Move over, J. Edgar Hoover; Rosen­stein a greater threat to Con­sti­tu­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY CHARLES HURT ● Con­tact Charles Hurt at churt@ wash­ing­ton­times.com or on Twit­ter @ charleshurt.

How­ever bad you thought it was, it re­ally is so much worse. How­ever rot­ten and un­govern­able you thought the fed­eral swamp was, it re­ally is so much worse.

In­deed, it will take a hun­dred Don­ald Trumps to carve out all the can­cer rid­dling this fed­eral govern­ment.

Be­hold Rod Rosen­stein, the very face of the swamp leviathan.

Geeky and be­spec­ta­cled, he is the can­cer that even Amer­ica’s founders could not imag­ine when they crafted a set of checks and bal­ances de­signed to tem­per even the most mon­strous of hu­man na­ture.

Mr. Rosen­stein, one of the most pow­er­ful men in the De­part­ment of Jus­tice, threat­ened to in­ves­ti­gate mem­bers of Congress and their staffs if Congress con­tin­ued to ful­fill its con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity to over­see the in­creas­ingly rogue fed­eral de­part­ment.

Move over, J. Edgar Hoover. Rod Rosen­stein has of­fi­cially taken your place as the most power-drunk, ne­far­i­ous, crooked blight on jus­tice to ever pre­side in the De­part­ment of “jus­tice.”

The pop­u­lar­ity of Congress may be in the toi­let, but self-deal­ing rogue prose­cu­tors with un­lim­ited power to pun­ish political op­po­nents and put peo­ple in jail are so far down the toi­let that they are fer­til­iz­ing daisies in Den­mark.

In a state­ment to Fox News, a DOJ of­fi­cial de­nied that Mr. Rosen­stein threat­ened Congress in a bizarre state­ment — that con­firmed Mr. Rosen­stein did pre­cisely that.

“The Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral was mak­ing the point — after be­ing threat­ened with con­tempt — that as an Amer­i­can cit­i­zen charged with the of­fense of con­tempt of Congress, he would have the right to de­fend him­self, in­clud­ing re­quest­ing pro­duc­tion of rel­e­vant emails and text mes­sages and calling them as wit­nesses to demon­strate that their al­le­ga­tions are false,” the of­fi­cial said.

After ad­mit­ting Mr. Rosen­stein threat­ened Congress for over­see­ing his de­part­ment, the DOJ of­fi­cial went on to re­it­er­ate that the threat re­mains.

“That is why he put them on no­tice to re­tain rel­e­vant emails and text mes­sages and he hopes they did so,” the of­fi­cial’s state­ment said.

Are you freak­ing kid­ding me? Who does this lu­natic think he is? What kind of coun­try does he think he lives in? Who does this a-hole think is pay­ing his salary?

Ex-At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder was an ide­o­log­i­cal cru­sader and political thug, hell-bent on max­i­miz­ing the power of the pres­i­dent for whom he worked. Mr. Holder was never elected any­thing, but he was work­ing for a guy who did get elected. Twice.

Mr. Rosen­stein is a thou­sand times worse and so much more dan­ger­ous. He never got elected any­thing — and he is bla­tantly giv­ing the mid­dle fin­ger to any­one elected by the peo­ple to over­see him and his in­creas­ingly law­less de­part­ment.

Mr. Rosen­stein be­lieves he is — lit­er­ally — above the law. He is an­swer­able to no one. Le­gal ac­count­abil­ity is be­neath him. The public be damned.

Do not think for one sec­ond that this is your typ­i­cal par­ti­san hack­ery that goes on all the time in­side the Belt­way.

This is Repub­li­cans elected to Congress who are jus­ti­fi­ably out­raged over the con­duct of a Repub­li­can of­fi­cial in a pow­er­ful post in­side a Repub­li­can pres­i­dent’s De­part­ment of Jus­tice.

This is not par­ti­san pol­i­tics. This is a full-blown con­sti­tu­tional cri­sis.

More­over, Repub­li­cans in Congress are 100 per­cent in the right here and Rod Rosen­stein is 100 per­cent in the wrong.

Mr. Rosen­stein should be im­peached. Then he should be forced to go back and take law school all over again.

Scratch that. Rod Rosen­stein should ac­tu­ally be banned from ever set­ting foot on any law school cam­pus for the rest of his life, for fear he might fur­ther con­tam­i­nate the le­gal sys­tem.

In­stead, Mr. Rosen­stein should be forced to sit on the steps of the Supreme Court with a great big chalk­board and write out — in flaw­less cur­sive writ­ing — the en­tire U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion 100 times.

One fi­nal note: This law­less le­gal cheat got his law de­gree from Har­vard Univer­sity — just like Pres­i­dent Obama. Har­vard should be stripped of its ac­cred­i­ta­tion for is­su­ing sham law de­grees — un­til it can be fully in­ves­ti­gated by Trump Univer­sity.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein threat­ened to in­ves­ti­gate fed­eral law­mak­ers and their staffs if Congress con­tin­ued to over­see the rogue Jus­tice De­part­ment.

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