DOJ: No Reason For Rosenstein Recusal; "Nothing Has Changed"

Tyler Durden's picture

What exactly is going on at the Department of Justice today?  That is the question that everyone should be asking themselves right about now.

Just a couple of hours ago, ABC warmed the hearts of disaffected Hillary voters all around the country when they reported, courtesy of anonymous sources of course, that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had "privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from" overseeing Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe (see our note: "Rosenstein Says He May Need To Recuse Himself In Russia Probe: ABC").

This latest "bombshell" report drove an all new round of hysteria in Washington D.C. as people began to immediately speculate as to what new 'development' could have prompted Rosenstein's sudden change of heart on his own independence...clearly Trump must have threatened him, right?

Alas, it seems that it might have all just been more 'fake news' courtesy of more anonymous sources as the DOJ is now reporting that precisely "nothing has changed."  Per the Washington Post, here is the statement released by DOJ spokesman Ian Prior:

"As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will.  However, nothing has changed."



Of course, Trump's tweet, presumably directed at Rosenstein, from earlier this morning only served to add to the mass confusion... did the bizarre overnight statement from Rosenstein instructing Americans to ignore anonymously sourced news stories.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated."

Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, continues to repeat that she is growing “increasingly concerned” that Trump will try to fire special counsel Mueller and accusation that liberals continue to repeat despite the fact that even the Washington Post can't  seem to find an anonymous source willing to 'confirm' that such a proposal has even been floated within the Trump administration. 

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired."

All of which brings us back to our original question:  What exactly is going on at the Department of Justice today? 

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Countrybunkererd's picture

From Bananna Republic to laughing stock of the world.  At some point the MSM will have less credibility than the Enquirer (or whatever it is).

Arnold's picture

The source of the leaks has changed.

Blue Balls's picture

Who would want to be in this witch hunt? Obama sour grapesgone wild.

kliguy38's picture

I just checked and the source of my leaks hasn't changed......

HopefulCynical's picture

Rosenstein appoints Comey's BFF.

Comey admits he leaked his own shit to prompt a Special Prosecutor's appointment.

Rosenstein: "Nothing to see here people, move along."

Fuck these swamp rats.

The First Rule's picture

Yeah, Rosenstein is the king of swamp rats.

Trump needs to fire him and Mueller ASAP.


Trump also needs to make sure of who he nominates next time.  A Liberal, NYC, Jew is NOT someone you want in your cabinet.

They will backstab you everytime.

Paul Kersey's picture

Pence has lawyered up.  Kushner has lawyered up.  Not only has Trump lawyered up, but Trump's lawyer has lawyered up.  Everything is going according to plan for the real destroyer of the middle class, RINO Ryan, to ascend to the throne.  And, when he does, Congress, under the guise of "healing the country", will let Ryan run the table for the klepto-corporatist wealth extractors.

Cardinal Fang's picture

That is some scary shit ya got there...

Alt RightGirl's picture

Scary shit going down in Canada also.

The cucked canucks are about to get shafted if they don't use the NewSpeak.

Canada Goes Full Retard: Passes Law Criminalizing Denial of “Gender Theory”

AllOfGood's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

eclectic syncretist's picture

An anonymous official said that the Whopperton Post is a carbon credit wasting piece of shit that isn't worth the paper it's written on.

benb's picture

Trump needs to fire most of the WH staff. Rosenstein, Mueller and their NWO puke crew. P/U Soros and the Clintons along with Podesta.

If the arrests don't begin, the shooting and looting will.

Civil War is immenent.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Civil War pits brother against brother.

What's needed is a Revolution to cleanse the World of the Pure Evil, Criminal Psychopaths listed in your post as well as others.

benb's picture

The rampant corruption and media lies without consequences has reached the boiling point. The U.S. will be a political tinderbox by this summer.

nmewn's picture

My opinion is, the swamp ratz have run to the end of their rope regarding "Russian collusion" & "obstruction of matters" and the only way to keep this farcical shit show going for yet another year is to get it away from DoJ by, now get this...wait for "independent counsel/prosecutor" like Kenneth Starr.

chunga's picture

If Mueller gets shit-canned maybe this Kim Dot Com guy will drop his shit on the public. Unless he's also a complete fraud. That's about the only hope I see of finding out what these slimes are up to.

Brazillionaire's picture

I never thought of anal leakage as newsworthy or as a business model. But Bezos just thinks on a different level than us ordinary people. Whadda visionary.

Arnold's picture

WaPo was not getting Intelligence Community mandated fair share of leaks.

Countrybunkererd's picture

If they get in front of this and do the takedown of these scum i will be laughing until the day I die.  I might die from laughing.

curbjob's picture


Banana Republic  ?

if Obama was deserving of  a Nobel Peace prize for his drone program,  Trump should get the Nobel prize for Literature based on his tweets.

Anything less is Eurocentric white guilt.

The First Rule's picture

I think at this point its safe to say that the National Enquirer does indeed have more credibility than CNN, WaPost and NYTimes.

Everybodys All American's picture

The deep state is attempting a soft coup. That is what is going on right now. If that does not work out they will attempt to kill him. The conditioning on the American people for the assasination is going on right now so when it actually happens you will not freak out. Good luck with that CIA.

amenlight's picture

Comey, Muller, Rosenstein are "deep state" tools and Swamp dwellers! Lets not forget McCabe, another beauty!!!

Nona Yobiznes's picture

This does not look good to the rest of the world. America has become a pariah, tolerated only because of its military muscle.

Wookie's picture

Rosenstein, Feinstein, Ben Stein, Frankenstein....Scary fucking good for nothing Jooooooos. Well, maybe not Frankenstein....but just as brain dead!

Koba the Dread's picture

I trust the National Enquirer far more than I trust the Washington Post or mainstream television. That space aliens abducted a Nebraska farmer and took him to their flying saucer for anal probing is far more believable than the Washington Post's daily spew.

chunga's picture

Turmoil over there in the swamp.

Countrybunkererd's picture

Turm OIL... where are the matches?

Arnold's picture

There are lakes in Africa that periodically release massive amounts of CO2, and smothers everybody for miles around..

It's kinda like that.

chunga's picture

I've never in my life been more embarrassed and ashamed of these people than I am now. All of them.

TheLastTrump's picture

I love it. DOJ & President Trump should correct the record more often when they see clearcut fake news stories. Just make sure of your facts boyz.


I'm tired of seeing these propaganda pushers get a free pass. They're pushing people over the edge.

Countrybunkererd's picture

I almost said I love it as well but realized it is politics and that kept me from it.  I felt like I was selling my soul.

Arnold's picture

Don't go for the first $1200 a day deal you come across.

SloMoe's picture

This is like a witch-hunt in The Land of Oz. You just shoot north, south, east, or west, and you'll likely hit one.

Blano's picture

Dang, saw a name just now on StockTwits I haven't seen in a long time.

Leo Kolivakis.

Anybody remember him?

swmnguy's picture

Is he still talking up Chinese Solars?

BlindMonkey's picture

Leo Kolivakis is a great name to have in death when dying for Project Mayhem.  


"His name was Leo Kolivakis"  

VWAndy's picture

  DOJ now thats funny!

  Dodge for short.

Smedley's Butler's picture

Disinformation. Chaos. Confusion. Psychological warfare.

If the public was more inclined to use deductive reasoning and react strategically, not emotionally, these assholes would have no games to play.

In any other chess match the Deep State would defeat itself. They have no patience; they have no effective strategy. This could be defeated with Sun Tzu 101 tactics.

They are just throwing shit at the walls left and right to see what sticks, and the divided are chasing it down ad nauseum. It's no wonder they think we're animals.

shovelhead's picture

Who's divided?

Only the assholes are pushing this bullshit and are chasing it down.

Bless us with your strategic counter-move theory. I'm sure it will be fascinating.

Smedley's Butler's picture

The public is divided even though we have a common enemy, which is something I think we can all agree on.

In this instance I am addressing the special counsel investigation.

They have nothing but leaks, false news, but most importantly... they have organization.

Pick about any chapter of Sun Tzu and apply it with any degree of cooperation within the public and you could stop this charade. They simply use their pathetic media to provide a narrative and watch either i) the left freak out and scream bloody murder over Trump or Russia, or ii) the right making abig deal about DJT playing 5D, 12D or 135D (yes, I actually read 135D chess) chess or that the 'Joos' are the devil.

None of this helps and they take advantage of it.

Bless you.


surf@jm's picture

The DOJ is too busy trying to audit all the shakedown money, that flowed to DEM cronys while Holder was AG.......

Its a BIG job.....

grunk's picture

Great big manpile at the FBI and the DOJ.

Ginandtonic's picture

This is what happens when the lies get so thick that nobody can wade through the bullshit anymore.

The whole "obstruction investigation" claim was a misdirection by the Washington Post and the only proof they offered (from 5 anonymous sources) was that Mueller had called Dan Coats, Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett in for interviews.

Those are NOT the people you would interview if you were investigating Comey's firing. Those ARE the people you would interview if you were investigating the surveillance and unmasking of political opponents.

LOL123's picture

Did feinstein send the message through Al Jazeera which her husband helped sell Al Gores current tv to? Lol she's so entrenched in her own sink hole she needs to worry about herself.

The Jewish agency is doing fine... Rosenstein, Feinstein all the steins ( stones) are in a row. Lol

Cordeezy's picture

Trump can't fire Mueller, good thing Finestein knows the law!


shovelhead's picture

How much are you getting paid to spam for Amazon?

Honest John's picture

The rule of law doesn't apply to Republicans?  What is Feinstein smoking?  What about Crooked H?  Comey, Lynch, et al.?