Panicky House Republicans prepare to impeach Rod Rosenstein.

By | 2018-07-14T13:50:49+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

I guess those indictments yesterday provided an increased sense of urgency.

Courtesy of Politico:

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in fact, had the impeachment document on the floor of the House at the very moment that Rosenstein spoke to reporters and TV cameras Friday.

Conservative GOP lawmakers have been plotting to remove Rosenstein for weeks, accusing him of slow-walking their probe of FBI agents they’ve accused of bias against President Donald Trump.

Democrats contend Republicans’ fixation on Rosenstein is really an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller, who reports to Rosenstein and has been making inroads in his investigation of the Russian election interference plot. Mueller’s probe has entangled members of Trump’s inner circle and Trump has increasingly assailed it as a politically motivated “witch hunt” as it’s presented greater danger to him and his allies.

Conservative sources say they could file the impeachment document as soon as Monday, as Meadows and Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) look to build Republican support in the House. One source cautioned, however, that the timing was still fluid.

Well, I guess this answers the question as to whether or not the GOP will force Jim Jordan to step down in response to those allegations that he ignored complaints of sexual misconduct by those Ohio State wrestlers. 

They can’t, they need Jordan to help obstruct justice. 

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21 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Gosh, I am getting the feeling that the republicans aren’t interested in the FACT that the russians, a foreign enemy state, interfered in our election. (sarcasm) Which makes me wonder how many of them are compromised because they sure are giving the impression that winning is more important than our democracy 🙂

    So patriotic, and this is coming from the Freedom Caucus, the teabaggers, so much for freedom when you are compromised by the KGB or what ever they call it now.

    I am telling you, Ronnie Reagan has rolled over in his grave so many times, he is in a permanent spin cycle at this point.

    • anonymous July 14, 2018 at 7:17 am - Reply

      Correction> ronnie Raygun

      ” The Heritage Foundation provided High Frontier with space to conduct research, and Graham published a 1982 report entitled, “High Frontier: A New National Strategy” that examined in greater detail how the system would function.[30]

      Graham was not alone in considering the anti-missile problem. Since the late 1970s, a group had been pushing for the development of a high-powered chemical laser that would be placed in orbit and attack ICBMs, the Space Based Laser (SBL). More recently, new developments under Project Excalibur by Teller’s “O-Group” at LLNL suggested that a single X-ray laser could shoot down dozens of missiles with a single shot.[31] Graham organized a meeting space at the Heritage Foundation in Washington and the groups began to meet in order to present their plans to the incoming president.

      The group met with Reagan several times during 1981 and 1982, apparently with little effect, while the buildup of new offensive weaponry like the B-1 Lancer and MX missile continued. However, in early 1983, the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with the president and outlined the reasons why they might consider shifting some of the funding from the offensive side to new defensive systems.[a]

      According to a 1983 US Interagency Intelligence Assessment, there was good evidence that in the late 1960s the Soviets were devoting serious thought to both explosive and non-explosive nuclear power sources for lasers.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative

      JB$

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Ronald Reagan was not the saint that the likes of Queen Heifer are trying to canonize.
      His repeal of the fairness doctrine alone gave us Fox News.

      • $arah is in it for $$$ July 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm - Reply

        Why was he obsessed with ears? Could it be an identifier with a certain family?

  2. anon July 14, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    https://www.salon.com/2018/07/14/trumps-presidency-is-illegitimate/

    ” Agents of the Russian government coordinated with members of the Trump campaign and took cues from Trump himself in order to influence the election of 2016.”
    “From Paragraph 20 of the indictment, “The Object of the Conspiracy”: “The object of the conspiracy was to hack into the computers of US. persons and entities involved in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, steal documents from those computers, and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 US. presidential election.”

    The indictment is breathtaking in the specificity of the crimes it outlines, how those crimes were committed, and by whom.” “On March 29, 2016, Trump hired Paul Manafort as his “convention manager.” His deputy, Rick Gates, joined the campaign with him. Both Manafort and Gates had worked for many years in the Ukraine and Russia and had numerous contacts with Russian intelligence operatives,” “The indictment goes into fantastic detail about how the Russian intelligence operatives accessed Clinton campaign and DNC emails throughout March of 2016. ” “On April 26, Trump gave a speech at Trump Tower after his victories in five East Coast primaries. Seemingly out of nowhere, he told the crowd, “We’re going to have a great relationship with Trump and Russia.”

    Also on April 26, Papadopoulos sat down to breakfast in London with his friend Joseph Mifsud, who announced that he had just returned from Moscow where he had meetings with high-level officials of the Russian government. He told his young charge Papadopoulos that the Russians informed him they had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails,” and that they were prepared to help disseminate the “dirt.”” They also created a DCLeaks Facebook page and Twitter account which they also used to disseminate Democratic documents.

    According to the indictment, the Russian intelligence agents kept up their theft of Democratic documents for months. But after going into elaborate detail about how the hacks were accomplished, which email accounts were spearphished, how they set up fake email accounts to access “more than thirty” Clinton campaign accounts, how they inserted malware into DCCC accounts, and how they used their access to DCCC accounts to access the DNC server, the indictment suddenly stops being specific and devotes Paragraph 22 to make this allegation:

    “The Conspirators spearphished individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign throughout the summer of 2016. ” “Four things stand out about Paragraph 22. The first is the date: July 27, 2016. Let’s have a look at what else was going on the same day.

    On July 27, at a press conference, seemingly out of the blue, Trump said: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” referring to the so-called “missing” emails from the private server Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.

    Which brings us to stand-out thing number two: the spearphishing done by the Russian intelligence operatives was done “after hours.” At no other point in the indictment does the Mueller team refer to what time of day other hacking was done. Trump’s press conference was in New York at about noon. That’s 7 p.m. in Moscow. Russia was listening, all right. They started hacking immediately after Trump’s call-out to them. After hours.” “Clearly, the indictment issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday is saying that right after Trump called on “Russia” to “find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Russians did just that. They went looking for those emails by going after Clinton’s personal email server.

    If that’s not collusion with the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, I don’t know what is.” “Anybody who gets elected to office in this country with the help of the intelligence agents of a foreign power has been elected illegitimately.”

    https://www.salon.com/2018/05/10/now-you-can-view-thousands-of-russian-linked-facebook-ads/

  3. anon July 14, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    “Trump has said he plans to raise the issue. When asked at a news conference in Britain on Friday whether he would tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections, Trump said “yes.”

    But the president indicated he did not expect much progress on the issue. “I will absolutely bring that up,” Trump told reporters. “I don’t think you’ll have any ‘Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me.’”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/14/indictment-of-russian-officers-puts-pressure-on-trump-at-putin-summit.html

  4. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week

    Experts say the database of carefully curated medical guidelines is one of a kind, used constantly by medical professionals, and on July 16 will ‘go dark’ due to budget cuts.

    The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community.

    Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the database is known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse [NGC], and it’s scheduled to “go dark,” in the words of an official there, on July 16.

    Medical guidelines like those compiled by AHRQ aren’t something laypeople spend much time thinking about, but experts like Valerie King, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of Research at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University, said the NGC is perhaps the most important repository of evidence-based research available.

    “Guideline.gov was our go-to source, and there is nothing else like it in the world,” King said, referring to the URL at which the database is hosted, which the agency says receives about 200,000 visitors per month. “It is a singular resource,” King added.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/hhs-plans-to-delete-20-years-of-critical-medical-guidelines-next-week

    TAKE NOTICE: This Web site, AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse,
    will not be available after July 16, 2018.

    https://guideline.gov/

  5. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Our Intelligence Is So Good, We Even Have The Hackers Celebrating Trump’s Win

    …The U.S. intelligence is so good, he said, “that we have been able to gather reporting that they, the Russians named in this indictment, celebrating this and Trump’s victory and celebrating the success of their hacking operation, essentially. That is how good the U.S. intelligence got in this case, in this investigation. That’s remarkable.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2018/07/our-intelligence-so-good-we-even-have

  6. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I think many people are missing the big picture here. Yes, the DNC was hacked and compromised by the Russians in the lead up to the 2016 elections in what, I believe, was part of a two-stage plan.

    If you recall, there was talk at the time that the RNC was hacked as well, but none of the fruits of that operation seem to have made it into public view thus far. In fact, I believe it is the compromising material that was gleaned by the Russians during that phase of the operation, that has been used to secure the conspicuous silence and defense of Trump on the part of so many Republicans.

    If that’s the case, then I fear we can look forward to six more years of the Putinization of our country and to what end, we can only begin to speculate upon. May God help us all.

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

      I’m with you on six years. Where is the outrage? My God, not even eighteen months seems like eighteen years. A complacent media, complacent Democrats, they all thumb their noses at us. Is it any wonder that people say it’s just not worth it to vote if it’s all rigged? Gryph, you have called me out on this before, and I get it. I REALLY do, but this is not the civil rights/Vietnam era in which I came of age. Just like mass shootings, let them march on the streets to make themselves feel better and life will continue on as “they” have made it. To say that I am pissed is an understatement. What happened to this country?

  7. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Trump Fears Rosenstein Is a ‘Covert Liberal Trying to Undermine His Presidency’: Report

    …Even more intriguingly, the report found that two sources said Trump has been complaining about Rosenstein. He believes, they told the news outlet, that Rosenstein is a “covert liberal trying to undermine his presidency.”

    The piece goes on to detail the extensive lengths to which Trump and his supporters have gone to cast doubt on Russia’ interference in the election. One notable but often forgotten example is that Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., called the claims of Russia hacking the DNC “phony” and “lies” on July 11, 2016.

    We now know, however, that he had been told that Russia was trying to help his father’s campaign and may have dirt on Hillary Clinton in a private email exchange just the month before.

    It’s an open question why President Trump would see Rosenstein as a threat. If he were completely innocent of any election-related crime, then it’s hard to see why he wouldn’t welcome his appointee’s efforts to address the serious crime of election meddling. If he’s guilty, however, he may have good reason to fear Rosenstein and Mueller zeroing in on him.

    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-fears-rosenstein-covert-liberal-trying-undermine-his-presidency-report

    Will Trump Keep Pushing Putin’s Lie About Attacking America?

    https://amp.thedailybeast.com/will-trump-side-with-mueller-or-putin-on-russian-hackers

  8. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Here’s How Shady Russian Cash Flowed Through Trump’s Toronto Hotel — And Ultimately Back to the President Himself: Report
    A bombshell report by the Financial Times reveals how Trump’s business partner may have facilitated the transactions.

    https://www.alternet.org/heres-how-shady-russian-cash-flowed-through-trumps-toronto-hotel-and-ultimately-back-president

    ‘There Are More Indictments to Come’: Former Federal Prosecutor Explains What the Pattern of Mueller’s Charges Shows
    He said that the investigation is following the pattern of a corruption investigation.

    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/there-are-more-indictments-come-former-federal-prosecutor-explains-what-pattern

    ‘A Moment in American History’: Ex-GOP Lawmaker Argues Mueller’s Latest Charges Should Make Us ‘Fearful’ of the President
    “We should eject Russian diplomats and we should bring our U.S. diplomats home from Russia.”

    …”The president has known for days about this and he did not pivot in the press conference today to change his message nor is he changing the meeting,” he continued. “And what Americans should feel today — and I say this carefully — but we should feel fear. The Department of Justice today issued a statement on behalf of the United States government saying that one of our greatest adversaries in the world, Russia, had intelligence agents interfere with our elections. …we should be fearful about the allegation. We should be fearful about the statement of facts. At the end of the day, we should be fearful we have a president who has known about this and did not change his behavior.”

    Bret Stephens, a New York Times columnist, agreed — and called out Republicans who ignore these crucial facts.

    “If the facts were the same but Barack Obama were president, if we had just indicted 12 Russians for interfering in our election and yet President Barack Obama was going to meet Vladimir Putin and doing so against the advice of his own party, with a suggestion there is a possibility of collusion, what would Republican leaders be saying today?” he asked.

    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/moment-american-history-ex-gop-lawmaker-argues-muellers-latest-charges-should-make

  9. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Trump biographer: ‘Flat out racist’ Trump was doing Putin’s bidding with European immigrant slurs in Sun interview

    …‘If you needed a clear statement that Donald Trump’s campaign is really make America white again, and if you’re not white you better know your place, there it is,” he explained.

    “Donald Trump is a stone, flat out racist and always has been — and there have been judicial proceedings that established this,” he continued. “But those comments make it crystal clear the kind of view he has in the world. Here he was in London, where I am now, behaving like a bull at a Wedgwood shop. And at the same time doing things exactly the way that the man he’s about to meet with, Vladimir Putin, would love him to do: break up the NATO alliance and cause these people to start fighting among themselves.”

    You can watch the video below via MSNBC:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-biographer-flat-racist-trump-putins-bidding-european-immigrant-slurs-sun-interview/

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      And I keep looking at third wife. How could you possibly stay with such an effing asshole? Do you have no self respect at ALL?
      Speaks to her character, doesn’t it. I see no one flocking to her for interviews, “gracing” the covers of magazines, etc.
      FREAKS and the world knows it.

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

      ….and ALL of this is President Obama’s fault. Of COURSE it is.

      • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

        It Was Mitch McConnell Who Stopped Obama From Blocking Trump’s Treason

        As Trump tried to blame Obama for his potential crimes against his own country, it is important to remember that it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who stopped any bipartisan action before the election against the Russian attack.

        Trump tweeted:

        ‘The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration. Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?’

        Here is the real history that Trump is trying to hide.

        It was Barack Obama who wanted to issue a joint statement condemning Russian election meddling with Republicans, but Mitch McConnell refused to cooperate. It was the Obama administration that secured documents relating to the Russia investigation so that they couldn’t be destroyed by Trump and the Republicans. It was Obama who warned for years that America’s election system and infrastructure needed to be upgraded and repaired. (A warning that was ignored by Republican state and local election officials.)

        McConnell went even further. When Congress wanted to act, the Senate Majority Leader expressed doubt about the intelligence that Russia was attacking the United States and stopped Congress from taking action against Russia.

        The Republican Party prevented President Obama and the Democrats from doing anything to stop the Russian attack. In hindsight, we now know that this is because Republicans were also benefiting from the Russian activities.

        https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/14/it-was-mitch-mcconnell-who-stopped-obama-from-blocking-trumps-treason.html

  10. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Donald Trump, while on his golf course is serenaded with protestors’ chants of:

    “No Trump. No KKK, No Racist USA”

    Again, We thank you Scotland.

    https://twitter.com/Kokomothegreat/status/1018135778851946496?s=07

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

      That;s one fugly golf course.

    • anonymous July 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/top-intel-democrat-uses-eric-trumps-words-accuse-family-buying-turnberry-golf-course-russian-cash/

      “Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is a former federal prosecutor who gained prominence prosecuting former FBI Agent Richard Miller of passing secret documents to the Soviet Union in exchange for gold and cash.”

      “Before meeting Putin, the President will play golf at his course in Scotland, which he paid for with millions in cash. Where did the cash come from? His son, Eric, has said they get all the money they need from Russia.

      Is that why @POTUS won’t confront Putin? We need to know.”

  11. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I guess that embarrassing sideshow with Peter Strzok wasn’t enough.

    They do understand the midterms are coming up in November, right?

    • Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 3:00 am - Reply

      Of course they do…. do you?

      The ‘blue wave’ is a joke.

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