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Posted By: Imright, 6/3/2020 2:10:36 PM

WASHINGTON— Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time about the problems that have since been revealed.Rosenstein’s comments amounted to a striking concession that law enforcement officials made mistakes as they scrutinized ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. But even as he acknowledged the legitimacy of anger from Trump and his allies, he defended his appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe and affirmed his support for the conclusion that Russia interfered but did not criminally conspire

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/3/2020 2:13:14 PM (No. 431023)
I don't believe that he didn't know. He was part of the coup attempt.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/3/2020 2:17:07 PM (No. 431028)
I watched the hearing - - and I don't understand why they even called Rosie in. He doesn't know anything. He never heard of the DOJ or the FBI. In fact - - he was on the Planet Glinkor all the while the investigations were taking place. They should try calling in someone who knows something.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/3/2020 2:19:42 PM (No. 431030)
Rosenstein oversaw the investigation of Trump for 2 years, now admits many mistakes made, and much of the presumptions were wrong. And yet, Rosenstein has not been the source of any revelations of mistakes made, or presumptions that were wrong. Why is that, Mr. Rosenstein? Don't you have a duty to the public to tell the truth, rather than concealing it?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY 6/3/2020 2:35:24 PM (No. 431048)
I could have told them they were pharting in the wind. RR didntnonuffin and didntdonuffin.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/3/2020 2:35:43 PM (No. 431049)
I haven't been able to watch or listen to any of it. Is it true Rob said that since he and his fellow conspirators have been caught, that he now freely admits he would have done eveything , except the wearing the illegal wire to get a 'gotcha' moment on Trump proposal, differently?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice 6/3/2020 2:37:26 PM (No. 431051)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 6/3/2020 2:41:51 PM (No. 431056)
Well, I guess at least Miss Lindsey had a hearing. The feined-incompetence of Rosenstein reminds me of the old joke -- you should be glad you don't get all the government you pay for.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/3/2020 2:42:51 PM (No. 431057)
Sorry, that soggy tea towel won't cover his ass.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx 6/3/2020 2:44:08 PM (No. 431060)
Poster #2 just made my day. I am still LOL!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/3/2020 2:51:58 PM (No. 431064)
AssPress propaganda No reputable sources?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: anniebc 6/3/2020 3:06:19 PM (No. 431077)
The hitlery way to testify before lawmakers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 6/3/2020 3:15:12 PM (No. 431086)
Oh Ronnie kNew/knows everything. His tongue is so slick he has to have stitches to keep it in place. His previous appearance before Congress was laughable. He's slimey.. So his response today was "I agree with that..." He's a Comey man through and through.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99 6/3/2020 3:21:21 PM (No. 431097)
Rosie, that horse left the barn about 2 years ago.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 6/3/2020 3:23:18 PM (No. 431099)
He is as slimy as my hosta snails. Oh, and oily, too. Flea bag.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 6/3/2020 3:25:31 PM (No. 431102)
Would you have robbed the bank if you knew you were going to get caught?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/3/2020 3:52:40 PM (No. 431128)
It seems like the questioning was pretty pathetic. Miss Lindsay is slipping back into his old persona. "This is about moving forward as a nation." What the heck does that mean? We have an ONGOING criminal conspiracy to overthrow and inhibit a presidency. Rosenstein FACILITATED that. If he was ignorant of what was going on, he was WILLFULLY so.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mauigirl 6/3/2020 4:13:00 PM (No. 431151)
Watched a little of this on C-Span. Saw Crapo, Corn Pone Kennedy and Graham. They all were weak per usual. They should have borrowed Jim Jordan from the House to ask the questions.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/3/2020 4:33:56 PM (No. 431166)
I know very few well-read conservatives who are watching this hearing. Graham got pressured into doing “something” and it is designed as a show for the Senators. Did the Republicans have this man stand and publicly repeat the oath? I didn’t see it.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow 6/3/2020 5:04:59 PM (No. 431225)
Rosenschwein doing what he does best: lying 24/7!!! Throw this slimy reptile in prison!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/3/2020 5:21:52 PM (No. 431250)
Too late DOORMAT!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: snapper451 6/3/2020 5:31:19 PM (No. 431273)
Allow me to translate. What he really means is that now that I am about to be indicted I never would have participated in the coup if I knew we would get caught.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/3/2020 5:38:21 PM (No. 431282)
No shiite, Sherlock!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone 6/3/2020 5:58:33 PM (No. 431301)
Rosenstein is a snake in the grass. It was his job to known what he was signing off on. Now he is just playing dumb.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 6/3/2020 6:16:08 PM (No. 431320)
Yeah, after he found out he couldn't get away with it and Hellary wasn't going to get elected to cover up all his traitorous criminal actions. He needs to be in prison.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 6/3/2020 7:13:49 PM (No. 431379)
We have a Republican primary here in South Carolina on Tuesday and Lindsey has 3 challengers. I’m planning to vote for Duke Buckner who is pro-life, pro 2nd amendment and African American. It’s past time to send Lindsey out to pasture.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/3/2020 8:33:51 PM (No. 431454)
Rosenstein got caught with his hands in the cookie jar. Plain and simple as that. He would do it again in a heartbeat, but he might do it slightly different so as to not get caught. He is claiming ignorance, but at least now he is on the record for future prosecutions. That is never a bad thing.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/3/2020 8:34:35 PM (No. 431455)
What an obnoxious weasel. Rodentstain must hang.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/4/2020 5:38:25 AM (No. 431718)
Derp Doofus can't even lie convincingly. Rodentstain must hang.
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