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Who do you trust - Stephen "Cages" Miller" or Rod @RJRosenstein - a Ragey Dirk Thread.
I hesitate to boost this article, except that it draws back the curtain on the source and method of the attacks against RR and the DOJ. So a few quick points. nybooks.com/daily/2019/05/…
The current attack has 3 parts: 1) RR should have recused because he wrote the Comey firing memo; 2) RR joined Barr in deciding that POTUS should not be charged for obstruction; 3) RR didn't want to appoint SC Mueller and had to be convinced.
Before I address substance - let's ask who has an incentive to attack RR? Enemy #1 are people expecting to be charged under facts of SC Mueller's report, because they have reason to discredit report and it's principal authors. I mean really - who else even cares about a DAG?
The sources in the article are INSIDE THE WH, almost certainly Stephen Miller, since the author was provided Miller's drafts and notes. Miller is about the only person that could provide these to an author without violating Grand Jury secrecy laws or blowing executive privilege.
DIRK'S RULE OF WHITE HOUSE LEAKS: If Stephen Miller is for it, I'm against it.
So Stephen Miller thinks RR should recuse himself because he participated in the firing of J. Comey? Hmmm. I wonder if Stephen Miller did anything SC Mueller and RR may have decided was a crime?
Oh ... he communicated about Trump visiting Russia during the campaign because he had Trump's absolute trust.
Great ... on the comms with PapaD and Lewendowski about Mifsud.
I don't know about you, but this redaction looks A LOT like Miller lied about what he was told by PapaD in reference to HRC's emails. And I'm sure Miller would love to see the unredacted report.
When Horrible Person Hope Hicks lied to the press that there were no Russian contacts with the campaign ... she checked with these really nice people.
And of course the REAL person that drafted the fire comey memo -- Stephen Miller. The same person with the most incentive to shift blame to RR.
Back to lines of attack - that RR should have recused. The DOJ has a whole office responsible for doing conflict review and deciding who should and should not recuse. THEY DECIDED THAT RR NEED NOT RECUSE. But S Miller thinks that's wrong - boo f'n hoo.
The attack that he agreed with Barr that POTUS should not be charged. OK, a lot of us don't like that, but it has been the DOJ policy throughout history. As RR said in his speech the other day -- Congress should do it's constitutionally mandated job - investigate and impeach
Last line of attack- RR wasn't initially for appointing SC Mueller, had to be convinced. OK, whatever. In the most criminal time in US history, you are going to curb stomp RR for taking time to think about appointing Mueller? That's what S Miller wants you to think.
Until I saw RR speak last week, I was on board with need to call Mueller and RR to testify. I am now convinced that that is unnecessary. All the evidence is in the report. R's will use their time to attack the investigation and the prosecutors.
Last point. If S. Miller and dark forces weren't driving the narrative, twitter would see clearly that RR has done more to advance investigation than any other. And they would read this for the joyous shiv it was.
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