ovenrat

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Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request.....

 

WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has asked federal prosecutors to help review the government documents of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times on Wednesday.

Mr. Rosenstein’s request was an unusual insertion of politics into federal law enforcement. While the Justice Department has helped work on previous Supreme Court nominations, department lawyers in Washington typically carry out that task, not prosecutors who pursue criminal investigations nationwide......

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"...During the confirmation process for Judge Merrick B. Garland, the Obama nominee whom Senate Republicans refused to consider, the office helped pull together the more than 2,000 documents needed for Mr. Garland’s Senate questionnaire.

“When we gathered documents required to be turned over to the Judiciary Committee, we did not ask anyone from outside of the Office of Legal Policy to help out,” said Michael Zubrensky, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the judicial nominations at the time and the current legal director of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

“But the number of documents for Judge Kavanaugh will be different by an order of magnitude,” Mr. Zubrensky said.

The production of documents could slow down a confirmation hearing that has already shaped up as a sharp partisan battle. Democratic lawmakers say they want to inspect all of Judge Kavanaugh’s documents, including his staff work and over 300 opinions he has issued on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit." NYT, Jul 11th 2018

 

Conveniently left out of your unquoted post. 

 

Guess it would be better if Rosenstein contributed to the slowing down of the process, no?

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1 hour ago, KnewBee said:

"...During the confirmation process for Judge Merrick B. Garland, the Obama nominee whom Senate Republicans refused to consider, the office helped pull together the more than 2,000 documents needed for Mr. Garland’s Senate questionnaire.

“When we gathered documents required to be turned over to the Judiciary Committee, we did not ask anyone from outside of the Office of Legal Policy to help out,” said Michael Zubrensky, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the judicial nominations at the time and the current legal director of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

“But the number of documents for Judge Kavanaugh will be different by an order of magnitude,” Mr. Zubrensky said.

The production of documents could slow down a confirmation hearing that has already shaped up as a sharp partisan battle. Democratic lawmakers say they want to inspect all of Judge Kavanaugh’s documents, including his staff work and over 300 opinions he has issued on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit." NYT, Jul 11th 2018

 

Conveniently left out of your unquoted post. 

 

Guess it would be better if Rosenstein contributed to the slowing down of the process, no?

Um,  isn't that what he's trying to do ?  

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59 mins ago, ovenrat said:

Um,  isn't that what he's trying to do ?  

read slowly:   "...The production of documents could slow down a confirmation hearing that has already shaped up as a sharp partisan battle. Democratic lawmakers say they want to inspect all of Judge Kavanaugh’s documents, including his staff work and over 300 opinions he has issued on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit." NYT, Jul 11th 2018

 

therefore, if Rosenstein DOESNT assign all these people to EXPIDITE the process, he would be contributing to slowing it down!

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1 hour ago, ovenrat said:

Um,  isn't that what he's trying to do ?  

So since this has nothing to do with Russia why didn't Sessions just call him up and say knock it off?

Unless of course he talked to Sessions first and said this is the only way we can get it done in time.

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what's his real motive ?,  didn't he just get his head handed to him by Trey Gowdy @ the House Judiciary Committee on the Mueller probe ?

 

now he WANTS to help the POTUS ?

 

 

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Is the group he's asking for assistance the same bunch that's been trying to frame Trump for 18 months?

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Correct me if I am wrong but was the request made to a district or field office, not headquarters? Is that standard or is RR worried about the people around him?

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1 hour ago, epanzella said:

Is the group he's asking for assistance the same bunch that's been trying to frame Trump for 18 months?

No Actually the group he's asking for assistance from are all Trump appointees since Trump fired all the Federal Prosecutors that had been in place.

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48 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Correct me if I am wrong but was the request made to a district or field office, not headquarters? Is that standard or is RR worried about the people around him?

That is the only real story here...in the past these requests have not come from the AG’s office.

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