"Finish It The Hell Up": Gowdy Slams Rosenstein Over Never-Ending Russia Probe

A visibly frustrated Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) unleashed on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray during Congressional testimony on Thursday, lashing out at FBI agent Peter Strzok's bias against Donald Trump while investigating him - before telling Rosenstein that the ongoing Russia investigation is tearing the country apart.

Transcript follows:

For Peter Strzok - at precisely the same time that Bob Mueller was appointed - precisely the same time, Peter Strzok was talking about his "unfinished business" and how he needed to fix and finish it so Donald Trump did not become President. He was talking about impeachment within three days of special counsel Mueller being appointed! 

Three days! That's even quicker than MSNBC and the Democrats were talking about impeaching him. Within three days, the lead FBI agent is talking about impeaching the president. 

We're two years into this investigation, we're a year and a half into the presidency. We're over a year into the special counsel. You have a counterintelligence investigation that's become public. You have a criminal investigation that's become political. You have more bias than I have ever seen manifest in a law enforcement officer in the 20 years I used to do it for a living. And four other DOJ employees who had manifest animus towards the person they were supposed to be neutrally and detachedly investigating

More than 60 Democrats have already voted to proceed with impeachment before Bob Mueller has found a single solitary damn thing! More than 60 have voted to move forward with impeachment! And he hasn't presented his first finding! 

Russia attacked this country, they should be the target. But Russia isn't being hurt by this investigation right now, we are. This country is being hurt by it. We are being divided. We've seen the bias. We need to see the evidence

If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury. If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people.

There's an old saying: "Justice delayed is justice denied." I think right now that all of us are being denied. 

Watch: 

A defensive Rosenstein pushed back after Gowdy's speech, responding that he has "heard suggestions that we should just close the investigation. I think the best thing we can do is finish it appropriately and reach a conclusion." 

Thursday's Congressional testimony was full of contentious moments. In one exchange described by CNN's ever-impartial Jason Morrell as "Rosenstein skillfully SMACKS DOWN" Rep. Jim Jordan," the Deputy AG elicited laughter when he told the Congressman "There's no way to subpoena phone calls."  

Jordan also pressed Rosenstein over a variety of other issues.

- Slow document delivery from the DOJ 

- "Why did you hide the fact that Peter Strzok and Judge Contreras were friends?" (The original judge in Mike Flynn case)

- "Did you threaten staffers on the House Intelligence committee?" 

- Peter Strzok's Wednesday testimony which FBI attorneys repeatedly muzzled

Full exchange here: 

In another segment, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) grilled Rosenstein over demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie Ohr was working for Fusion GPS in an effort to produce opposition research on Candidate Trump. Gaetz also asked whether or not Rosenstein had read the FISA warrant renewal he signed, reauthorizing an ongoing surveillance operation on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. 

In short, GOP sabre rattling was met with smug indignancy as a visibly annoyed and very confident Rosenstein batted their questions away like gnats. 

Comments

nmewn 1 Alabama Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

From the OIG Report...this is how obstruction at the government level is done...

                          B. The Decision to Omit “Gross Negligence”

Comey again met with Rybicki, Bowdich, Steinbach, Priestap, Strzok, the Lead Analyst, Baker, Anderson, FBI Attorney 1, and Page to discuss the statement on May 31, 2016. Notes from this meeting indicate that the discussion included “Lisa [Page]/[FBI Attorney 1] legal thinking.”

According to Page, she raised concerns about the use of “grossly negligent” in the draft statement at one of the meetings with Comey (likely the May 31 meeting) before making edits to the statement. Page told us: I believe that I raised with [Comey] the concern...with the use of gross negligence in particular because I was concerned that it would be confusing if we used a...term that has a legal definition...if we say she’s grossly negligent, that despite the fact that we, we and the Department had a good reason to not charge her with gross negligence, given the fact that they thought it was unconstitutionally vague, and it had never been done, and, you know, sort of all of the concomitant defenses that would also follow from, from her conduct, that it would just be overly confusing.

Page further stated, “If the purpose of this is sort of clarity, and the purpose of this is to sort of try to explain to the American populace what happened and what we think about it, that to use a term that had an actual legal definition would be confusing.” She said that the team discussed the need to find some other way to characterize former Secretary Clinton’s conduct.

FBI Attorney 1 told the OIG that she remembered sitting down with Rybicki, Strzok, the Lead Analyst, and Page to discuss the language of the statute and whether to use “grossly negligent” wording in the draft statement. Based on a meeting log prepared by FBI OGC, we determined that this meeting took place on June 6, 2016. Rybicki said that he did not recall the substance of discussions about removing “grossly negligent” from the draft, but that there was “a lot of discussion” among the FBI OGC lawyers about the statute.” He said he primarily input changes made by others and described his role in revising the statement as “scribe detail.” After this meeting, Strzok, the Lead Analyst, Page, and FBI Attorney 1 met to edit the statement. Page told the OIG that the four of them edited the document together at Strzok’s computer. Metadata from a version of the statement indicates that Strzok modified the draft on June 6, 2016."

In other words, they were working out what to say in order to exonerate Hillary BEFORE the July 2 FBI "interview of the target" of the ahem, "investigation" (again, that would be Hillary) and almost a full month before the June 27 meeting between Lowrenta & Bill on an airport tarmac when Bill got the "good nuuuz" of what Comey would actually say on July 5 2016. 

Helluva racket ;-)

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skinwalker NidStyles Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:37 Permalink

The most pathetic creature in the universe is the woman who trades sex for drugs. 

 

The second most pathetic is the white liberal. 

 

Our race is going extinct. 

 

Our culture is being replaced. 

 

Our civilization is being systematically destroyed. 

 

They don’t care. They’d rather have their children grow up as slaves than be seen as a bigot. 

 

Is it any wonder I hate them so much?

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Consuelo Croesus Thu, 06/28/2018 - 15:45 Permalink

Unfortunately, what you just described has been part of the overall back up plan should the soft-coup fail, and the tables turn - which seems to also have occurred.

The Klinton Krime Kabal are a clever bunch, and they have had 30+ years to perfect their dark arts.   They have been through all of this before...

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Raisin Hail Consuelo Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:48 Permalink

Please do not confused the Clinton Crime Family for a bunch of amateurs. These are professional white collar criminals that occasionally delve into violence when needed. They have forseen all of this and are at least 3 chess moves further down the way. Like Herpes we will never be rid of them until they are both dead. Not sure even then if their evil will not live on.

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The Grim Teacher BigCumulusClouds Fri, 06/29/2018 - 03:47 Permalink

 

They've (jews) been attacking it consistently for many a year, corrupting and destroying the culture, look at what Bolshevism did to Russia. The Germans understood very well that Communism was a jewish ideology and saw clearly how they were trying to destroy German culture and identity. Frau Merkel is trying to finish the job. The difference between the US today and Germany in the 1930s is that nobody in the US can even identify what is wrong with the culture, and anybody who can is unable to talk about it because it would be.....gasp..... errr "anti-semitic" people are terrified of this label and its like a fucking Clingon cloaking device for these vermin who are systematically destroying the US from the inside out. 

First one has to understand that there is a problem, then one has to identify the source of the problem, and then one has to remove the source/cause of the problem and rip the roots right out. The US sadly doesn't have to stomach to do it, the Germans did in the 1930's and 1940's (and no the Germans did not have a program of systematic gassing for these animals, but they should have) and all the jew proxies did the bidding of their masters. The allies should have been fighting with the Germans. Stupid goy!

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J S Bach Beowulf55 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:19 Permalink

Rosenstein is the Larry Silverstein of the FBI.  His voice is of the same soft, deceptive and gravelly nature.  He is an expert in obfuscation.  He is - like all members of his accursed race - a liar.  His purpose is to aid in the destruction of Western Man - that is - White men and all of their accomplishments.  He is but one of a myriad of worm-tongued agents gnawing at the foundations of our once great Republic.  The fact that he is in the high position that he is - is cause for great consternation.  PLEASE... all ye awakened and awakening plebs out there... RECOGNIZE this creature for what it is.  Be on the lookout for other traitors of like genetics.  If you remain ignorant, your progeny will not only suffer, but go extinct.

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rtb61 J S Bach Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:58 Permalink

As with everyone else, don't blame the majority of any group too much for being corrupted by a tiny minority of psychopaths. Look at what the US has done over the last three decades, how should the American people be punished for the crimes of their corrupted government.

A government that has been proved to not listen to the majority of voices, completely ignored them and lie to them through their willing fellow conspirators US corporate main stream media.

So how many Americans should die for all the people the American government has murdered, how many Americans should pay the price for Uncle Tom Obama's Syrian Rape Brigades. Well, for me, only the ones who actually conspired to kill should be held for trial. They were content to kill as many Americans as need be to kill as many others as need be to personally enrich and empower themselves regardless of consequence for the fellow citizens, especially the ones they were sending to kill and maim and to be killed and maimed in return.

Sure enough there are some real racist prejudice psychopaths Jews, who do not give one shit about their religion, except to use it as a tool to manipulate others and there are Americans and Russian and Chinese and etc etc etc all the same thing, psychopaths insert themselves into human social groups of what ever kind to manipulate and control those groups to feed the ego and lusts of those psychopaths.

The US government is well and truly corrupt, and it is Americans fault, it is your fault but should you be penalised, should you pay the price or should every effort be made to strengthen the rule of law and simply bring those corrupt individuals to justice, those that actually committed the crimes, not their victims.

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J S Bach rtb61 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:30 Permalink

rtb...

Who is it that you think "corrupted" our system.  We were once a 95% Christian nation.  Not perfect by any means.  But, there existed an undefined yet most definite ethos despite our many failings.  There were many outre influences which tried for more than a century to gain hold of our moral helm. Upon the arrival of (((their))) eastern European brethren in the 1880s, the abscess began to form in our higher institutions and inevitably led to the infectious cancerous state which afflicts us today.  This is not prejudice... this is not hatred... this is merely an understanding of biological and historical facts which leads any honest thinking person to the source of the dissolution of Western society.

The point is... there definitely IS a group which is responsible for our current malaise.  Do not fear to name them... they exist and (((they))) are all culpable - despite your consternation.

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Totally_Disill… CuttingEdge Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:13 Permalink

Watched the entire hearing and saw Democrats pound away both Rosenstein and Wray are registered Republicans and appointed by Republican President.  But also saw to careerist bureaucrats dodge, weave, deflect and cover their ass all the while hiding behind, "I wasn't there."  "That's all before I came."  "I cannot comment on an ongoing investigation."  "I cannot confirm or deny that."  "That's classified."  "Ask Mr. Horowitz" and it went on.  I also saw a thinned skin Deputy AG who doesn't recognize HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE DOJ AND THE FBI.  Totally agree with Goudy - bring everything to the Grand Jury.  If you can't do that, wrap it up.

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Jackprong TGF Texas Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

Never happen.  The DNC uses the government and money laundering to prop up Soros.  Warren Buffett has a money laundering operation with the government, too.  Buffett loves high taxes everywhere so he can shake down governments at all levels for his enterprises.  You don't get to be a third in the nation realtor overnight without government aid.  The Democrat party is the party of government.  When Democrats are elected, the fox is running the hen house.  Republicans are on the outside looking in.  Republicans lose elections when they act like Democrats.  It is no coincidence.

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Farqued Up Jackprong Thu, 06/28/2018 - 22:33 Permalink

Republicans are low life scum, they only exist as the fake opposition. They elect two traitorous weasels as their "leaders" and still the flock keeps bleating idiotic suck along homage to them.

Democrats are communists and should be outlawed as unconstitutional. In fact, outlaw parties, period.

Divide and conquer. We sheeple are stupid.

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Posa IridiumRebel Thu, 06/28/2018 - 15:54 Permalink

Why shouldn't Rosie act so smug as long as Drump lets him and Sessions have their way. The Prez can demand the documents and then release them... and if he doesn't get cooperation, he can fire the obstructionists and be backed by a Congressional majority.

So what's Drump waiting for? Now's the time to strike. Unless, of course, this is all shadow boxing and theatrics as some charge.

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