U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the lifelong Republican who was tasked with outlining the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation in place of a recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said a bunch of things from a podium in Montreal on Monday that can easily be read as thinly veiled criticism of President Donald Trump and his associates, even though no names were used. Rosenstein made general prepared remarks at the International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference in Canada, but it’s almost like he was giving an update on things at home, particularly when he mentions the threat corruption and bribery pose for the rule of law and for a flourishing society. Criticism 1: This Isn’t a Witch Hunt. Rosenstein said the mission of the DOJ is to “pursue the goal of maintaining a just and law-abiding society.” This is notable precisely because the DOJ has repeatedly been accused of playing a political game rather than conducting a legitimate investigation of events leading up the result of the 2016 election. Rosenstein has for months now been in the unenviable position of being a punching bag of sorts for the White House and Congress. In one case, Rosenstein… Read full this story
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