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Rod Rosenstein submits resignation letter to Trump. All eyes turn to AG Barr (Video)

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein’s official resignation letter submitted to US President Trump.

What does this mean for the DOJ and for AG Barr as he prepares to investigate the real spying and collusion that took place during the nearly two year long attempted Deep State coup against Donald Trump.

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While long-expected, amid two chaos-ridden years as the Justice Department’s No.2, the day has finally come when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reportedly sent his resignation letter to President Donald Trump, will leave post May 11.

“I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education and prosperity,” Mr. Rosenstein wrote in the letter, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

In his letter, Mr. Rosenstein cited the Justice Department’s progress in executing the Trump administration’s agenda: fighting violent crime, combating the nation’s drug abuse crisis, toughening immigration enforcement and supporting local law enforcement. “Productivity rose, and crime fell,” he wrote.

“Our nation is safer, our elections are more secure and our citizens are better informed about covert foreign efforts and schemes to commit fraud, steal intellectual property, and launch cyberattacks,” he wrote.

“We also pursued illegal leaks, investigated credible allegations of employee misconduct and accommodated congressional oversight without compromising law enforcement interests.”

Mr. Rosenstein made no mention of the special counsel in his resignation letter, but instead, as WSJ reports, wrote of the Justice Department’s responsibility to avoid partisanship.

“Political considerations may influence policy choices, but neutral principals must drive decisions about individual cases,” he wrote.

“We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls. We ignore fleeting distractions and focus our attention on the things that matter, because a republic that endures is not governed by the news cycle.”

Rosenstein’s full resignation letter:

Dear Mr. President:

The Department of Justice made rapid progress in achieving the Administration’s law enforcement priorities — reducing violent crime, curtailing opioid abuse, protecting consumers, improving immigration enforcement, and building confidence in the police — while preserving national security and strengthening federal efforts in other areas. We staffed the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices with skilled and principled leaders devoted to the values that make America great. By consulting stakeholders, implementing constructive policies, reducing bureaucracy, and using results-driven management, we
maximized the public benefit of our $28 billion budget. Productivity rose, and crime fell.

Our nation is safer, our elections are more secure, and our citizens are better informed about covert foreign influence efforts and schemes to commit fraud, steal intellectual property, and launch cyberattacks.We also pursued illegal leaks. investigated credible allegations of employee misconduct, and accommodated congressional oversight without compromising law enforcement interests. 1 commend our 115.000 employees for their accomplishments and their devotion to duty. As Thomas Paine wrote. ”Those who expect
to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”

The median tenure of a Deputy Attorney General is 16 months. and few serve longer than two years. As I submit my resignation effective on May 11. I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity, because “a nation exists to serve its citizens.” The Department of Justice pursues those goals while operating in accordance with the rule of law. The rule of law is the foundation of America. It secures our freedom, allows our citizens to flourish, and
enables our nation to serve as a model of liberty and justice for all.

At the Department of Justice, we stand watch over what Attorney General Robert Jackson called “the inner ramparts of our society — the Constitution, its guarantees, our freedoms and the supremacy of law.” As a result, the Department bears a special responsibility to avoid partisanship. Political considerations may influence policy choices, but neutral principles must drive decisions about individual cases. In 1940, Jackson explained that government lawyers “must at times risk ourselves and our records to defend our legal processes from discredit, and to maintain a dispassionate, disinterested, and impartial enforcement of the law.” Facing “corrosive skepticism and cynicism concerning the administration of justice” in 1975, Edward Levi urged us to -make clear by word and deed that our law is not an instrument of partisan purpose, and it is not … to be used in ways which are careless of the higher values … within us all.” In 2001, John Ashcroft called for “a professional Justice Department … free from politics … uncompromisingly fair … defined by integrity and dedicated to upholding the rule of law.”

We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls. We ignore fleeting distractions and focus our attention on the things that matter, because a republic that endures is not governed by the news cycle.

We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first.

Sincerely,

Rod Rosenstein

In a statement, Attorney General William Barr praised Rosenstein for serving the Justice Department “with dedication and distinction” and described Rosenstein’s devotion to the department and its employees as “unparalleled.”

Mr. Rosenstein’s successor, Jeffrey Rosen, currently the No. 2 official at the Transportation Department, is awaiting a likely confirmation by the Senate.

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Besides that general comment on this piece that Peter Lavelle’s comments are just plain great, as usual, this is more a personal appeal to Peter: Yours is an important voice to have available on all these discussions, and so I would ask that you consider looking at this peer-reviewed information regarding those electronic cigarettes you appear to be smoking: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/google-cse#gsc.q=electronic%20cigarettes

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Rosenstein has not fallen on his sword, but he has fallen on his own faeces, so that has to be a good result 🙂

His kind has a faeces fetish anyway.

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God, I hope Peter is right. America needs some (who are we kidding, it needs a massive mind numbing amount) cleaning and justice at the top. But this swamp has a lot of bodies buried in it. And a huge number of those that need to be cleaned out know where bodies are buried. Will they go quietly into the night? Who has control files on who? There are really big egos here and much delusions of grandeur. Many of those with these delusions are not to tightly connected to reality and I really doubt their sanity. Once you light… Read more »

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I very much sympathize with your feelings on this as it is not a pretty picture . We may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
Just in a few days ago this article you might be interested in from Judicial Watch:
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-fbi-admits-hillary-clinton-emails-found-in-obama-white-house/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tipsheet&utm_term=members&utm_content=20190429191243

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I have a poster in my files where it says the “The light at the end of the tunnel is a train”. I am sorry to have to use so many cliches. Can American society remain “stable” if Hillary Clinton and her cohort are indicted (or even worse Obama because for him to not have knowledge of this mess means he is incredibly stupid)? Obama may be many things (Slick Willie’s traits apply to Obama) but stupid isn’t one of them. Furthermore, it will be really, really difficult to blindly ignore the international deep state players (some deeper than others)… Read more »

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