[Editor:  While President Trump calls the actions noted in the memo a "disgrace," we have to wonder if that's as tough as he plans to get on this "matter."  Then we have to wonder when the American public will just throw up their hands in frustration over the lag time to get Sessions to do anything.  Priebus brought in hundreds of swamp creatures to the WH and they are still there.  We are still not sure who is pulling the weight of what Trump is being advised and by whom.  Or what their agenda is in their advice.

It looks from here that maybe Trump is caving in on the DACA deal and on the Mueller deal, too.  Both are clear illegal actions, in our view, so what's up?  If Congress is going to engage another Special Prosecutor to investigate the info in the memo, who will it be and when will it be?  Now there is another memo poised to be released.  More treason?  

We think it's time to bring the idea of TREASON back to DC, as in charges against anyone, including past presidents, who can reasonably be charged based on their actions to undermine America's sovereignty.  That is a long list among Democrats and a few Republicans like McCain and Lyndsay Graham.  Perhaps Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Bob Corker... oh, my, that list is nearly as long as the Democrat list.]

President Donald Trump’s clear frustrations notwithstanding, it does not appear likely he will fire deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Though the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s memo on FISA abuse claims Rosenstein sanctioned surveillance of a former Trump aide based on campaign opposition research, the mood among Republicans in Washington suggests he will not be dismissed.

Rosenstein’s position seemed precarious Friday, when reporters asked the president if he had confidence in the deputy attorney general. “You figure that one out,” Trump replied. A handful of House Republicans also expressed support for sacking Rosenstein in the hours before the memo was released.

Despite the president’s obvious displeasure with the deputy AG, administration officials walked back his statements Friday evening to assuage growing concerns that a dismissal was imminent.

“No changes are going to be made at the DOJ. We fully expect Rosenstein to continue on,” deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN.

Rosenstein supervises special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, given Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from matters relating to the Trump campaign. As such, a move against him would be perceived as a bid to undermine Mueller’s ongoing inquiry.

Prominent Republicans in Congress also counseled against Rosenstein’s firing. GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told CBS’ “Face the Nation Sunday” that the deputy AG should keep his job but answer questions about his role in approving FISA applications that could be connected to Christopher Steele’s notorious anti-Trump dossier.

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Drain the swamp

Trey Gowdy AKA Rooster head is a swamp creature. Let's wait to hear more.

 

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