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I’m sure Andrew McCarthy is as much a favorite of many of us as he is of mine, especially considering his vast experience as a Federal Prosecutor in one of the major terrorist cases of our time, the successful prosecution of “the Blind Sheikh” in the first World Trade Center bombing. Another reason he is a favorite of mine is his very cautious approach to so many of these stories, which are addressed with maniacal hyperbole and hysteria by so many reporters. He is the last one to ever say anything overtly critical of many of these major players in the current dramas, and I always admire him for this caution as I can always rest assured that he is not offering anything that he is not satisfied is solid and should be reported and documented with solid supporting evidence.
It is for this reason that I cannot recommend too strongly his recent column, “Rod Rosenstein is Shirking his Duty to Supervise Robert Mueller,” in which he sets forth the dangers posed by an uncontrolled special prosecutor such as Mueller, dangers which I have heard of from those who have been the subject of the exact kind of out-of-control prosecution as that being conducted by the person Rosenstein is statutorily charged with supervising. As the column notes, in a statement which is very rare for Mr. McCarthy’s style of reporting,
Back in May, besieged by Democrats feigning outrage over FBI director James Comey’s firing — the same Democrats who wanted Comey’s scalp for purportedly costing Hillary Clinton the election — Rosenstein preemptively surrendered. In appointing Mueller, he flouted regulations requiring that he specify the crimes that supposedly necessitated the appointment of a special counsel. He promised Democrats that Mueller would have carte blanche — no limits and no supervision from his nominal supervisor, Rosenstein. And now, with Mueller poised to pressure the president to submit to interrogation — despite the absence of a crime, despite the absence of any suggestion that Trump has essential information that Mueller is otherwise unable to acquire — Rosenstein is nowhere to be found, at least when he’s not impeding congressional committees from conducting oversight of the Justice Department’s actions in the Clinton emails and Russia investigations. Without Justice Department supervision, Mueller answers only to his own whim. Well, what if all prosecutors did that? (Emphasis mine)
I cannot urge too strongly that you read this entire piece of very fine reporting of Andrew McCarthy — it is chilling, frightening, perhaps gravely prescient as to what a monstrosity has been loosed upon the American Republic by these denizens of the Deep State (yes, unlike some of our more, shall we say, sanguine observers on this site, I really do believe it exists. Don’t believe it? Just look at Rosenstein’s eyes.) who have abandoned all thought of the good of our Beloved Country in the pursuit of their nemesis, read: anyone who opposes their overturning of the election in which we elected our choice to be President of the United States.