Absolutely! Yesterday you posted about Rosenstein’s recent speech. When I read the following article about it, my jaw just dropped. The title of the article could actually be, “Rosenstein Shows His True Colors.”
Wow. Rosenstein has the audacity to lay blame at Obama’s feet for not doing more to protect us against Russia’s attack on our election and then fails to say one thing about Trump doing absolutely zip to protect us for the last two years. In fact, Trump has done the opposite. He has undermined our efforts to stop Russian hacking by his relentless denials that it ever happened, by his perpetual praise of Putin, and by specific acts such as dissolving the White House office of cybersecurity.
Trump even gets angry when aids bring up Russian interference in our election – when he actually should be briefed about it every day and be taking rigorous defensive measures accompanied by reassurances to the American people that he is on the case – instead, he has buried his head in the sand.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, Assistant Attorney General Rob Rosenstein did not mince words.
In a prepared speech delivered to the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association, Rosenstein criticized the Obama administration for failing to act on what he says should have been a “real-time reaction to Russian hacking.”
“The previous Administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” he said.
But he saved his harshest criticism for the press, which he accused of blatantly sensationalizing the facts surrounding his involvement in the two-year inquiry. “Some of the nonsense that passes for breaking news today would not be worth the paper it was printed on, if anybody bothered to print it,” he said. …
Yet it was the press that was speaking truth to power for months and months, letting the American public know that Russia attacked our election process while our President was trumpeting that it never happened. And it is the press to this day that continues to sound the alarm while our President sits on his hands and does nothing.
And here’s the kicker. This is where Rosenstein reveals that he has been a Trump enabler all along:
He only mentioned Trump once in the talk, praising the president’s approach to the law. “The rule of law is our most important principle,” Rosenstein said. “As President Trump pointed out, ‘We govern ourselves in accordance with the rule of law rather [than] … the whims of an elite few or the dictates of collective will.’” …
WTF?! When has Trump shown one once of respect for the “rule of law”? In fact, he has been resolutely undermining it since the day he took office. His latest move being to instruct everyone in his administration to spurn subpoenas from Congress.