Deputy Attorney General Rod “Rodentstein” Rosenstein was a guest on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and was asked a question about prosecuting leakers.
Wallace characterized the perpetrators as not being the deep state, diminishing and demeaning that characterization in the process, “the faceless bureaucrats inside intelligence agencies.” He says, “They are White House officials, they are members of Congress. If you find any of them have committed these leaks, have disclosed classified information, will you prosecute?”
Rosenstein does the typical tap dance of officials wanting to be on television but not wanting to provide too much useful information, most particularly the kind of thing that could force them to actually do their job by painting themselves into a corner.
He responds, saying, “Chris, what we need to look at in every leak referral we get we look at the facts and circumstances. What was the potential harm caused by the leak, what were the circumstances, that’s more important to us than who it is, who is the leaker. So if we identify somebody, no matter what their position is, if they violated the law and that case warrants prosecution we’ll prosecute it.”
That’s great news, Mr. Deputy AG, have you ever heard of a woman named Hillary Clinton? She’s leaked more classified information than anyone, violated every law in the book countless times and endangered America more than any other single individual. Are you planning on prosecuting her with that mountain of evidence you’re holding in your computers and storage facilities?
Wallace clarifies, asking if that includes “White House officials and members of Congress.” Rosenstein replies, “Including anybody who breaks the law.”
It’s statements like that that are the basis for all of the hedging and evasiveness by officials on responses. Clearly he should, by that standard, be impaneling a grand jury to send Hillary Clinton to prison for life or to possibly execute her. Yet there’s been no indication that she’s not going to benefit from a continuation of the double standard she was granted by Obama, Lynch and Comey under the Trump administration and AG Sessions.
Prosecuting the leakers is a wonderful thing, but don’t forget about the biggest fish that is currently on the line, with the hook firmly implanted in her cheek, ready to be reeled in for grilling. The commitment was made. We won’t let you wiggle out of it so easily. You don’t care who it is – you said it goes for anybody who breaks the law. Remember that Rodentstein, we will.
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