Right Wing House members introduce resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

By | 2018-07-27T05:29:53+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |17 Comments

You are trying to impeach the wrong government official morons!

Courtesy of CNN:

House Freedom Caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan on Wednesday escalated their fight with the Justice Department, introducing a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The resolution is not a sign that the House is about to vote to impeach Rosenstein, as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy — who have been pushing for documents from the Justice Department — did not sign on. The House is also leaving for a monthlong recess after Thursday.

The resolution to impeach Rosenstein, which Meadows and his conservative allies have been threatening for weeks, is the strongest step that conservative allies of President Donald Trump have taken in their feud with Rosenstein and the Justice Department.

In a statement, Meadows said Rosenstein should be impeached because of the Justice Department’s stonewalling of congressional subpoenas and hiding information from Congress, and for signing one of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant renewals for Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

Rosenstein has fiercely pushed back against his House Republican critics, warning in May that the Justice Department is “not going to be extorted” amid threats that he could be impeached.

This is just more Kabuki theater and a waste of everybody’s time. 

Literally, the only people who will be impressed by this is Donald Trump, his Kremlin handler, and the inbred, slack-jawed morons who still think Trump is the second coming of Jesus and can do no wrong.

Or as the Freedom Caucus members refer to them, their base. 

Update: Mark Meadows apparently got his wrists slapped:

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says he is tabling his efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after having several meetings with Republican leadership, stating that he would instead pursue contempt if the Justice Department (DOJ) does not turn over documents Congress is seeking.

While the impeachment option remains on the table, Meadows told reporters Thursday he now hopes it will be a contempt process rather than impeachment.

Yeah, somebody got taken out to the woodshed. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Conservative columnist: Trump would not have won in 2016 without Russia’s help

    Conservative columnist Max Boot explained in a special interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday that without Russia’s electoral interference in 2016, Donald Trump would never have won the presidency.

    Rather than simple speculation, Boot had statistics to back up his claim that he initially made in a Washington Post column published earlier in the week.

    “Fewer than 80,000 votes in three states” decided Trump’s win, Boot said, noting that “a lot of things certainly contributed to the outcome.”

    “I’m not saying Russia was the only thing that contributed to Trump’s victory, but it was a significant factor,” he said. “You have to look at how extensive the Russian campaign was. It wasn’t just the social media hitting 126 million people on Facebook alone — it was also the hacking of voter rolls.”

    “The most significant part was stealing Democratic e-mails and releasing them through Wikileaks,” Boot continued. “In the last month of the campaign, Donald Trump mentioned Wikileaks 164 times, more than five times a day. He said, ‘boy, I love Wikileaks.’ He said, ‘Wikileaks has really done a job on her, hasn’t it?’”

    Trump “was making use of these Wikileaks revelations, which fed into his own campaign narrative and knocked Hillary Clinton off.

    “Now trump will have you believe that had no affect on the outcome,” Boot concluded, “and that just beggars belief.”

    Watch below, via CNN:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/conservative-columnist-trump-not-won-2016-without-russias-help/

  2. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:37 am
  3. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Allen Weisselberg—Trump’s tax-preparer and the most senior person in the Trump organization who’s not a Trump—going before a *grand jury* means we’re finally entering the next phase of the Mueller probe: people close enough to Trump to know he’s a career criminal flipping on him.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1022528230430072832

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1022360697865424897

    When I think back to how roundly I was criticized for saying that Trump’s Twitter feed contained evidence of criminal conduct, I have to calm myself. *Anyone* who’s worked in the criminal justice system knows Trump was creating *serious* inculpatory evidence in the public sphere.

    3/ This NYT report is a blockbuster. Trump is now under investigation for secret pardon offers, witness intimidation, obstruction via tweets sent to millions of Americans. And Mueller wants to question Trump directly on all of it. Trump’s in such a deep hole, he’ll never get out.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1022526752390873088

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson

  4. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:46 am

    It’s time to accept that Trump (and the GOP) loves robber-baron capitalism and *nothing else* about America. Not our Constitution, not our diversity, not our separation of powers. Nothing. He cares about himself, his money, and his family. In that order. Stop assuming he cares about you or us.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1022253973217132545

    • Anonymous July 27, 2018 at 2:40 am

      Seth Abramson lol.

  5. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Impeachment has not been carried out against an executive branch employee in 122 years, and the constitution defines it as punishment for “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    R’s are mad because he didn’t produce the documents they wanted quickly enough.

    https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1022263190791643137

    Here’s the text of the impeachment resolution filed tonight by House conservatives led by Meadows and Jordan. It has a very high bar to clear to pass the chamber, given there are a number of skeptical Republicans.

    https://meadows.house.gov/uploadedfiles/7.25.2018_articles.pdf

    https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1022261309835030528

  6. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

    This was done in response to Trump’s backroom orders—and comes from a place of ABJECT TERROR at what Mueller’s probe will eventually uncover.

    This action is illegitimate in every sense and in every possible context but the penultimate scene of a Goodfellas-style B-movie matinee.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1022265205932392448

    Jim Jordan is taking a page out of the Trump playbook. Play the victim and throw up a smokescreen to change the topic from his moral liability as a wrestling coach who condoned sexual assault at OSU. He’s performing the same function in Congess as a Trump sycophant.

  7. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Jim Jordan stands accused of having tried to cover up the sexual abuse scandal at Ohio State University when he worked there as a wrestling coach. The two most relevant questions about Jordan are when he’ll end up resigning, and whether he’ll end up in prison. So instead of simply resigning and preparing his legal defense, he’s now trying to take over Congress in nearly laugh-out-loud fashion.

    Yesterday Jordan introduced a measure to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Even though it’s guaranteed to fail, he seemed to believe that it would endear him to Trump’s bottom feeding base. The trouble: this stunt is so extreme, even the Republican Party doesn’t want to support it. Jordan only received eleven House GOP co-sponsors, out of more than two hundred, a clear sign this wasn’t going anywhere. But he introduced it anyway, forcing Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy to publicly speak out against the idea today. So now Jordan is trying to fail even further upward.

    That’s right, Jim Jordan now says he wants to run for Speaker of the House and replace Paul Ryan. Again, this is a guy who’s become such a pariah, his latest measure only received the support of around five percent of the Republicans in the House, and a guy who’s trying to fend off a sex abuse scandal that could land him in prison. Even if the GOP keeps control of the House in the November elections, which is unlikely, Jordan wouldn’t have the GOP support to become Speaker. This guy is more likely to be under house arrest by that time, than to become Speaker of the House.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/jim-jordan-deep-end-completely/11607/

  8. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Republican unloads on Trump for missing deadline to hold Putin accountable for poisonings

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/republican-unloads-trump-missing-deadline-hold-putin-accountable-poisonings/

  9. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    What if Trump Has Created a Monster That No Republican Can Control After He’s Gone?
    Trump will go out and give speeches this fall to his besotted crowds asserting that Russia is helping the Democrats.

    …And that tweet was a Category Three. If Russia is doing any corrupting of this fall’s elections, it’s obviously going to be on behalf of the Republicans. Our intelligence agencies told us they already interfered to help Trump in 2016. The Trump GOP is the Putin Party, just like UKIP is in England and Le Pen’s National Front is in France.

    So Trump said the opposite of the truth, and in doing so, he laid out a whole strategy. He will go out and give speeches this fall to his besotted crowds asserting that Russia is helping the Democrats. Fox will start repeating the charge. Wishy-washies like NPR will discuss it “responsibly.” It’ll get into the ether. Before we know it, 39 percent of Americans in some stupid rigged poll will say they believe that Russia helped the Democrats take back the House.

    Then he’ll call on the Justice Department to investigate. And who knows, maybe it will. I mean, we now know that the Justice Department is led by a man who thinks that a chant about imprisoning a political opponent is funny and doesn’t have the small-d democratic reflex to be able to tell a bunch of rowdy high-schoolers, “Folks, that kind of talk was for the campaign, I’m now the chief law-enforcement officer of the United States,” and give them a quick civics education on the difference.

    If the Democrats win the House, expect the Republicans now trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein will demand that Justice investigate what they will inevitably dub “the real collusion.”

    In other words, with the president and a “news” network and several House Republicans egging them on, we’ll have millions of Americans refusing to accept the results of an election.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-if-trump-has-created-a-monster-that-no-republican-can-control-after-hes-gone

  10. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Jim Jordan seems to think speaker run will bury his sex abuse scandal

    …Jordan, who has hired a crisis management firm to handle his response to the story, has denied the allegations in the most disingenuous, Trump-like way possible.

    Jordan has called victims of abuse liars, insisted that the scandals are “fake news,” and even baselessly claimed that the so-called “deep state” is behind the allegations. Trump has done all of these things, from the victim blaming to the conspiracy mongering.

    Republicans have rallied to Jordan’s side. Trump has proclaimed, in reference to the former wrestlers who say Jordan ignored their reports of abuse, “I don’t believe them at all.”

    Normally, a politician embroiled in this kind of scandal would probably be hiding in shame. But Jordan apparently thinks he still has a chance to be elected speaker of the House by his fellow Republicans.

    The sheer hubris of Jordan’s decision to run for speaker at a moment like this shows just how far the modern Republican Party has fallen.

    https://shareblue.com/jim-jordan-running-house-speaker-sex-abuse-scandal/

  11. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    The far-right House Freedom Caucus Republicans plotted to embarrass the deputy attorney general. They failed. Badly.

    Well, that didn’t last long.

    On Wednesday, members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus introduced articles of impeachment to remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from office.

    On Thursday, they changed their minds.

    Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the group, told reporters Thursday that after discussions with his party’s leadership he had decided to table the impeachment fantasy for now.

    “I think it is our desire to have more of a contempt process,” he said. But of course that would also require the agreement of leadership — and so far, he doesn’t have that either.

    Meadows and other members of his caucus, including co-founder Jim Jordan, have been talking openly for weeks about how to get rid of Rosenstein. They have concocted all sorts of conspiracy theories that Rosenstein — a Republican who was appointed by Trump — is somehow part of the imaginary “deep state” that is out to harm the administration.

    Their real gripe, of course, is that Rosenstein has resisted pressure to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    So on Wednesday, they finally followed through with their threats and officially accused Rosenstein of deliberately hiding information that they think will prove their “deep state” theories. While the members of the House Freedom Caucus are gung-ho about trying to remove Rosenstein, it turns out no one else in their party thinks it’s a good idea.

    Speaker Paul Ryan shut down the impeachment fantasy Thursday morning.

    https://shareblue.com/house-freedom-caucus-giving-up-rod-rosenstein-impeachment-stunt/

  12. Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Lawyer In Trump Tower Meeting Had Closer Ties To Russian Officials Than She Let On
    The documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served as a ghostwriter for top Russian government lawyers.

    The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

    Scores of emails, transcripts and legal documents paint a portrait of Natalia Veselnitskaya as a well-connected attorney who served as a ghostwriter for top Russian government lawyers and received assistance from senior Interior Ministry personnel in a case involving a key client.

    The data was obtained through Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s London-based investigative unit, the Dossier Center, that is compiling profiles of Russians it accuses of benefiting from corruption. The data was later shared with journalists at the AP, the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, Greek news website Inside Story and others.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/natalia-veselnitskaya-russians_us_5b5a43b0e4b0b15aba96ed88

  13. anon July 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/msnbcs-nicolle-wallace-blisters-jim-jordan-rosenstein-attack-hes-joke-staffers-need-control-moron-boss/

    ““Doesn’t he have a staff?” asked Sykes. “Isn’t the job of the staff—if your boss is a moron isn’t the job of your staff to go out and prevent you going from out in public and confirming that you’re a moron.”

    “I think it’s worse than being a moron,”

  14. anonymous July 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/26/no-way-jim-jordan-speaker-house.html

    “In a statement today, he said: “Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives.””
    “Whenever there has been an effort by congressional Republicans to wage war on American institutions and protect this president from any accountability, Jim Jordan as been front and center, wearing a tinfoil hat and waving his baton.”
    “the Ohio congressman didn’t just start disqualifying himself in the Trump era. When Barack Obama was president and Hillary Clinton was inching toward the Democratic nomination, Jordan was one of the top cheerleaders in the Benghazi clownshow.
    Of course, nothing came out of that actual witch hunt, but that’s not the point to people like Jim Jordan. He doesn’t care about results because he didn’t go to Congress to get things done or help the American people. He went so he could burn it to the ground.”

  15. Anonymous July 27, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Democrats are already calling for an ethics probe on Wheeler, Pruitt’s replacement, and he’s only been on the job less than three weeks.

    Ron Reagan says Trump’s base hates Democrats so much they would vote for Putin for president before any Democrat.

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