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Wed May 10, 2017, 11:10 AM

Sooo, show of hands, how many think Rosenstein has already sold out his ethics...

integrity and soul to FF45 by signing off on the excuses to fire Comey.

Whether his firing was justified, is beside the point, he was, but did this guy sell out by backing the timing and manner?

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Reply Sooo, show of hands, how many think Rosenstein has already sold out his ethics... (Original post)
Thomas Hurt May 2017 OP
jrthin May 2017 #1
rzemanfl May 2017 #2
The Wielding Truth May 2017 #3
BigMin28 May 2017 #4
LOL Lib May 2017 #5
2naSalit May 2017 #8
2naSalit May 2017 #6
Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #9
spanone May 2017 #10
BannonsLiver May 2017 #11
librechik May 2017 #12
Shanti Mama May 2017 #13
MedusaX May 2017 #14
hamsterjill May 2017 #15
H2O Man May 2017 #16
Dana Zhukova May 2017 #17
NRaleighLiberal May 2017 #18
DesertRat May 2017 #20
mopinko May 2017 #19
onecaliberal May 2017 #21
avebury May 2017 #22
Hortensis May 2017 #23
Foamfollower May 2017 #24

Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:11 AM

1. My hand is up. nt

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:12 AM

2. Please change this to a poll. I vote sell out. n/t

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:13 AM

3. Seems so. Why else would he sign his name to that letter?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:14 AM

4. Mine is up too.

nt

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:15 AM

5. If he indeed signed on, he is a sellout.

We have to remember that Drumpf lies, sessions lies...it is possible that rosenstein's name is being used against his will. The trump and sessions mob are probably acting alone and threatening the deputy ag.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #5)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:17 AM

8. He wouldn't have this...

job w/o being knowingly complicit.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:16 AM

6. Both hands up and flailing!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:17 AM

7. I'm guessing he signed whatever was drafted for him and placed on his desk by Bannon and Co.

He's a company man, through and through.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:20 AM

9. It certainly appears that way.

It probably went down something like this:

SCROTUS: I want to fire Comey.

RR: He has a ten-year appointment; he can't be fired without cause.

SCROTUS: Then find a reason.

RR: Well, he got a lot of criticism for the way he handled the Clinton email matter, but...

SCROTUS: Then I'll fire him for that reason. That way the Democrats won't complain.

RR: But you liked it when he did that. They'll see right through it.

SCROTUS: No, they won't. They hate Comey. Write the letter.

RR: But it's not a very good...

SCROTUS: WRITE THE DAMN LETTER. You wanna be in the same boat with Comey? And that Sally chick?

RR: No, sir.

SCROTUS: Then do it. Now.

RR: Yes, sir.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:22 AM

10. i imagine trump demands loyalty from all....

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:23 AM

11. Depends, has he ever been to Russia at ANY point in his life?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:28 AM

12. By definition, anyone who accepts a job working for Trump has to sign a document

written in blood at midnight and sealed with the Devil's own brand (somewhere inconspicuous) to forget he has a soul.

In fact, all Republicans do that anyway. Just without the ceremony.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:30 AM

13. Having heard Sen Whitehouse last night

I would say he's not a sell out, but put in a VERY bad spot.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:39 AM

14. Bannon runs his own version of Kompromat collection...

Pretty sure nobody without a "file" &/or a "tape"
Held by Russia or Bannon

gets a job offer....

You know....
Extreme vetting to ensure candidates are manageable...
don't need any internal resistance

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:42 AM

15. Doing the Horseshack oooh oooh oooh here!

Both hands raised in definite agreement.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:43 AM

16. Indeed, he did.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:00 PM

17. Both hands are up! But did Rosenstein write the letter? What to do about him?

I agree with almost everything Rosenstein said but his letter was the strangest thing I've ever seen from someone in his position. The fact of the letter, what it purports to do, and its substance make Rosenstein's function clear. Stooge.

Rosenstein's letter is so much like other letters from this administration, in its style, its conclusory statements, its emotionalism, its unsupported judgments, its use of non-legal arguments, the way it refers to 'universal judgment'--it's easy to believe that someone else wrote it. Someone who is not a lawyer. It's written like something a non-lawyer would think a lawyer would write. Someone like a Miller or Bannon or even Kellyane who, despite being a lawyer, doesn't make arguments like an experienced lawyer would. What on earth was Rosenstein thinking?

This whole business of 'letters advising president requiring his action' to legitimize president's action wasn't believable when they did it to support the Muslim ban and it's not believable now. This ritual of marshaling evidence & support for a decision after the decision is made rather than making a decision in response to evidence is a deception that is difficult for anyone to successfully challenge. The advantage of making a paper trail after the fact (or contemporaneously w/the fact) is that after the fact--there's a paper trail.

Now the problem is: What's to be done about Rosenstein?

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Response to Dana Zhukova (Reply #17)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:17 PM

18. sold out - paid off - threatened. Hand up.

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Response to Dana Zhukova (Reply #17)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:01 PM

20. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:21 PM

19. my dogs have their hands up, too.

 

that makes 8 "hands" right here on my bed.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:02 PM

21. My hand is up

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:09 PM

22. Absolutely! nt

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:11 PM

23. I think he did all that when he joined this administration,

agreeing to serve under Sessions. The rest is just following orders.


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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:18 PM

24. He's a modern Robert Bork.

 

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