Is Rosenstein Part Of Or Being Played By The Swamp?
Oh! What A Colluded Web We Weave: Rod Rosenstein Amid The Lords Of The Obama FBI And DOJ
When will Rod Rosenstein remove the recusal log from his own eye?
Rod Rosenstein’s conflicts with the Mueller Special Counsel would make skeptics out of the most trusting people. The log in his own eye looms large, while the over-zealously pointed out “conflicts” of Jeff Sessions and Geoffrey Berman are mere specks.
Perhaps Rod’s blindness is understandable? Logs do have the capability of producing befuddlement. Squinting past a monstrosity like that would induce concentration on a few specks. But I don’t know for sure. You decide. Let the evidence speak for itself.
Following is as much history as can be gathered from places accessible to me on the internet. (If I could only get my hands on a FISA warrant!) If you have additional events, dates, etc., please send Sarah Watching a comment and I’ll add it to the list. (*Also, please read this article about internet resources. I’d love to hear your experience. We need some action ideas to address this situation.)
As you analyze the following list, the decades long waltz between Mueller and Rosenstein will be clear. Look closely and you will see a dance floor filled with establishment deep staters—Comey, the Clintons, McCabe, etc.—all key players in the Russia Hoax. If you see the cavorting amongst these deep staters, then the list will have achieved its purpose—displaying the overwhelming evidence why Rod Rosenstein should recuse himself from the Mueller Special Counsel.
The Log In Rod Rosenstein’s Eye
Otherwise known as the mountain of evidence begging for Rod Rosensteins’s recusal from the Mueller probe or IMO–firing
|acting U.S. Atty
|District of Massachusetts
|graduated Harvard Law, cum laude
|When did Rod and Bob meet? How?
|law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg
|US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
|DOJ Criminal Division (AG’s Honors Program) worked for Robert Mueller
|prosecuted public corruption cases as a trial attorney with the Public Integrity Section; Led by Asst AG Robert Mueller, appointed by George H.W. Bush
|Counsel to Deputy AG Philip B. Heymann
|Heymann – Clinton Admin DAG US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Heymann was looking for someone to serve as counsel. A career prosecutor whose judgment he trusted recommended Rosenstein—who was the career prosecutor?)
|Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Boston
|Appointed special asst to the head of DOJ Criminal Division Jo Ann Harris
|Harris was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993; (of note Harris, in 02/2000, was appointed by Robert Ray Independent Counsel for Whitewater to investigate a confrontation between govt lawyers and Monica Lewinsky that contributed to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton; no charges but she stomped on the credibility of the govt lawyers)
|Appointed to Associate Independent Counsel under Ken Starr investigating the Clinton Whitewater scandal
|headed Whitewater prosecutions of former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and Clinton business partners James and Susan McDougal (James McDougal died mysteriously in prison after agreeing to cooperate with the OIC; Susan McDougal, though spending many years in prison has never spoken out against the Clintons; In 2001, she was pardoned by Bill Clinton in the final hours of his presidency.)
|Asst U.S. Atty for the District of Maryland
|hired by U.S. Atty Lynne A. Battaglia who was appointed by Bill Clinton and served 1993 – 2001
|Whitewater prosecutor; DAG resume conveniently leaves off working for this Special Counsel in 1998
|Rosenstein, as part of Whitewater Counsel, questioned Hillary Clinton at the White House concerning FileGate/TravelGate; as the supervisor of the investigation he found no basis for criminal prosecution of White House officials who had obtained FBI background files of the travel office’s director and hundreds of former aides from Republican administrations; Of note, Rosenstein’s resume submitted to the Judiciary Committee, indicated that he worked on Whitewater only through 1997, obscuring his involvement. (Does any of this sound familiar?)
|Robert Rosenstein spouse, Lisa Barsoomian
|Attorney for Bill Clinton
|represented Bill Clinton in a lawsuit; Clinton v Hamburg; Hamburg was a Vietnam Vet essentially ignored and treated horribly by Barsoomian and Clinton
|U. S. Atty for Northern District of CA
|appointed by Bill Clinton
|Acting Deputy AG
|appointed by George W Bush; preceded by Eric Holder
|Principal Deputy Asst AG for the Tax Division of the DOJ
|served as acting head when Asst AG Eileen J. O’Connor was unavailable; involved in several appeals
|appointed by George W Bush; extended 2 years by Obama
|appointed by George W Bush
|U.S. Atty for the District of Maryland
|appointed by George W Bush; unanimously confirmed (?)
|Reappointed U.S. Atty for the District of Maryland
|one of 3 U.S. attorneys, out of 93, reappointed by Obama; the other 91 were fired.
|U.S. Atty for the District of Maryland
|appointed by Robert Mueller as supervising prosecutor Uranium One investigation; investigation of Rosatom/Tenex/Tenam for bank fraud, money laundering, etc. (more information is included after this table along with resources.)
|Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Andrew Weissman
|FBI Dir, U.S. Atty for the District of Maryland, Asst. FBI Dir, DOJ Fraud Section Head, respectively.
|all four (!) involved in Uranium One investigation, yet CFIUS, headed by then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, with (1 of 9 board members) AG Eric Holder, approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia. CFIUS said they knew nothing of Mueller’s FBI fraud investigation—yet he signed off on the deal(!); CFIUS approved Uranium One; (CFIUS Certification to Congress, Case 10-40: Rosatom (Russian Federation)/Uranium One, Inc, (October 22, 2010). In an 2015 inquiry, Sen. Chuck Grassley was told by the DOJ: ““The Department of Justice’s National Security Division (NSD) reviewed this transaction in consultation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CFIUS agencies.” (emphasis mine)!
|While Comey waxed eloquent at Lockheed, Mueller was back at the FBI approving defense contracts with Lockheed, a tag game played often by these two close friends and confidantes; for more info check out Government Accountability Institute’s “Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption” by Seamus Bruner, foreword by Peter Schweitzer.
|appointed to Board of Directors of HSBC Bank
|HSBC in December 2012 struck a plea deal with Robert Mueller, FBI Director, for the same thing of which Paul Manafort was indicted, except HSBC on an exponentially greater monetary scale, not to mention massive involvement with drug and terror money laundering.(See chapter in Killing The Deep State by Jerome Corsi
|James Comey, Robert Mueller, and Rod Rosenstein
|Uranium One cover-up
|Vadim Mikerin plead down to 2 counts of bank fraud; CFIUS approved deal the Uranium One deal; stated they consulted with the FBI, Mueller, FBI Dir at that time, knew about the fraud investigation, criminality and Putin’s aspirations; so did Rod Rosenstein. The plea deal included transactions that happened AFTER CFIUS approved the deal in order to cover-up FBI and DOJ knowledge of the corruption. (See below for more info on Uranium One and resources.)
|appointed by AG Eric “Contempt” Holder to prosecute Retired Gen. James Cartwright for leaking to media
|Cartwright, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a top national security adviser for Obama, was charged with leaking sensitive national security info to the media; in 2016, he took a plea deal, pleading guilty for making false statements to federal investigators; on 01/17/2017, 3 days before Obama finally left office, he pardoned Cartwright; Around the time of the leak and its ensuing Congressional questioning, credible sources stated that Cartwright had leaked at the order of Obama in order to bolster Obama’s less than stellar national security reputation for the 2012 election. (sound familiar?)
|appointed by B Obama
|nominated to serve as Deputy AG
|nominated by Donald Trump
|swearing in day
|recusal from any Russia investigation
|assumed office of Deputy AG
|appointed by Donald Trump; Senate affirmed 94-6 (Any other of Trump’s nominees receive that much overwhelming support!?)
|letter delineating FBI Dir. James Comey’s mistakes in Clinton investigation et al
|FIRED–A GREAT day for America!
|On 09/21/2018, it was reported that Rosenstein had several meetings with Acting FBI Dir Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and 2 others; In one of these meetings, according to McCabe’s leaked memos, Rosenstein reportedly said “What do you want me to do Andy? Wiretap the President?” Reports say that Rosenstein suggested using the 25th amendment to oust President Trump. Rosenstein denied allegations about the 25th amendment. Others present said that he made the wiretap comment jokingly. Andrew McCabe currently has a Grand Jury looking into his lies and leaks to the media. He maintains that he didn’t leak these memos to the failing NYTimes.
|appointed former boss and long-time acquaintance Robert Mueller to lead a Special Counsel; “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump as well as any matters arising directly from that investigation.” Also, told full Senate he knew Comey would be fired before writing the letter.
|Rosenstein and Acting FBI Dir Andrew McCabe testified at the Senate Select Intelligence hearing on FISA courts.
|testified at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing
|issued a statement stating that “Americans should think twice “before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials.'” “Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations,” Rosenstein said. “The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”
|06/2017 or 07/2017
|06/2017 or 07/2017
|Rosenstein interviewed by the Mueller Special Counsel (of which he is the supervisor); this info was not released to the media until 09/20/2017(!)
|Mueller ordered the FBI to conduct pre-dawn raid of Manafort’s home; Rosenstein would have known
|Issued a new, secret memo authorizing Mueller to investigate allegations that Manafort colluded; (note 1 week after Manafort raid; Manafort charged with old tax crimes, both Mueller and Rosenstein worked in this dept of the DOJ during the time Manafort would have committed these crimes, of which he was not charged at that time)
|refused to answer House Intelligence Committee directly as to whether the FBI used the Fusion GPS Russia dossier as basis for FISA
|release of Page/Strzok texts; Rosenstein, along with Robert Mueller covered up the Strzok/Page animus toward Trump and the reason for their dismissal—in June/July 2017—from the Mueller Special Counsel of which the two gross lovebirds had been a part since its inception. Info not released until December!
|personally approved the FBI raid on Michael Cohen; search presumably conducted under the authority of Robert Khuzami, Berman’s top deputy (Deutsche Bank)
|Rosenstein and FBI Dir Chris Wray questioned by House Judiciary Committee about origins of the investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign
|impeachment papers drawn up against Rosenstein for obstruction of justice, but lame duck speaker Ryan refused to take it to the floor
ADDITIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST:
Too tangled to include in an orderly table.
Carter Page FISA Warrants’ Signatories
Fisa warrants require renewal every 90 days. The first date is stated in the Nunes Memo—10/21/2016 (the warrant dates have been redacted on the FISA warrants released thus far). From there I added 90 days. The 4th was renewed in June, but was active until July 9. Based on records, speaking engagements, etc., it appears Rod Rosenstein was on vacation or trying a case during most of July, so apparently had to sign it early (SW speculation).
Note as each firing happened, another deep stater stepped in,
- 10/21/16 (Fri) –
- FBI James Comey – FBI Dir Obama appt
- DOJ Sally Yates – DAG Obama appt
- FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer – US Dist Court DC George W. Bush appt
- 01/19/2017 (Thu) –
- FBI James Comey
- DOJ Sally Yates
- FISA Judge Michael Mosman – US Atty Oregon and judge George W. Bush appt
- 04/10/2017 (Mon) –
- FBI James Comey
- DOJ Dana Boente – appt US Atty E Dist of VA Obama appt
- FISA Judge Anne Conway – US District Court Judge Mid FL George H.W. Bush appt
- 06/21/2017 (approx.; Thu
- FBI Andrew McCabe – career
- DOJ Rod Rosenstein – US Atty Dist Maryland Obama appt; DAG Trump appt
- FISA Judge Raymond Dearie – US E Dist of NY Judge; Reagan appt
In other words, the foul odor of establishment putrescence abounds.
Bruce Ohr, Rosenstein’s Underling And Colleague
Bruce Ohr, previously the 4th top official at the DOJ, sat four doors down from his boss Rod Rosenstein–at least after April 2017, though they would have known each other previously. Yet, Rosenstein claims he knew nothing of Bruce Ohr’s a) wife Nellie working at Fusion GPS, or b) meetings with Christopher Steele; Yet, Rosenstein was fully aware of the origination of the FISA warrant that he signed in June 2017 after approximately 7 weeks in office (?).
Ohr was not even officially part of the Russia investigation, yet he had more than 60 contacts with Christopher Steele. This is yet another part of the whole Mueller witch hunt, where Rosenstein is a witness to Ohr’s activities and is therefore compromised.
As of this writing, Congressional investigators have discovered that Ohr was funneling information from wife Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele, both Fusion GPS employees, to the FBI. Fusion GPS is the creators/brokers of the phony dossier on President Trump. Nellie would pass along info to Bruce, who gave info to those intertwined in the phony Russian investigation—Strzok, Page, and McCabe for sure. Many others FBI higher-ups have resigned before they became implicated and turned into household names.
In addition, recently released emails and text messages between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele, show Steele’s determination for Ohr to communicate the funneled information to the Mueller Special Counsel on his behalf. He urged Ohr to provide the counsel with new information related to the phony dossier and additional opposition research. Based on his desperation and fear of being caught, it seems Steele may have wanted an immunity deal from Mueller. But primarily he wanted to pass information to the special counsel(!).
Lisa Barsoomian, Rod Rosenstein’s Wife
Mrs. Rosenstein specializes in blocking FOIA requests on behalf of the Intelligence Communities, including both the FBI and CIA. Barsoomian works for R. Craig Lawrence, an attorney who has represented Robert Mueller three times, James Comey five times, Barack Obama forty-five times, Kathleen Sebelius (Soetoro’s HHS head) fifty-six times, Bill Clinton forty times, and Hillary Clinton seventeen times between 1991 and 2017(!). Barsoomian participated in some of this work personally.
(Do you think Lisa voted for Donald Trump? Yeah, me neither.)
In 1998, she represented Bill Clinton in the case Hamburg v. Clinton. Hamburg was a Vietnam veteran/journalist who went to Vietnam under his brother’s name. He was vehemently told not to report the truth. Eventually, he received a dishonorable discharge. This is the situation of which he petitioned Bill Clinton. Clinton and Barsoomian treated this veteran horribly and with disdain.
Rosenstein’s wife representation of Bill Clinton as far back as 1998, around the time Rod was working on the Kenneth Starr Special Counsel, displays again the deep roots of the deep state.
Interesting Comments From Deep State Players
Comey on Rosenstein
Ex-FBI Director James Comey who was fired 05/09/2017 based on a recommendation from Rod Rosenstein given to President Trump on that same day, had previously expressed concerns about Rosenstein at a March 27, 2017 lunch.
At the time, Rosenstein, who served as U.S. attorney for Maryland under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations was awaiting confirmation as deputy AG.
According to a friend to whom Comey voiced these concerns “His reservations were palpable. ‘Rod is a survivor,’ he said. And you don’t get to survive that long across administration without making compromises. ‘So I have concerns,’” the friend wrote, describing his conversation with Comey.
Rosenstein was later confirmed on 04/25/2017. Two weeks later, James Comey was fired, in part based on the recommendation letter from Rod Rosenstein.
(SW Note: I wonder if Comey had plans to quit anyway, since he has stated publicly and repeatedly his disdain for President Trump? So is this just another part of the entire insurance policy? Leveraging Comey’s desire to leave, and using it to hide any Rosenstein complicity, while keeping one of their own close to the top of the DOJ/FBI?)
Rosenstein During His DAG Confirmation Hearing
During his contentious Senate confirmation hearing on March 7, 2017, Rosenstein would not say whether he would appoint a special prosecutor for the Russian investigation, as some Democrats demanded.
But he expressed confidence that the Justice Department could handle even the most politically fraught case without compromising its independence. He said he wouldn’t have qualms about questioning Sessions or even Trump, if the investigation led to them.
Rosenstein said he wouldn’t have qualms about questioning Sessions or even Trump, if the investigation led to them.(Arrogance?)
“For me, the grand hallways of Main Justice echo with the voices of mentors and friends,” Rosenstein told lawmakers in March 2017. “They taught me to ask the right questions. First, what can we do? Second, what should we do? And third, how will we explain it?”
- I’ll just bet the grand hallways of Main Justice DOES echo with the voices of mentors and friends…”
- “how will we explain it?” Really? I would have felt better reading something like, and “third, how do we carry out justice?” This doesn’t explain if the third question applies to the first or second questions.
- we know enough now, as of 09/15/2018, to know how they explain it—media leak strategies, lies, cover-ups, leftist judges.)
URANIUM ONE SCANDAL AND COVER-UP
Connections to current Mueller Special Counsel:
- Robert Mueller – FBI Dir when Vadim Mikerin probe began in 2008
- James Comey – FBI Dir when probe ended late 2015
- Rod Rosenstein – DOJ supervisor of FBI investigation
- Andrew McCabe – FBI investigation supervisor
- Andrew Weissman – Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of DOJ
- Hillary Clinton – current Secretary of State; help seal the CFIUS deal, millions of kickbacks and bonuses paid to Clinton Foundation, Bill paid ½ million for speeches.
This scandal is particularly complicated and multi-dimensional. It is almost impossible to put it in the timeline above and at the same time show the relationship of the deep state players. Just know that the Clintons were involved—need more be said of its corruption?
The purpose of this is to show Rod Rosenstein’s involvement with Robert Mueller, Andrew McCabe, and Andrew Weissman from many years ago—even more evidence that he should be recused from overseeing the Russia Hoax. Ironically, they all colluded with Russia and other deep state officials in this scandal. (For more reading, see the links at bottom of this article.)
10/22/2010 – CFIUS approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia; CFIUS was headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Eric Holder was also on the 9-agency head board. During the same time, millions of dollars (which the FBI knew about) were given to the Clinton Foundation. Kickbacks were also given to other business partners.
2009 – FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed Rod Rosenstein in the U.S. District Court of Maryland to supervise the FBI investigation into corruption and extortion by Vadim Mikerin, a Russian national, and senior manager of Tenex (Amerian Tenam), a subsidiary of Rosatom.
Nov. 27, 2009 – Mikerin’s illegal conduct was captured with the help of a confidential witness, an American businessman, who began making kickback payments at Mikerin’s direction and with the permission of the FBI. The first kickback payment recorded by the FBI through its informant was dated Nov. 27, 2009, the records show.
2009–2010 – the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.
2010–2014 – Instead of bringing charges in 2010, the DOJ continued the investigation for nearly 4 more years! Congress, nor the American public, knew anything of the Russian nuclear corruption.
November 2014 – a 2014 November indictment stated that between 2009 and January 2012, Mikerin “did knowingly and willfully combine, conspire, confederate and agree with other persons … to obstruct, delay and affect commerce and the movement of an article and commodity (enriched uranium) in commerce by extortion.”
As John Solomon of The Hill pointed out, bringing down a major Russian nuclear corruption scheme seems a newsworthy topic and a huge win for the FBI/DOJ. Yet they took little credit in 2014 when Mikerin and other officials were arrested and charged. The only statement made publicly was not until August 2015, when the DOJ put out an obscure press release, days before Labor Day. The release notes that plea deals had been reached. Rosenstein and McCabe signed the plea deal.
From John Solomon: “By August 2015, criminal cases against Mikerin had been narrowed to a single charge of money laundering for a scheme that officials admitted stretched from 2004 to 2014. And though agents had evidence of criminal wrongdoing they collected since at least 2009, federal prosecutors only cited in the plea agreement a handful of transactions that occurred in 2011 and 2012, well after the CFIUS’ approval.
On Dec. 15, 2015, the Justice Department put out a release stating that Mikerin, “a former Russian official residing in Maryland was sentenced today to 48 months in prison” and ordered to forfeit more than $2.1 million.
Ronald Hosko, who served as the assistant FBI director in charge of criminal cases when the investigation was underway, told The Hill he did not recall ever being briefed about Mikerin’s case by the counterintelligence side of the bureau despite the criminal charges that were being lodged. “I had no idea this case was being conducted,” a surprised Hosko said in an interview. Likewise, major congressional figures were also kept in the dark.”
What’s the Uranium One Point?
The fact that Rosatom/Tenex/Tenam subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation, i.e. FBI and DOJ, (2009-2014, and officials admitted knowing it began in 2004), around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction (10/22/2010) raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction.
The FBI, i.e. Robert Mueller, and DOJ, i.e. Rod Rosenstein, had to approve the Uranium One Deal for CFIUS, after several National Security committees had made inquiry into it. They both KNEW of the criminal case and of Vladimir Putin’s ploy to gain control of a substantial share of the world’s uranium. Putin controls 20% of America’s uranium thanks to the Obama administration (and they claim Trump is Putin’s puppet?)
During this period – Rosenstein and Mueller both suppressed the Russian bribery scheme. Rosenstein and Mueller knew that CFIUS would not be allowed to grant permission for Rosatom to buy Uranium One if the Russian bribery scheme had been disclosed to the public in 2010.
By the time, Mikerin’s indictment and subsequent plea deal were made public, it had been reduced to 1 count of money laundering. Though he had been investigated from 2004—2014, the plea deal covered transactions occurring between 2011-2012—well after the CFIUS approval. Cover-up and corruption.
(SW Note; In Jerome Corsi’s must read book, “Killing The Deep State” he talks at length about Robert Mueller taking a clandestine trip to Russia carrying a small amount of yellow cake uranium. The book states not knowing why Mueller had to take it personally. Neither does it venture to guess “why” the entire operation in the first place? Conjecturing that it has something to do with Uranium One.)
Carter Page FISA Warrants
Declassified Carter Page FISA warrants as of 09/15/2018 – after President Trump declassfies the full warrants, i.e. no readactions, it will be interested to see what the swamp did not want the American people to see!
Rod Rosenstein’s judiciary committee questionnaire
Rod Rosenstein’s time on Starr Special Counsel on investigating Clinton Corruption amid the Whitewater Scandal
Rosenstein acknowledges possibility of recusal from Mueller probe (fake leak?)
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