Scandal-plagued Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to depart from his position at the Justice Department in upcoming weeks, albeit voluntarily and not via a termination.
Justice Department officials confirmed with Fox News that the long-criticized deputy AG plans to voluntarily step down from his position as soon as Attorney General nominee Bill Barr is confirmed.
“Rosenstein wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming AG Nominee Bill Barr and plans to transition out of the job in the coming weeks. … Rosenstein long thought of his time as DAG as a two-year position and the two-year mark is coming soon, “Fox reported.
Following then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s unexpected ouster two months ago, President Donald Trump installed Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew G. Whitaker, as acting AG. A month later he nominated Barr, a former Bush administration AG, as a permanent replacement.
Rosenstein’s imminent departure has already triggered widespread trepidation from leftists on social media. They believe that without his protection, special counsel Robert Mueller’s similarly scandal-plague investigation into Russian collusion may be doomed.
So, now Rosenstein is leaving. Trump must be overjoyed. Why is he leaving and who will replace him? This cannot be good. https://t.co/ysIzUXLdpN
— Mr. Fed Up #IndictTrump (@50thAEvert) January 9, 2019
Rod Rosenstein is leaving. #rodrosenstein departure will leave control over #Mueller probe fully overseen by #Trump loyalists! https://t.co/JUOOQYG182
— Shanlon Wu (@shanlonwu) January 9, 2019
I truly hope that Mueller is aware of what’s happening & puts safety measures in to make sure the American people know all the findings he found out with Trump & Russia. He has to know this isn’t good when we see Rosenstein leaving & Barr being put in. Patience is getting hard. https://t.co/QvBekia7Nr
— Michelle living in rural Idaho (@sunvalleyid) January 9, 2019
It’s clear the Mueller investigation will be covered up with Rosenstein leaving DOJ in Feb. since Barr looks like he’ll be tRump’s “boy.” That leaves it up to the House to reveal all of the misdeeds and force the senate to act.
— ⚖️John Hammond ⚖️ (@JHEVideoPro) January 9, 2019
Rosenstein leaving? I DOUBT this was a willing resignation. What will this do to Mueller investigation? Mananfort colluded with Russia, and it’s all coming down around trumps ugly head. WTF Wednesday?
— wiwa (@wiwa1953) January 9, 2019
Leftists believe without evidence that Whitaker and Barr are both so-called “Trump loyalists” who intend to interfere in and/or even halt Mueller’s investigation.
The far-left began trotting out these conspiratorial theories the moment Whitaker was installed as Session’s temporary replacement back in November. They pointed to personal views he had expressed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and special counsel Mueller.
Three years ago he admitted that he would have indicted Clinton over her improper handling of State Department correspondence. In an op-ed published a year later at CNN, he took issue with Mueller’s unrestrained power and warned that his investigation was beginning to resemble a “witch hunt.”
Note that these opinions were issued before Whitaker’s tenure as acting AG. The same may not be said of disgraced former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a left-wing “hero” who expressed virulently anti-Trump sentiments while working on Mueller’s investigation team.
It’s unclear why the same members of the left who sang Strzok’s praises find Whitaker’s opinions on Clinton and Mueller to be so disconcerting.
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Peter Strzok is a hero who has helped dismantle Russian Spy networks over decades of hard work for the FBI.
Don’t allow the President to ruin this man’s and his family’s lives!https://t.co/lU5ee2lYQ3
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 13, 2018
It’s also unclear why they fear Barr, a man so moderate politically speaking that even noted Democrats have said that Trump “made an excellent choice in William Barr.”
Odder still is the left’s lack of concern over Rosenstein’s own shady history. According to some experts, when he appointed Mueller as special counsel two years ago, he did so illegally and unconstitutionally.
In the past few years Rosenstein has likewise been a “no show” for congressional hearings, been accused of treason and been threatened with impeachment for stonewalling congressional requests.
Last summer 11 GOP congressmen led by Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows filed articles of impeachment against him for hiding information from them, obstructing their oversight duties and abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to illegally spy on former Trump campaign aides.
Learn more about their filing below:
Somehow, someway Rosenstein has managed to remain at his post despite the numerous scandals he’s been involved with ever his appointment to the post in 2017.
Given his shady history, it’s no surprise that those loyal to the truth have been celebrating his departure:
GOING GOING GOING
GOOD RIDDANCE!!! #DirtyCop #Rosenstein hope #Weissmann is next!!!
— AmericanTruth ن ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@AmericanMom2) January 9, 2019
If anyone thinks Rod Rosenstein is resigning from the DOJ just because he’s tired of it, they need help. Rosenstein may be a creep and a liar, but he ‘aint stupid. He can read the writing on the wall, and will make sure he’s out before a new Director can fire him. Good riddance.
— Robert Smith (@RobertS06933558) January 9, 2019
Rosenstein, definitely part of the swamp rats! Good riddance!
— Nancy Fenton (@nancyfenton) January 9, 2019
Good riddance -and don’t let the door bang your keister on the way out. —- Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmedhttps://t.co/4fZkEjrcXk
— John Fredericks (@jfradioshow) January 9, 2019
Hallelujah! Rosenstein is finally gone. Good riddance!!!!
— لا شيء (@nsdwinc1) January 9, 2019
Bravo , good riddance & I can only hope you are facing Grand Jury very soon . Rod Rosenstein is a criminal – and should be treated as such.
Rosenstein to leave DOJ once new attorney general confirmed: reporthttps://t.co/9m4E6E8lRc
— John (@Jmosley041963) January 9, 2019
In the words of former first lady Michelle Obama, “Bye, Felicia.”
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