2 months ago  •  10 comments

Rod Rosenstein calls James Comey a "partisan pundit"
Rosenstein says Comey is now "a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony."

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In remarks prepared for delivery tonight, former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein calls James Comey "a partisan pundit" and criticizes him for his recent remarks about Rosenstein.

In an op-ed last week in the New York Times, Comey asked how Rosenstein could, after the release of the Mueller report, give a speech quoting President Trump on the rule of law and praise the president in his resignation letter. Comey concluded that Trump "eats your soul in small bites."

In remarks for a speech Monday night to the Greater Baltimore Committee, Rosenstein says Comey is now "a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony."

Rosenstein also defended the memo he drafted that was cited by Trump in support of Comey's firing. Referring to the former FBI director's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigations final stages, he said, "There are bright lines that should never be crossed."

Repeating many of the points he made in the memo, Rosenstein said, "The clearest mistake was the director's decision to hold a press conference about an open case, reveal his recommendation and discuss details about the investigation, without the consent of the prosecutors and the attorney general. Then he chose to send a letter to the Congress on the eve of the election stating that one of the candidates was under criminal investigation, expecting it to be released immediately to the public. Those actions were not within the range of reasonable decisions."

Rosenstein's last day as deputy attorney general was May 11. The Senate will likely vote on the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen later this week to take over that role.

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cms5
1  seeder  cms5    2 months ago

It's interesting to see just how many partisan pundits that have crawled out of the DOJ.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  cms5 @1    2 months ago

Voted up! Yup, Comey is angry with Rosenstein. Rosenstein saved himself and left all those dirty FBI officials unprotected!  Yup, Rod was supposed to get Trump indicted or impeached so that nobody would ever know what happened.

Poor Jim!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Rosenstein unfortunately proved himself to be a lackey.  He was so worried about being fired prematurely by Trump that he lost his moral compass. Comey is right. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago
Comey is right. 

Comey's a Dink !

"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

"Clinton’s emails included seven message chains with information classified as top secret."

“None of these emails should have been on any kind of unclassified system.”

Since Hillary got off scot-free for ….. "Being Careless".....I guess TRUMP should too ?

According to the 2 year, 35 bazillion dollar Mueller Report, Trump may have been careless, but he didn't break any actual "Laws" that Mueller could actually find.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

How did Rosenstein lose his moral compass?

Guess you must love him for letting Hillary off the hook.

He condemned her illegal actions, but declined to recommend prosecution.

Why? Because of who she was politically?

 
 
 
cms5
2.2.1  seeder  cms5  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2    2 months ago

It is rather comical that the one who holds a press conference about an open case without consent...the one who sent a letter to Congress on the eve of an election informing them that one of the candidates was under criminal investigation...is now a beloved pundit that is 'right'. Leaky Comey...up on a pedestal because he dislikes the one who fired his butt.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  Tessylo    2 months ago

'Comey is right.' 

Yes he is.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @3    2 months ago

So is a broken clock twice a day. That doesn't mean Comey is 'right' in this.

Wish he would have been 'right' and not allowed Hillary sycophants in the FBI to work on either the email investigation; or the collusion investigation. Of course that would have forced him to be moral and ethical- which he is neither. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
3.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Tessylo @3    2 months ago

No, he's a lying Dem/Lib - but, what else would you expect, eh?

 
 
 
cms5
4  seeder  cms5    2 months ago

There is about to be some house cleaning at the DOJ...there will be more partisan pundits available for the left to put on pedestals.

 
 
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