What A Hypocrite!
Why Doesn’t Rod Rosenstein Remove the Recusal Log From His Own Eye?
The Bible has a lot to say about underlying character flaws. Especially the kind that motivate perverse behavior. When communicating about these inner thoughts and attitudes, finding contemporary applications is notoriously difficult. After all these are sins shared by all people who have fallen short of the glory of God. Greed, dishonesty, judgmentalism, lack of mercy, and hate represent only some visceral vilenesses that can go undetected by a casual observer.
In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul warns about the difficulty in the last days due to the increased depravity of people. The vices listed here are equally challenging to portray with modern examples.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5
Did Paul prophesy the coming Democrat/Socialist/Progressive party(!)? It certainly sounds that way. And thanks to the current political-scape, much fodder is available for explaining, and illustrating, humanity’s tarnished nature.In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says “Do not judge others.” To illustrate this incongruency the great preacher paints an unforgettable image: a person should remove the “log” in his own eye, before pointing out the insignificant “speck” in another’s eye.
The meaning of this can be understood easily enough. But thanks to Rod Rosenstein, a picture-perfect example of the “log/speck” dichotomy is fully displayed, ironically, in the U.S. Justice Department. Rod also epitomizes why Jesus followed this imperative with “You hypocrite.”
“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. Matthew 7:1-5
In Koiné Greek, hypocrisy, ύπόκρισις, means “to create a public impression that is at odds with one’s real purposes or motivations, play-acting, pretense, outward show, dissembling” (1).
A hypocrite, ύπόκριτής, denotes someone who does the word’s meaning. Hypocrisy and hypocrite are related to one another like teach and teacher. The Greek “hypocrite” translates to “actor or role-player” (1).
Hypocrisy describes what Jesus’ opponents were doing. They were play-acting piety or role-playing devotion to God. That’s why they attacked this outsider who was legitimately devoted to God.
Rod Rosenstein has also been play-acting. In the self-appointed role, he is cast as a DOJ official with integrity, following the letter of the law, standing as a true defender of law and order.
But Mr. Rosenstein is anything but these things in real life. Instead Rod’s ramped up opinion of himself provided the chutzpah (jewels) to push former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions aside and immediately appoint a special counsel fait accompli.
This achieved two things: 1) major CYA for the pro-Hillary/anti-Trump cabal, including himself, within the obama administration, and 2) a continuation of decades long political gerrymandering with fellow connivers.
“Specks” in others’ eyes are contrived conflicts of interest regarding Emperor Mueller’s counsel. But the “log” in Rod’s own beady eye? Huge. Real conflicts of interest that he has completely ignored.
The Mueller ploy required Rosenstein to move people out of the way, so he could be in place to help facilitate ousting the President. To achieve this, the DAG took it upon himself to recommend, even demand, the following recusals related to the Mueller witch hunt.
Former US AG Jeff Sessions
Rosenstein’s basis for Sessions’ recusal stemmed from these events:
- Campaigned a couple of times with Donald Trump
- As a Senator, he met with Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak, April 2016–nothing to do with the Presidential campaign. Normal activity for a U.S. Senator, meeting in a Capitol Hill office, with others present.
- Kislyak attended the RNC in July 2016. Sessions and thousands of other Republicans also attended. When questioned, Sessions stated he didn’t remember Kislyak being there and certainly did not meet with him. (Yet the Democrats and the MSM… It was really an embarrassment to see grown-ups behaving as they did during Sessions’ confirmation hearing.)
Because of these 3 benign circumstances, Rosenstein advised Sessions to recuse himself from any DOJ matter related to the campaign.
With Sessions out of the way, Rosenstein served as the de facto, defunct, acting AG from March 2017 – November 2018. This provided adequate time to appoint the special counsel and block DOJ documents from being given to Republican controlled House and Senate oversight committees (!). Throughout this time, the DOJ remained dysfunctional and ineffective which led to Sessions’ resignation after the November 2018 midterms.
U.S. Atty Geoffrey Berman
- appointed by AG Sessions in January 2018 as interim US Attorney of the Southern District of NY;
- on April 25, 2018, he was unanimously appointed by the district office for an indefinite period
Again, Roddy-on-the-spot quickly magnified the recusal speck in Berman’s eye. President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, made a plea deal (before December 2018) based on tax evasion and other Cohen business related charges—Cohen’s federal jurisdiction was Berman’s SDNY district. And you guessed it. Berman recused himself on 08/10/2018 based on word from the DAG/acting AG for all things Russia, Rod Rosenstein. Apparently, Rosenstein claimed that the conflict stemmed from the fact that Berman was appointed by Trump.
Trump also appointed Rosenstein. So why did that fact matter with Berman but not with Rosenstein?
Rod Rosenstein’s Recusal Log
The log in Rosenstein’s eye warrants substantial conflicts of interest with the Mueller Witch Hunt. In fact, it is so unbelievably huge, it required a separate article detailing all that was known at the time of its writing. The article highlights Rosenstein’s years with Clinton fixers such as Mueller, Comey, McCabe and other deep state operatives. After the initial list, Rod’s other questionable activities with one or more of these actors are listed.
Some of Rosenstein’s most atrocious conflicts of interest:
- Trump appointed Rosenstein as Deputy AG (same situation dictating Berman’s recusal)
- RR signed the last of three illegal FISA warrant renewals in June 2017—used to spy on Carter Page, a Trump campaign worker who the obama admin had been spying on since October 2016! And they used this as a ruse to spy on and unmask other American citizens working with the campaign.
- RR has worked directly on multiple, nefarious projects with Robert Mueller over the past two decades
- RR as US federal prosecutor of Maryland, and Bob Mueller as FBI Director, facilitated and covered-up the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia (!) by Hillary Clinton—of course all the deals brokered by law firms, front firms, and offshore money laundering accounts. The U.S. and Russian citizens involved in the deal donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. (?)
- In a statement by Andrew McCabe, also documented in McCabe’s meeting notes, RR had asked in a meeting “What do you want me to do, Andy? Wear a wire and go meet with the President [Trump]?” in June 2017.
- RR wrote the letter of recommendation to fire ex-FBI Director James Comey. The Mueller witch hunt has attempted to paint the narrative that Trump’s firing of Comey was obstruction of justice. But presidents can hire/fire FBI directors at their will, especially ones that are corrupt and not doing their job.
Sessions/Berman And Rosenstein Comparison
Compare the Sessions/Berman specks to Rod Rosenstein’s logs and answer this question—Who has the greatest conflict of interest? More accurately, who has multiple and significant conflicts of interest?
This scam against the President and the country has continued while Rod fake-helmed the DOJ. That’s well over a year, March 2017—November 2018. Working behind the scenes, Rod and other deep state players have effectively weakened the national security of the United States, and impeded the President in his work to protect this nation physically, economically, and constitutionally.
The Deputy AG has repeatedly withheld, heavily redacted, and/or slow-walked documents requested by Congress and Congressional committees. Documents necessary to do their constitutional duty of oversight. The obstructions of justice have been so horrific that on 07/25/2018 impeachment papers were drawn up against Rosenstein.
What could possibly be the motivation of such willful blindness on Rosenstein’s part?
Could it be that Rod:
1) as a Harvard Law cum laude graduate, and longest serving US Attorney, believes the US Attorney General job should be his?
3) after years of working with James Comey, Robert Mueller, and other Clinton fixers, Rosenstein’s conscience has been seared, decimating any affinity for law and order that he once had?
4) after years of working with Comey and Mueller, Rosenstein assimilated their beliefs, and believes he knows what is best for the country? Therefore, he has no impunity about ignoring the will of the people in an election?
5) being the longest serving US Attorney, could the desire for top DOJ dog, not de facto AG, have pushed him over the edge? He has witnessed the FBI/DOJ upper echelons in unethical manners. Did he think “Why not?”
…But Where There Is Smoke
The old saying goes “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” Like the higher standards of ethics and morals that Jesus taught, so also fire alarms warn of the beginning signs of disastrous consequences.
If Rosenstein had crossed paths with these Clinton fixers once or twice, skepticism could be abated. But wow. A career long pattern of placements, jobs, promotions, supervisory roles, all somehow connected to the Clinton Crime family smokes. In the Democrat/RINO lockstep parade, which would make Hitler and Kim Jong Un proud, you’re either in or you’re out. Coincidences don’t exist in the swamp’s world of deliberate actions and narratives.
The Character Flaw
So how can Rosenstein role-play (remember hypocrite?) Mr. Integrity of the Justice Department? Mr. Law and Order? Mr. By-The-Book? Is Rosenstein a sociopath? A pathological liar? Suffering from cognitive dissonance? Or is he exceptionally arrogant? How is it that Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Rosenstein conjoins his own reality by means of the undeniable log in his eye?
Dilbert creator, Scott Adams, describes how easily a person’s individual reality can be distorted through “cognitive dissonance.” DuckDuckGo it for details (or look at Scott’s definition below).
For the record, here’s a perfect sentence to illustrate its meaning: “Due to her stunning loss in the 2016 Presidential election [trigger], Hillary Clinton suffers from cognitive dissonance, evidenced by her more than 50 excuses for being such a loser and her unwillingness to accept the outcome to this day.”
Cognitive Dissonance – this is a mental condition in which people rationalize why their actions are inconsistent with their thoughts and beliefs. For example, if you think you are smart, but you notice yourself doing something that is clearly dumb, you might spontaneously hallucinate that there was actually a good reason for it. Or perhaps you believe you are an honest person, but you observe yourself doing something dishonest. Your brain will instantly generate a delusion to rationalize the discrepancy. This is a common phenomenon in all normal humans, but we generally believe it applies only to other people. Scott Adams, Win Bigly: Persuasion in a Word Where Facts Don’t Matter
Cognitive dissonance, like breathing, is automatic. When something happens contrary to what a person has believed, it triggers the auto response. It blinds a person to reality. A log forms in a person’s eye.
When Jesus says “do not judge,” no predicate is included. “Do not judge—period.” Criminal and civil courts are not included in this conversation. But it does include employees in government jobs who mete out “judicial” opinions and recusal dictates.
Judging others is a dangerous, and highly speculative, venture to embark upon. Humans do not possess the capability to know what is in another’s heart. For the most part, each person believes his/her own actions to be above reproach, so are blinded to their own shortcomings, you know, cognitive dissonance? With the exception of sociopaths, all people attempt to justify personal indiscretions.
But just in case the dangers of being blinded to one’s own distorted reality slipped by anyone, Jesus provides the picturesque—and hyperbolic—counter punch. An analogy of log and speck to explain this inherent blindness in humans who appoint themselves as judge and jury, regardless of having the jurisprudent ability to carry it out.
What Makes Rod Do What He Does?
Is Rod Rosenstein suffering cognitive dissonance? Or is Rod just another arrogant swamp creature who hates Donald Trump, and believes he knows what is best for the country, thereby “doing his part” to delegitimize the President?
Obviously, he hates President Donald Trump. Like other globalist progressive deep state actors, he is willing to do whatever it takes to see him ousted from office? God only knows what demons he must deal with each day.
Rosenstein Never Had The Final Word
God Himself described Job as “blameless and upright,” a person of integrity. Job pleaded his own defense before his friends, who theorized Job’s fictional commission of unethical and immoral behaviors. At the prospect of committing such violations against his fellow man, he rhetorically cries out “How could I face God? What could I say when he questioned me?” (Job 31:14, NLT).
Job got it. He knew humanity’s bent toward a distorted mind, be it from cognitive dissonance, arrogance, or self-centeredness. He understood that severity in dealing with others would one day deserve an answer. Be it karma, sowing and reaping, talionic justice, divine retribution, whatever—justice would be required. Not by a Special Counsel appointed by a de facto DOJ official, but by a Special Counsel in a much higher court.
What would become of us, if God should be as exact and severe in judging us, as we are in judging the speck in another’s eye? What would become of us if God should weigh us in the same balance as we weigh others? What will become of Rod Rosenstein when God weighs him with the same recusal scales used for Sessions and Berman?
In the highest and final court, the principle of retributive justice may be justly expected. In this, as in other things, the dishonest and violent dealings of men and women return upon their own heads. Removing the log in our own eye is a simple preventative measure.
Rod could have made things so much easier for himself. And the country.
(1) A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Ed, University of Chicago Press, 2000, BDAG.