Rod Rosenstein has less business being part of the “Russia probe” than Jeff Sessions does, and he recused himself, for some “mysterious reason,” yet, Rosenstein is still there.
However, congressional officials are asking why.
In a letter to Rosenstein, Senator Lindsey Graham called the deputy attorney general out and questioned if he should indeed recuse himself.
In a response back, the DOJ said Rosenstein would recuse himself, but ONLY if the DOJ “deems it appropriate.”
Yes, to hell with the elected officials representing the American people…We’ll once again allow the DOJ to “police” themselves.
From Washington Examiner
A top Justice Department official has told Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will continue in his oversight role of special counsel Robert Mueller, and will only recuse himself if “deemed appropriate by department officials.”
The South Carolina Republican had written to Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s probe, asking if he should recuse himself due to a conflict of interest.
In a Wednesday letter obtained by the Washington Examiner, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd writes that “investigations of ongoing efforts by foreign agents to influence our government are complex and extraordinarily important.”
“Nonetheless, [Rosenstein] would recuse from all or part of any matter if recusal were deemed appropriate by Department officials who are informed about the matter,” wrote Boyd. “Otherwise, he has a responsibility to fulfill his oath to well and faithfully execute the duties of his office.”