It appears that Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has become a focus of congressional investigators.
As the man who appointed the special counsel to take down President Trump without a shred of evidence to justify that appointment that focus has proven to be well earned.
In this game of competing investigations it’s not always easy to know who the good guys are. For example, although all signs point to Rosenstein as a black hat – a theory I’m becoming more convinced is true with each passing day – he could simply be keeping anxious Republicans from getting out over their skis before the second, third and fourth tier employees can be ferreted out in this long overdue clean out of our alphabet soup intelligence agencies.
Still, it has recently been discovered that Rosenstein deliberately obstructed congressional investigators from viewing key evidence of the FBI’s plan to entrap Donald Trump in a scheme that was wholly fabricated by the CIA along with our Five Eyes partners, with the approval of the DOJ and the aide of the FBI.
The evidence in question is a test message sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok to FBI attorney Lisa Page. The message was missing from the middle of a string of messages sent between the two.
Strzok says he’ll stop Trump from ever becoming president with the help of whoever “we” is.
Admittedly, it took level four military intelligence recovery software to restore the original message but even when Rosenstein was in possession of the newly uncovered evidence, he continued obscuring if from the view of congress.
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) spent a good deal of his time questioning I.G. Horowitz about this yesterday:
After the I.G. told Jordan that Strzok and Page has exchanged “tens of thousands of emails” Jordan wanted to know if it wasn’t odd that “there was one that we didn’t get to see, one text message that we didn’t get to see until last week when your report came out. And it just happened to be the most explosive one!”
How did a single text message – the single most incriminating text message – become the only missing one among “tens of thousands?”
This makes it difficult, if not impossible to continue believing that Rosenstein has anything but his own agenda guiding him.
Later in the hearing, Congressman Mark Meadows dropped two more disquieting charges about the FBI’s attempt’s to put its thumb on the scale of justice.
Meadows pointed out that there is a growing body of evidence that FBI officials altered the official 302’s that document the findings of witness interviews:
“I think the other thing that I would ask you to look into, there is growing evidence that 302s were edited and changed. Those 302s, it is suggested that they were changed to either prosecute or not prosecute individuals. And that is very troubling.”
As you can see, Meadows’ suspicion is not limited to the witness interviews in the Clinton email investigation, alone.
It’s apparent that he has evidence that suggests this is also the case in the trumped up Russia probe and he took the opportunity to open the door to that possibility as well.
Meadows then proceeded to reveal two names we had not heard about until now, one of whom was a lawyer that was eventually removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team.
The significance of that these two previously unidentified lawyers is that neither works in counterintelligence. According to Meadows:
“They don’t work in counterintelligence. If that’s the reason the FBI is giving, they’re giving you false information because they work for the general counsel.”
Rosenstein has repeatedly denied access to the names of these agents based on a claim that by outing them their lives could be put in danger. If they work for the general counsel and not in counterintelligence there is little chance Rosenstein is doing anything but hiding behind a smokescreen. Revealing their names would no put them at risk.
More and more it looks like Rosenstein is running out of time, hoping that Mueller will find something that justifies him to keep going. Otherwise, Assistant Attorney General Rosenstein may very well find himself the next to be perp-walked out of his office.