DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s Deceptive Motives ~ Federal Law 28 CFR 45.2 – Disqualification based on a personal or political relationship.
After reviewing all the information that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, it is clear this is a huge conflict of interest and violation of Federal Law 28 CFR 45.2 – disqualification based on a personal or political relationship. Another huge conflict of interest is Special Counsel Robert Mueller only appointing Democratic attorneys, most who contributed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. One lawyer represented the Clinton Foundation.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s deceptive motives
Rosenstein is very close friends with FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. This is another conflict of interest under 28 CFR 45.2 – Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship.
This was a complete setup. Rosenstein’s recommendation to President Trump was to remove FBI Director James Comey for poorly handling the investigation of Hillary Clinton. Rosenstein would appear that he had the President’s best interests at heart; then backhandedly appointed a special counsel to investigate and accuse the President of being involved in collusion with Russia while Rosenstein, Sessions and Mueller continue to protect Obama, Hillary and CFIUS cabinet members involved in the Uranium One Russian scandal; selling US uranium to Russia. It is clear, Attorney General Jeff Sessiona and especially Rod Rosenstein, do not want to appoint a Special Counsel to prosecute Obama and Hillary’s unconstitutional criminal behavior involved in espionage and treason.
“Deception” is what occurred on May 9, 2017
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote to President Trump and said, that former FBI Director James Comey did not handle the investigation of Hillary Clinton professionally. And furthermore, Comey gave himself the permission to announce to the the public that no charges were being filed because there was no intention that was proven, other than “carelessness” on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s rogue unsecured email servers, destruction of 33,000 classified email documents combined with 22 top secret SCI documents. Under Title 18 793f the Espionage Act, there is no such thing as having to prove intention.
Mueller is insistent and no one will stop him to continue with this charade. A sham investigation where there is no collusion between President Trump and Russia. This investigation further encourages the extreme polarization in this country and is wasting taxpayer’s money. It’s been well over a year and there is no collusion between President Trump and Russia. Mainstream media continues to demonstrate an unrelenting biased view toward President Trump and his administration and purposefully is not covering and exposing the Obama and Hillary corruption that continues to surface daily.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence reported no evidence of collusion between Trump & Russia. The committee announced the release of the report on Monday March 13, 2018, 426 days after the panel started its investigation into Russian interference in the election. Seventy-three interviews have been conducted in that time span, and more than 300,000 documents have been reviewed, according to committee Republicans.
According to ABC “sources”, Rosenstein has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter. The prospect of a Rosenstein’s recusal comes amid reports rapidly expanding Special Counsel Mueller investigation is now shifting away from alleged collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign towards allegations of obstruction of justice by the President. President Trump has vigorously objected to the impropriety of such an investigation. Mueller is the Obstruction of Justice continuing to protect Hillary, Obama and his administration for committing the most serious crimes of espionage and treason.
And minds questioned, if Mueller had hired attorneys for his investigative team, in an effort to block the Freedom of Information Act requests for e-mails on Clinton’s private server and to distract from the FBI involvement and collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign by using Christopher Steele who made up the Trump Dossier used to illegally obtain a FISA warrant for Obama and his administration to illegally wiretap and unmask the incoming President.
In the May 9, 2017 memo Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins recommendation to President Trump was to fire FBI Director James Comey.
An excerpt of Deputy AG Rosenstein’s memorandum to President Trump
28 CFR 45.2 – Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship.
(a) Unless authorized under paragraph (b) of this section, no employee shall participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with:
(1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or
(2) Any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.
(b) An employee assigned to or otherwise participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution who believes that his participation may be prohibited by paragraph (a) of this section shall report the matter and all attendant facts and circumstances to his supervisor at the level of section chief or the equivalent or higher. If the supervisor determines that a personal or political relationship exists between the employee and a person or organization described in paragraph (a) of this section, he shall relieve the employee from participation unless he determines further, in writing, after full consideration of all the facts and circumstances, that:
(1) The relationship will not have the effect of rendering the employee’s service less than fully impartial and professional; and
(2) The employee’s participation would not create an appearance of a conflict of interest likely to affect the public perception of the integrity of the investigation or prosecution.
(c) For the purposes of this section:
(1)Political relationship means a close identification with an elected official, a candidate (whether or not successful) for elective, public office, a political party, or a campaign organization, arising from service as a principal adviser thereto or a principal official thereof; and
(2)Personal relationship means a close and substantial connection of the type normally viewed as likely to induce partiality. An employee is presumed to have a personal relationship with his father, mother, brother, sister, child and spouse. Whether relationships (including friendships) of an employee to other persons or organizations are “personal” must be judged on an individual basis with due regard given to the subjective opinion of the employee.
(d) This section pertains to agency management and is not intended to create rights enforceable by private individuals or organizations.
During an investigation hearing, Senator Graham questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was sitting in for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Lindsey Graham asked, “Is giving political donations a reason to disqualify somebody for serving in the Special Counsel’s office?”
Rosenstein: No, Senator, it is not a disqualification. It is not.
Graham: As a matter of fact, many states, the judges and prosecutors are actually elected. Donations are a part of that system, is that correct?
Rosenstein: Yes, that’s true.
Graham: Would it be a disqualification for somebody in the Special Counsel’s office who had represented Mrs. Clinton in the past to serve?
Rosenstein: You know, Senator, it would depend on facts and circumstances. As a general matter, I think the answer is no.
Graham: Isn’t that much closer to a conflict of interest?
Rosenstein: I don’t want to answer a hypothetical, Senator. Everybody needs to make a determination based on the facts and circumstances of the individual case.
Graham: How would you get it before the Special Counsel? What process could a member of the Senate use to inform the Special Counsel that you’d have a concern about hiring someone that represented Clinton?
Rosenstein: We have a process within the Department of Justice, Senator, so I would encourage you, if you have those concerns, to raise them with [former] Director Mueller or to raise them with me, and I’ll make sure —
Graham: So should I do it to you or to him?
Rosenstein: Well, you could do it to both.
Graham: Okay. That’s fair enough.
Rosenstein: And we have career —
Graham: And I don’t know if I’ll do that, but I’ve read some things that were — I don’t think donations are disqualifying at all, but if you represented the Clinton Foundation or Clinton herself, that would be disturbing to me, but I’ll take care of that.
Appointment of Special Counsel | OPA | Department of Justice
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Appointment of Special Counsel
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.
“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein added, “Each year, the career professionals of the U.S. Department of Justice conduct tens of thousands of criminal investigations and handle countless other matters without regard to partisan political considerations. I have great confidence in the independence and integrity of our people and our processes. Considering the unique circumstances of this matter, however, I determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly. Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result.”
Special Counsel Mueller has agreed to resign from his private law firm in order to avoid any conflicts of interest with firm clients or attorneys.