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ICYMI: Jim Jordan heated exchange with Rod Rosenstein and it was a terrific back and forth, I was really impressed by both people here, can't wait to rewatch it.
Rod Rosenstein: "I am the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Ok." DAMN! This is a really amazing back and forth here. He is not going to be pushed around and Jim Jordan is doing a fantastic job of demanding answers.
Look at the anger on these two mens faces. This is serious. This isn't just business. Rod Rosenstein didn't get anywhere near this angry with anyone else. This leads into the news story about the GOP staff feeling threatened for sure, and is brought up here in the questioning
lol some white knight from the DNC valiantly comes to RR rescue but that's not necessary, these two men are having an honorable battle and neither needs rescuing or wants it. Let them fight!

"Allow him to answer!!" Cries the whiner
"Why did you hid the fact that Peter Strzok and Judge Contreras were friends. Why did you redact that in the documents you gave to us." "most importantly, judge that heard @GenFlynn case"
Rod Rosenstein is furious.

"Mr Jordan I appreciate you the opportunity to RESPOND. I've heard you make those sort of allegations publically on TV"

Cross talk, and the Dem white knight shows up to defend someone that DOESN'T NEED DEFENDING right now.
"I'm the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Ok. I'm not the person doing the redacting. I'm responsible for responding to your concerns, as I have. I have a team with me, sir. Just a fraction of the team that's doing this work." ooh he is fired up! Pointing again!
Rod Rosenstein: "So your statement that I'm personally keeping information from you, threatening to conceal information from you.."

Jim Jordan: "You're the boss Mr. Rosenstein"

Rod Rosenstein "That's correct, and my job is to make sure that we respond to your concerns. We have"
Jim Jordan: "I think the House of Representatives is going to say otherwise"

Rod Rosenstein: "But your use of this to attack me personally is deeply wrong"

Oh yeah, this is personal.
Let the record show that Jim Jordan just said 3 times in a row "it's not personal" lol
When I asked Peter Strzok if he'd ever communicated with Glenn Simpson he gave us the answer he gave us dozens of times. On the advice of FBI counsel I can't answer that question. Why couldn't he answer that question?

RR said he didn't give him those orders, takes it personal
JJ: When I asked him if he'd ever talked to Bruce Ohr he said had. Said he had 3 times in 2016 and 2017, then I ask him, have you ever talked to Nellie Ohr and he said no I haven't. I said why can you answer that question because (she) worked for Glenn Simpson, worked for Fusion?
Rod Rosenstein, in response, after a 2 minute long question:

"I appreciate you saying it isn't personal" 😂 so many layers here.
Rod Rosenstein: "Sometimes it feels that way"

RR answers "how do I know? You interviewed Mr. Strzok, I didn't"

Jim Jordan yells: "WORKS FOR YOU!"

RR face immediately drops
"There are a 115,000 people that work for me sir" RR

JJ lets that bomb hit him and asks another question 😂
Here's why he did lol.

JJ: "Mr. Rosenstein, did you threaten staffers on the House Intelligence Committee, media reports indicate you did"

RR: "Media reports are mistaken"

JJ: "Sometimes" *puts on his glasses*
JJ: "Sometimes, but this is what they said. Having the nation's number one law enforcement officer threaten to subpoena your calls and emails is downright chilling. Did you threaten to subpoena their calls and emails?"

RR: "No sir and there's no way to subpoena phone calls"
Let the record show that Rod Rosenstein, nerd of a mans, specific arguing style is being technically correct 😂
Jim Jordan: "I'm reading what the press said"

Rod Rosenstein: "I would suggest that you not rely on what the press says sir" lol I love Jim Jordan but RR is on fire in this exchange.
JJ: "I didn't ask if there's no way to do it I asked if you said it"

RR: "Said what" with the fire of a million suns in his glare. You really have to watch the entire hearing to get a feel for how awesome this exchange is. These people are fired up at eachother and I love it.
JJ: "What I just read to you?"

RR: "No I did not"

JJ: "Who are we supposed to believe. Staff members who we worked with, who've never misled us, or you guys who we've caught hiding information from us..."

RR: "Thank you for making it clear it's not personal Mr. Jordan" 😂😂
Rod Rosenstein is PISSED OFF and the pointing finger is back.

RR "Maybe because I'm telling the truth, and I'm under oath. If you want to put someone else under oath and they have something different to say.."

JJ: "I know these staff members.."

JJ moves on. Powerful exchange
JJ: "Here's my last question. What's so important that you know that you don't want us to know, that you won't give us the documents we're asking for...what's so darn important that you will threaten at least according to media reports and according to staff members..1/
"what is so important Mr. Rosenstein"


Says JJ is misrepresenting, Goodlatte disagrees and restores JJ's 15 seconds lol
JJ says he appreciates the work of RR/Wray but that he simply wants the documents that they have been requesting forever. "We started asking for information in July of last year and some of that has still not been given to the Congress" says he is just frustrated. I can relate!
RR grins his dbag grin lol, not helping anyone here, knowing it's the last question. Good grief.

"I don't have any control on what resolutions you vote on sir" about the documents. Just stop hurting yourself dummy lol
"If you're interested in the truth, Mr. Jordan, the truth is we have a team of folks that are Trump appointees and career folks and they're doing their best to produce these documents. Director Wray explained to you the process he's got hundreds of people 1/
"working around the clock trying to satisfy these requests so whether you vote or not, is not going to affect it. You're going to get everything that's relevant that we can find and produce to you." Then he picks up the IG report. This is a sep of powers fight right here! Awesome
I don't know if Rod Rosenstein is a good guy or a bad guy. I know that President Trump has not fired him. I know there are historical constitutional fights going on between the Executive and the Congress right now, and I'm just happy to be here for the ride! /end
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