Rosenstein to take the fall to hide Obama administration’s dirty secrets

Today may be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s last full day in the job.

Rosenstein has been stonewalling Congress on the release of the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI having spies in the Trump campaign prior to any probe into Russian collusion despite facing congressional subpoenas.

Rosenstein was told on Monday by House leadership to supply relevant materials by Friday or face impeachment hearings.

The House Freedom Caucus — a conservative group — last month drafted impeachment articles against Rosenstein, which House leadership has said it will consider should  Rosenstein not comply.

Republican House member Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted this below Wednesday:

“If we were really serious about oversight we’d say the documents will be present at 10:00a.m. tomorrow, if they’re not, at 10:01 we start the impeachment proceedings regarding Rod Rosenstein.”

The House Judiciary Committee has requested from Rosenstein’s office more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ relating to the Hillary Clinton email probe, the firing of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, and reported surveillance of a Trump aide during the 2016 presidential election.

Remember Rosenstein is on the hot seat because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself soon after his appointment of any dealing with DOJ’s Russian probe.

Congress does not have the right to fire Rosenstein, that can only come from Sessions. However they can impeach or charge him with contempt and jail him until the documents are released. The latter is highly unlikely to happen.

Just what is Rosenstein protecting by ignoring the congressional subpoenas is anyone’s guess, but I’ll put a few thoughts out there.

  • The transcript of the tarmac meeting between President Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch, which may include a call from the Obama Oval Office.
  • More details into the death of Hillary Clinton aide Seth Rich and his dealings with Julian Assange.
  • Rosenstein and FBI working through the Five Eyes protocol to spy on Americans here in the US.

Those are just a few bombshells that may be contained in Horowitz’s report, which have been redacted.

Remember Horowitz’s report does not have the weight that Utah US attorney John Huber’s investigation. Huber can and will indict individuals involved in obscuring the FBI and DOJ investigations into the Clinton’s email server and the hiring of Fusion/GPS to produce the “Russian Dossier”.

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Tariffs and the Art of the deal German-style

As I wrote last week this is more of a tariff tiff than a war.

You announce a number — $50B, $200B in tariffs — it doesn’t matter. It’s just a number to begin negotiations.

Wednesday morning news broke that the German ambassador was about to announce that the EU would abandon all import tariffs for cars between the European Union and the US provided the Trump Administration drop its 25% border tax on all EU car imports.

See its all negotiations and never really gets implemented. It’s the Art of the Deal so to speak. Finally, America has someone who does not bow to pressure from other countries that have enjoyed decades of favorable treatment selling into the US market.

This has everything and nothing to do with President Trump. Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush could have done this. They couldn’t because they took the money of the multi-national corporations and the globalist free traders who demanded that the US come out on the losing end of most trade deals as a way to pay back for our other sins.

Enter Trump. No ties that bind to these factions. Knows a thing or two about negotiations and plays hardball with them. As I wrote earlier, do you think any country would forgo its ability to sell into the US over tariffs or import taxes?

Of course not. I think I hear China working the abacus to figure out its new proposal right now.

There was more than Bill and Loretta in on that Phoenix tarmac meeting: source

On Tuesday I had lunch with a friend who is in the know on most things Washington and Wall Street.

We meet every so often when he is in town, but today he made a special trip to Midtown to talk. It started out as all our get-togethers do, but quickly turned serious.

“Listen, I need to tell you something on deepest background,” he uttered for the first time in our history of speaking. “This shit is getting real.”

I did not mutter a word, figuring he had this conversation rolling around in his head for sometime, so I would just let him play it out and hold any questions to after he said his piece.

“Trump’s team has all the goods on the Obama White House and it will rock the world. I have second-hand knowledge of some of it and it is scary that what I know and where it could lead.”

As he said that the waiter came for a drink order. He ordered a double Macallan 21-year-old scotch, which he never has had before. I had water, because it looked like I would need all my wits when he was done.

He continued, “Do you remember the story of Bill Clinton meeting Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in Phoenix? he asked.

“Sure, I’ve heard some in the FBI where in hot water over probing that event,” I said.

“Brother, you ain’t heard the half of it,” he countered.

“The NSA has the total transcript of the conversation — the whole conversation.”

“Well that makes sense since they can use any smart phone as a microphone,” I joked.

“Do you know who else was in on that meeting?” he asked me.

“I assume Hillary to issue the quid pro quo on the Supreme Court seat for Lynch,” I countered thinking I would show how much I knew on the subject.

“That’s not the half of it, brother. Obama in the Oval Office was on that call.”

“What? Are you shitting me,” I blurted. “What did he say?”

“I don’t know the full transcript, but I was told it was a full-court press on Lynch.”

“So I’m guessing he didn’t contribute to the conversation on the grandkids?” I said and we both laughed and he took a long draw on his Macallan as a sense of relief came over him.

“How will this come out?” I asked. “It sounds like Obama was meddling in North Korea over the weekend, that does not sound like a man who is scared something big may come out.”

“Listen brother, this is multiple pay grades above us, so I have no idea how it plays out.”

That ended our talk on the subject, although I tried to engage him further and all he would say is, “I think we should talk after the 4th of July.”

As an aside, It is my hope that President Trump is well protected with no questionable public appearances coming up in the future.

Weinstein’s new best friend may be Manhattan DA’s office

Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to the NYPD Friday morning for arraignment on two counts of rape. One in the first degree and the second count to rape in the third degree stemming from two women’s allegations.

Weinstein will only be charged with two counts on Friday despite over 80 woman having come out with charges that the former film mogul violated their human dignity with lecherous acts.

The man who almost singlehandedly empowered woman to begin the #MeToo movement (along with Bill Cosby) will only be charged on two felonies for now.

There are two thoughts that come to mind after spending many years seeing how the District Attorney’s office and the NYPD works.

One: The want to get him into the system. Take your two strongest cases before a judge. Have him booked. Take his passport since he has the means to be a flight risk and put up a large bail request.

Two: Once booked, now you can request all the information you need to make further charges. Financial, business and travel records are all available due to charges. It’s no longer a fishing expedition, it’s a criminal case.

So when the criminal trial comes up and it will be in NYC, not California, the charging document may look more like a small telephone book and not the two-count indictment that will be presented this morning at Manhattan Supreme Court.

One other interesting aspect comes out of today as well. Weinstein, facing a life in prison, may become a bit more chatty with the Manhattan’s DA office on what he knows about a host of other people.

You have to know Weinstein was a large contributor to all things Democratic. From Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to a host of other national political contenders and state office holders.

What he has witnessed, been told about and/or funded may be of interest to the authorities. And that’s where this could become very interesting.

Happy Memorial Day to all and take a moment to think about all the young men and woman who laid down their lives for us over this holiday weekend.

 

Clinton campaign used FBI to spy on President Trump

I am having a difficult time figuring out why this news took so long to come out.

The Clinton election team had the FBI spying on the Trump campaign. Continue reading