Rosenstein Inserts Himself In Kavanaugh Confirmation

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JULY 13, 2018

         IF YOU HAVE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WASHINGTON CIRCUS YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME ROD ROSENSTEIN, THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL. ROSENSTEIN HAS BEEN A KEY FIGURE IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED RUSSIAN COLLUSION IN THE 2016 ELECTION.

         NOW IN A HIGHLY POLITICAL AND POSSIBLY UNPRECEDENTED MOVE, ROSENSTEIN HAS ASKED FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO HELP REVIEW GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS OF JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE.

         AS EVEN THE NEW YORK TIMES COMMENTED, ROSENSTEIN’S REQUEST IS AN UNUSUAL INSERTION OF POLITICS INTO FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHILE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS ASSISTED WITH PREVIOUS NOMINEES, DEPARTMENT LAWYERS IN WASHINGTON TYPICALLY CARRY OUT THAT TASK, NOT PROSECUTORS WHO PURSUE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS.

         WATCH FOR ANY INFORMATION THE DEMOCRATS CAN TWIST TO SLOWDOWN OR STOP THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION TO BE USED AGAINST HIM. BY ALL ACCOUNTS KAVANAUGH IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE, BUT THE SMEAR MACHINE IS STRONG AND DEMOCRATS KNOW HOW TO USE IT. IT’S WHY REPUBLICANS SHOULD SCHEDULE QUICK CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND A VOTE. I’M CAL THOMAS.