Rod Rosenstein, Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice is a smug piece of work. During his testimony on Capitol Hill last week with the oversight committees of Congress, Rosenstein said something of grave concern.
As reported by The Hill, Rosenstein said, “There’s actually not a constitutional basis for oversight. That’s something that’s been viewed as sort of an implied power, and has developed over the years.”
Perhaps, Rosenstein should be reminded that “on July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice.”
The History continues, “One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and in 1935 it became the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
In other words, if it were not for Congress – there would be NO Federal Bureau of Investigations. And the people have EVERY RIGHT with oversight into what appears to be a bloated bureaucracy with the deputy rat running all-things-curious.
The Hill reports, “Rosenstein recommended that President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey — then handpicked Robert Mueller to investigate why Trump fired Comey.” That in itself, is reason for the American people to know WHY that happened.
Now, let’s all let that sink in.
On top of that, The Hill continues, “Conservative Republicans have criticized Rod Rosenstein for appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel without evidence that any crime was committed; and they note that Rosenstein signed some of the FISA renewal applications for surveillance on Carter Page, a volunteer adviser with the Trump campaign.”
Furthermore, “Republicans want to see those FISA applications, which reportedly used opposition research, paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign, as the basis for surveilling Carter Page.”
So why is Rosenstein stonewalling? The Congress has every right to see every document they seek. That’s why WE THE PEOPLE elected our representatives – to ensure the Government is free from corruption, in part.