Will 2020 pit Eric “the Red” vs. Rowdy Roddy Rosenstein?

  • Rowdy’s working on his resume…
  • What is behind the delay?


“Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions has bought himself time from a threat of contempt of Congress for failing to produce classified information lawmakers requested after the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a colleague attended a closed-door meeting Thursday afternoon with members of the DOJ and intelligence community.”

Question: Why would Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein be afraid of a threat of being held in “contempt of Congress”?

Eric Holder, a predecessor of Mr. Sessions was actually cited for Contempt of Congress; didn’t bother him! His department refused to prosecute.

With that on his resume, Holder is considering a run for president in 2020.

The current threat hasn’t bothered “Rowdy Roddy” Rosenstein either (“I won’t be intimidated”).

Maybe Roddy’s planning to run for president in ’20            DLH

Or desperately doing CYA foot dragging . . .  (via Thomas Lifson at American Thinker)

What’s behind FBI-DOJ stonewall on probable FBI spy in Trump campaign?

We may be on the verge of uncovering a shocking abuse of its powers by the FBI that it and the Department of Justice frantically have been concealing from Congress and the American people. Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal has been doing superb detective work, and has uncovered strong hints of an FBI spy planted in the Trump presidential campaign. Her latest article, published last night, can be found here outside the WSJ paywall.

The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications.

Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation. In a Thursday press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan bluntly noted that Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’s request for details on this secret source was “wholly appropriate,” “completely within the scope” of the committee’s long-running FBI investigation, and “something that probably should have been answered a while ago.” Translation: The department knew full well it should have turned this material over to congressional investigators last year, but instead deliberately concealed it. …

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