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Silver Blaze time: Why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?

Just why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?  According to former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, it is a long time since he miscreated the unguided missile named Mueller against the regulation of 28 CFR Sec. 600.1, viz.

The regulation does not permit the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel in order to determine whether there is a basis for a criminal investigation. To the contrary, the basis for a criminal investigation must pre-exist the appointment. It is the criminal investigation that triggers the special counsel, not the other way around. Rosenstein, instead, appointed a special counsel and unleashed him to sniff around and see if he could come up with a crime…

 

This seems an open, easily observable error by Rosenstein. But Rosenstein is still in the DAG office. The unguided missile is still roaming the skies at full power. Why is that?

I reckon that the writers at The Conservative Treehouse have bagged a crucial fact in “the Big Ugly” of FISA abuse/Russia-Russia-Russia: that several of the DOJ and FBI insiders have flipped, testifying to Inspector General Horowitz, keeping their employment intact but moved out of the way in places like FBI’s HR department.  Is that why Rosenstein is still in the DAG office?

  • Has he flipped, and is he helping the IG?
  • He is still in the DAG office, though, not running the cafeteria at Main Justice, so is there some tactical or strategic advantage to keeping Rosenstein in the DAG office?

It is curious.  Inquiring minds want to know. #SilverBlaze

Sherlock Holmes drawing by Sidney Paget at 2014 auction

When did Priestap testify?

This unusual FISA abuse investigation has complexity, several things we civilians cannot see.

  1. FBI counterintelligence head, Bill Priestap, gave remarks that found their way into part 4 of  the Nunes memo.  However, he never testified in Congress.  How did that happen?  Did he get flipped?
  2. Ditto for the Department of Justice bigshot, Bruce Ohr.
  3. Some have conjectured that other FBI and Main Justice individuals have flipped.

The Conservative Treehouse has wrapped it all in a bundle.  The Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, did some wrestling and wrangling over the committee’s oversight.  Nunes threw Rosenstein and wrested an agreement that Priestap, Ohr and others would testify to the House committee in January.  However, they never happened.  Yet their words are in the Nunes memo.

FISA abuse wrapup

This unusual FISA abuse investigation has complexity, several things we civilians cannot see.