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    Rosenstein plans to call on House to investigate its own staff

    Washington (CNN)Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ongoing battle with House Republicans reached new heights Tuesday, as the No. 2 senior leader of the Justice Department plans to call on the House to investigate its own committee staff.

    Rosenstein has butted heads with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes for months over a subpoena for documents related to the Russia investigation, but the battle spilled out into public view Tuesday after Fox News reported staff on the committee felt "personally attacked" at a meeting with Rosenstein in January.

    Justice Department officials dispute the recounting of the closed-door meeting detailed in the story, and Rosenstein plans to "request that the House general counsel conduct an internal investigation of these Congressional staffers' conduct" when he returns from a foreign trip this week, DOJ said.

    "The Deputy Attorney General was making the point -- after being threatened with contempt -- that as an American citizen charged with the offense of contempt of Congress, he would have the right to defend himself, including requesting production of relevant emails and text messages and calling them as witnesses to demonstrate that their allegations are false," the official said. "That is why he put them on notice to retain relevant emails and text messages, and he hopes they did so."

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/polit...ion/index.html


    Staffers for Devin Nunes apparently threatened to hold Rod Rosenstein in Contempt of Congress in a recent meeting. He told them if they did, he would have the right to subpoena their communications and put them on the witness stand to prove them wrong. He's 100% right about that.

    https://twitter.com/renato_mariotti/...54179211927552

    Wow this is just flat out nuts. But then again it is Nunes.

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    Nunes is the perfect Trump stooge and lackey.
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    Prima donna, he is refusing to cooperate with the proper oversight which Congress has and he would pull this stunt? If factual, it is meaningless. His failure to comply is the reason he should be held in contempt. There are no witnesses he can call that would mitigate his failure to comply with oversight.

    He should be fired anyway.
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    Rosenstein THREATENED to subpoena GOP led Committee in clash over records.

    This guy needs to be impeached and in cuffs. For some reason he thinks he is a dictator with no responsibility to allow Congress to do their Constitutional duty of oversight.

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a "personal attack."

    The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the committee's inquiries regarding the Russia probe.

    “The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee's then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”

    A second House committee staffer at the meeting backed up Patel’s account, writing: “Let me just add that watching the Deputy Attorney General launch a sustained personal attack against a congressional staffer in retaliation for vigorous oversight was astonishing and disheartening. ... Also, having the nation’s #1 (for these matters) law enforcement officer threaten to 'subpoena your calls and emails' was downright chilling.”
    Rosenstein threatened to 'subpoena' GOP-led committee in 'chilling' clash over records, emails show | Fox News

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Prima donna, he is refusing to cooperate with the proper oversight which Congress has and he would pull this stunt? If factual, it is meaningless. His failure to comply is the reason he should be held in contempt. There are no witnesses he can call that would mitigate his failure to comply with oversight.

    He should be fired anyway.
    so you don't think he's entitled to defend himself if he's held in contempt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    This guy needs to be impeached and in cuffs. For some reason he thinks he is a dictator with no responsibility to allow Congress to do their Constitutional duty of oversight.



    Rosenstein threatened to 'subpoena' GOP-led committee in 'chilling' clash over records, emails show | Fox News

    If this is factual this is explosive, and he needs to be fired. He should have been removed anyway.

    He is refusing to comply with the proper oversight which Congress exercises. The DoJ is a creation of that Congress, his office can also be eliminated by Congress. What is he and the DoJ hiding? It is the swamp as usual, circling the wagons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    This guy needs to be impeached and in cuffs. For some reason he thinks he is a dictator with no responsibility to allow Congress to do their Constitutional duty of oversight.



    Rosenstein threatened to 'subpoena' GOP-led committee in 'chilling' clash over records, emails show | Fox News
    lmao

    This is what Congress gets for politicizing their responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    lmao

    This is what Congress gets for politicizing their responsibility.
    Oversight is their Constitutional duty. Rosenstein is threatening to bring down the full force of the DOJ on the members of a committee, and all their staffers, in an attempt to refuse to provide documents Congress has full authority and responsibility to look at.

    Please try not to be a complete lefty hack for one thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    so you don't think he's entitled to defend himself if he's held in contempt?
    He is entitled to hire a lawyer to defend him. He does not get to use the force of the DOJ to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    lmao

    This is what Congress gets for politicizing their responsibility.
    They are withholding documents from Congress. They can't do that.

    They are redacting only because it makes them look bad, not because of National Security. They can't do that.

    The DoJ / FBI at the highest levels is totally out of control. Trump should start firing people with Sessions first and Rosenstein second and I am sure he has a list. It's time to clean house.

    We have over 2 dozen FBI Agents that want a subpoena so they can testify before congress, under oath, to out their bosses.
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