The two pronged attack by Republicans: Happening now, and look for more of it

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Just as we are moving slowly past Trump’s attempts to order eleven of his enemies (who are mostly public servants with excellent records) to be rounded up and handed over Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, we now see the House Freedom Caucus, aka Teabagging Asses, calling for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation of the Trump-Russian scandal.

From the Washington Post:

Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a resolution calling for the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, in a move that marks a dramatic escalation in the battle over the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The effort, spearheaded by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), also sets up a showdown with House Republican leaders, who have distanced themselves from calls to remove Rosenstein from office. But Meadows and Jordan stopped short of forcing an immediate vote on the measure, sparing Republican lawmakers for now from a potential dilemma.

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23 thoughts on “The two pronged attack by Republicans: Happening now, and look for more of it

  1. I suspect Jordan signed onto this as for two reasons: he’s delusional enough to think it’s the right thing to do, and he’s making a bid to put the recent accusations from his days at Ohio State in the dim corners of this week’s news coverage.

  2. Personally I wish they’d force a vote, which would be uncomfortable for a bunch of Republicans and would cause glee on the Democratic side.

    One of the two supposed crimes committed by Rosenstein was to sign a renewal of the carter page FISA search warrant, which was approved by three judges appointed by previous GOP presidents. That’s going to fly.

    The subpoena issue is going to bite Republicans in the ass if Dems retake the House.

  3. The House is going into recess. The impeachment resolution will expire by the time they get back.
    This is all orchestrated. Well if you insist so much, ‘I guess I have no choice but to hand over the documents you are requesting.’

    It is all about timing. They are delaying when to bring out all the info. They had leak hunting teams operating over the last year and a half. James Wolfe was caught but not indicted for six months, when they used him to catch more leakers. If you had been following this, you would know that the FISA application that was released is not the real FISA application.

    Trump even told the media about this but it went over everyone’s heads. “The leaks are real. The news is fake.”

    1. “. If you had been following this, you would know that the FISA application that was released is not the real FISA application.”

      I can hear the cuckoo clock from here.

  4. @MikeN

    “Trump even told the media about this but it went over everyoneโ€™s heads.”

    Since your president’s answer to any event is “fake news”, not to mention all the times he said “white”, then “black”, then”white” again on a specific topic in consecutive days, sometimes even in the same day (European-US tariffs being the latest I remember), the signal-to-noise ratio is not exactly in his favor for the rare times he may be saying something approaching truth.
    Something about crying wolf…

  5. Couple of high testosterone, low intellect, Koch heads. Both count Koch industries among their top contributors. The Koch family, as you may remember, has a long history of working against the best interests of the United States of America. Patriarch Fred Koch built oil refineries for Hitler AND helped build up Stalin’s petroleum capabilities in Stalin’s first five year plan. Today, the Kochs foment nit wit hair brained zealots to join the Tea Bag Party and fight against anything that might in any way threaten the bottom line of their business. Since petroleum is still a major part of their business, they are major contributors to actions to undermine efforts to understand and deal with climate change.

    The hair brained wrestling champ Jordan is now squirming because of his past inactions against sexual abuse in his sphere of influence . Good.

    Meadows, a product of heavy Republican gerrymandering, has less scandalous sexual abuse allegations against him ( keeping a sex abuser on his staff against congressional rules), but he too is a neander browed, hair brained nit wit.

    Both Meadows and Jordan deserve life time Jason Spencer awards, for running backwards, bare assed, towards the future. A pox on both of them.

    1. The hair brained wrestling champ Jordan is now squirming because of his past inactions against sexual abuse in his sphere of influence . Good.

      I live not far from East Lansing and have followed the Nassar affair for as long as it has been going on. There are still people who, whenever another revelation comes out (and they still are) about that disaster, will respond to the story with a version of “This is a load of crap. These girls miss being in the spotlight now that their athletic career is done and this is simply a way to get attention”. Even worse, John Engler, former MI governor, who for some reason was named interim president there,
      a) Told one victim and her mother that she was only in it for the money and asked her “How big a check do I need to write to make you go away? $100,000?”
      b) Sent an email to an an aide saying many “victims” were just after money
      c) Denied both and called them liars
      d) Had to backtrack with a nonpology

      He had a lot of people defending him (and is still interim president).

      I’m not close enough to Ohio State for the developments in that to be in the news, but I’m pretty confident a lot of the same types of accusations are being made against the wrestlers in that story, which means if Jordan really is innocent he’s not going to lose a whole lot of support. But, as I said above, I will guess (that’s all it is) that a big reason he signed onto this bit of crap idea is to move the accusations against him off the front page.

    2. The only accusations to be made against the wrestlers will be by the Left, as they are all defending Jordan. Some said there were rumblings about the doctor, but Jim had no idea.
      This is all just brought up after Jim attacked Peter Strzok, and will be ramped up even more with his run for Speaker.
      And Ohio State did its part by dumping its law firm and putting Hillary’s law firm on the job, the same one described in the FISA application on Carter Page as hiring Christopher Steele via Fusion GPS.

  6. The impeachment idea has been shelved — more evidence it was just a PR stunt.

    And apparently Jordan has expressed interest in running for Speaker of the house. Best comments so far:

    – He’s the second coming of Dennis Hastert
    – Ryan is relieved that the latest contender for his job is even more heinous than he is

    1. The law firm handling things for Ohio State is Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, based in Columbus. Is that the firm you mean mikeN?

    2. In case you don’t believe me mikeN, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur is referenced in stories as the law firm by OSU’s radio station and by the Columbus Dispatch.

    3. I read that they have been switched out and Perkins Coie is conducting an investigation.

    1. Perhaps Paterno was Sandusky’s only defender at Penn … certainly his most prominent one.

    2. Oh, wait, a former Penn president and two administrators went to jail for not reporting a 2001 report on possible abuse as required by law, i.e. for defending Sandusky.

    3. Rereading this you are right. I misunderstood the ‘apologists’ as outsiders. There are many who think Paterno was unfairly maligned in association with Sandusky.

    4. I know people who teach at Penn State, and they said then the number of Sandusky supporters was astounding.

  7. The only accusations to be made against the wrestlers will be by the Left, as they are all defending Jordan.

    MikeN, Jordan’s accusers have been wrestlers saying he knew about the actions of the doctor — several of them have stated they told him and he shrugged them off. Nobody is accusing him of engaging in abuse, only that he knew and did nothing. The “only the left is accusing him” is pure bullshit.

    https://www dot nbcnews dot com/news/us-news/fourth-ohio-state-wrestler-says-rep-jim-jordan-knew-about-n889071

    https://www dot daytondailynews dot com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/congressman-jim-jordan-knew-about-sex-abuse-former-wrestlers-say/lzfhebNU5mZ5WrRbfg3aFM/

  8. And the play continues:
    Today:
    Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows and others have conversation with DOJ about documents.
    Jeff Sessions issues statement in support of Rosenstein.

  9. There are many who think Paterno was unfairly maligned in association with Sandusky.

    Yes, it is sad when people put a “football legend” on a pedestal so high they won’t hold him accountable for ignoring child abuse by one of his aids. Paterno deserved all the blame he received.

    1. And the stench went all the way to the top, leading to jail time. Paterno chose a good time to die …

    2. And today brings news that should be astounding to people who are aware of how totally out of control big university football programs have become: Ohio State (again) have put Urban Meyer on leave as they investigate whether he knew, and if so how much he knew, about domestic violence allegations against a former assistant. With summer practice just about to start, with Meyer OSU’s highest paid
      employee, and the “importance” of football to the school, this is amazing, regardless of how the investigation ends up. Either

      > University officials are over-reacting because they are already dealing with a flood of accusations against Jordan, or
      > They have some information that hasn’t been made public that supports the allegation that Meyer knew and didn’t say anything (which his contract and other guidelines required him to do), or
      > Neither of the first two things is true and they simply decided to do the correct thing and carry out a complete investigation

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