Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller
What a fool.
The same old nonsense and craziness.
He claims the president can order any investigation of anything stopped cold for any reason or none and not be guilty of obstruction of justice.
He blames Sessions' recusal for the appointment of a special counsel, and says had he known Sessions would do that he would not have given him the job.
Trump called it “very unfair to the president” for Sessions to hand off control of the Russia investigation to Rod Rosenstein, who it must be noted the president had appointed to be No. 2 at DOJ.
But in Trump’s own telling, he had not given any thought to Rosenstein’s selection until after Sessions stepped aside.
Then he was irritated to learn that he came from Baltimore.
“There are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any,” Trump said.
(Couldn’t the same thing be said of New York City?)
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Trump’s attacks on Rosenstein are notable because the deputy AG has actually gone out of his way to publicly demonstrate loyalty to the president.
His legacy will forever be clouded by his assent to Trump’s request that he write up a memo coming up with a pretext to fire Comey.
Just yesterday, Rosenstein gave an interview to Fox News that seemed almost exclusively intended to ingratiate himself with his boss.