A commentator on a blog site succinctly summarized yesterday’s Rod Rosenstein hearing:
Rod Rosenstein: I’m the boss, but it wasn’t my responsibility. I signed it, but I can’t tell you what it says because it’s classified. I didn’t know Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS because we don’t talk about ongoing investigations. Peter Strzok didn’t tell me Lisa Page told him how to lie to his wife about their affair, but if he flunked a polygraph test I wouldn’t have known if that meant he was lying about what he had for lunch because I am the Assistant Director of the Office of Refusal to Answer, sir, not the Office of Professional Process and Obfuscation.
If we find bias, we’ll send out a memo so that all of our employees who are working around the clock to satisfy your stupid requests will know to stop tweeting about what they REALLY think about President Trump until after we find a evidence of his intent to win an election, which would be an impeachable offense. Perhaps by then we’ll get back to you. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember the question you asked me that I said I wouldn’t answer.
Rosenstein bobbed and weaved. As the commentator says, he was awash in excuses.The only ones he didn’t use were I was sick that day and the dog ate my homework.
The Republicans on the committee questioned him well. Unfortunately, our Congressman Steve Cohen is also on the committee. He chose the route of praising Bob Mueller, saying he had been a Marine in Vietnam, got a purple heart and therefore was above scrutiny. Cohen also looked the clown. He wore a light yellow jacket and with his bald top and stringy side hair he looked like a clown. All he needed was a big red nose.
By the way, if you think Rosenstein is unbiased, take a look at his wife. Here she is sitting next to him on a previous occasion.
Her name is Lisa Barsoomian. She is a U.S. attorney, graduated from Georgetown Law and is a protege of Mueller and Comey.
According to this listing, she:
with her boss R Craig Lawrence represented Bill Clinton in 1998. Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.
You may be saying to yourself, okay who cares, who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman.
Apparently someone does.
Someone out there cares so much that they’ve purged all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals court dockets
Someone out there cares so much that the Internet has been purged of all information pertaining to Barsoomian.
Historically this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative.
Additionally Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. And although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH gov.
The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health.
This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities. It’s a cover, so big deal right, I mean what does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter.
Barsoomian’s loyalties are tainted.
How could this not have influenced Rosenstein? This clearly violates the appearance of impropriety attorney’s rules. Both owe their careers as US attorneys to Mueller, Obama, Bush, and the Clintons. Impartiality? That’s impossible.
Rod Rosenstein has no business involving himself in the Hillary Clinton-DNC funded Steele dossier and the ongoing Russia investigation. Much less the selection of his mentor and his wife’s mentor Robert Muller as Special Counsel. The rules of ethics, funny, required his refusal.
The web is big, isn’t it?