Rod Rosenstein resigned. His resignation letter is beyond stunning. He starts by saying the DOJ made rapid progress in achieving the Trump Administration’s law enforcement priorities. He said as a result our nation is safer, our elections more secure and our citizens more informed. Then he said the DOJ “pursued illegal leaks, investigated credible allegations of employee misconduct and accommodated congressional oversight without compromising law enforcement interests.”
He thanked Trump for his courtesy and humor in personal conversations and for the goals of patriotism, unity, safety, education and prosperity because: “a nation exists to serve its citizens.”
He warns that the DOJ has a special responsibility to avoid partisanship. That while political considerations may influence policy choices, neutral principles must drive decisions about individual cases.
He ends with saying: “We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls. We ignore fleeting distractions and focus our attention on the things that matter because a republic that endures is not governed by the news cycle.”
This is stunning rebuke of Democrats in congress and the main stream media. There is not only no hint of obstruction by the Trump Administration, it is the exact opposite. It is the strongest possible personal endorsement of the leadership of President Trump. Trump himself could not have written a better letter.
This should terrify a lot of people When Rosenstein said the DOJ pursued illegal leaks and investigated credible allegations of employee misconduct that probably means criminal indictments are on the way. When he said the DOJ ignored fleeting distractions and focused on things that matter because a republic that endures is not governed by the news cycle that was a public rebuke to those who pursued the false narrative of collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign.
It also confirms something that should be obvious. The private Donald Trump is a very serious person well respected by those who report to him. So while the public Donald Trump took some shots at Rod Rosenstein, as part of Trump’s push back against what he considered to be a partisan witch hunt, in private he and Rosenstein got along very well. Rosenstein respects Donald Trump. When he thanks President Trump for changing priorities back to what they should have been, he is saying that the Obama Administration had the wrong priorities. It is also a stern warning to the anti-Trump crowd that the DOJ is on to them and this is not going to be tolerated anymore. Rosenstein is warning us all that this is not about playing politics or protecting Donald Trump; it is far bigger than that. It is about whether or not this nation can even survive.
The main stream media should pay close attention to this. So should the few remaining leaders in the Democratic Party capable of rational thought. This has nothing to do with whether or not you like Donald Trump. It is about whether or not this country has the moral courage to return to our true values. Values that must transcend partisan politics! It is a warning that failure to return to these values threatens all of us. It is a reminder that no matter how loud Democrats and the main stream media screams in outrage, the true values of this country are better represented by Donald Trump than those who oppose him.