Rosenstein still has his job, at least till Trump showdown

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 1:59 p.m.

    @HaHaHaHa - Othello, WA
    Sept. 25, 2018 11:31 a.m.
    "way back to accusations about white water."

    At least he didn't have to go back 35 years to a reckless, fuzzy drunken memory.
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    In case you haven't figured it out yet, there was nothing reckless or fuzzy or drunken about Dr. Ford's memory, either about what was done to her or who did it to her. The only one whose memory was "reckless or fuzzy or drunken" was the perpetrators who, at best, were so blind-drunk that they had blacked out and didn't remember what they had done or to whom they had done it. Blaming the victim is absolutely disgusting and unconscionable.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Sept. 25, 2018 11:31 a.m.

    "way back to accusations about white water."

    At least he didn't have to go back 35 years to a reckless, fuzzy drunken memory.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 8:38 a.m.

    Copybook Headings - Draper, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 4:56 a.m.
    You could cut the hyperbole in these comments with a knife. Every day we inch closer to the end of the Republic! Every day is a Constitutional crisis! Every day society is going to implode and we'll be out in the street fighting for our very lives! This is the textbook definition of neurosis. Very easy to laugh at and then ignore.

    =======

    Is it really hyperbole? If it's not, we're in huge trouble!

    Maybe no one should be laughing and ignoring.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 8:33 a.m.

    If trumpf fires Rosenstien, Americans should set up such a tremendous ruckus that it will crack the walls of the White House.

    Let's hope Americans will remember all this in November and begin to drain the swamp by voting out every trumpian supporter from Congress.

  • countryvoice3 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 8:10 a.m.

    ute alumi.."Okay Trump hasn't been below 3% and has gone over 4%."

    2017
    Q1 1.8%
    Q2 3.0%
    Q3 2.8%
    Q4 2.3%
    2018
    Q1 4.1%

    Looks to me like three out of 5 are below three..or do you see something else.

    Of course this is part of the right's none sense about how these same numbers under Obama were abysmal and now it proves the economy is on rocket fuel.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 8:05 a.m.

    In one way I would like to see Trump fire Rosenstein, and then Mueller. That would assure Trump's demise. It would add another log on the fire of "obstruction of justice." Trump knows nothing about history and probably doesn't know how Nixon's downfall came about.

    In another way, I'd like to see Rosenstein and Mueller stay in their jobs and complete the investigation and subpoena Trump and get his statements under oath.

    Either way, it should help to get rid of Trump, which would be great for the country.

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 4:56 a.m.

    You could cut the hyperbole in these comments with a knife. Every day we inch closer to the end of the Republic! Every day is a Constitutional crisis! Every day society is going to implode and we'll be out in the street fighting for our very lives! This is the textbook definition of neurosis. Very easy to laugh at and then ignore.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Sept. 25, 2018 12:48 a.m.

    @ute alumni
    "Why have proof when you can just convict with zero evidence, hearsay and liberal leftist political ploys"

    There's no 'conviction'. There's no trial. Stop claiming this is some kind of criminal proceeding.

    It's a job interview for a lifetime appointment. Any candidate seeking the position better have integrity, morality, honesty and a squeaky clean background.

    Anyone claiming otherwise is blinded by partisanship.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 4:21 p.m.

    joe
    your party had the info since July and sat on it for a reason. I wonder what that reason was? Most people know it is a stall and slander ploy with your party. Just when you think they can't go any lower they prove you wrong. Just how do you investigate with no location or time when it happened 36 years ago. Good luck on that one.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 3:05 p.m.

    @ute alum
    And we know there is no witnesses and that it all s going to be impossible to establish a more specific timeline because of the investigation, oh wait that’s right we don’t know what evidence may exist because there has been zero investigation so far.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 2:15 p.m.

    joe
    you're going back 36 years with NO witnesses, NO place, No time....
    You had 8 years with a guy that accomplished division between the races unlike anything I've seen including the 60s. There's a lot more but time and space is limited. Keep living the liberal dream and the US will look more like Iran. Why have proof when you can just convict with zero evidence, hearsay and liberal leftist political ploys. I hope you have no sons as all men, yes I said men and boys are under attack.
    Sports,
    I'll help you with the "point"
    You are quoting barry as if he is the moral authority on right vs. wrong and is the authority. He is not. Far from it.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 1:47 p.m.

    Ute alumni

    I happen to agree with said posters comments - not sure what the point is?

    However my point was that both sides of the political isle are playing a part in this cherade to obstruct trump, and to point to only one side only deminishes the credit the other side deserves in playing a part in this soap opera cherade we call the U.S. govt.

    There is no longer any respect for the constitution and what it stands for from either party, and that is sad.

    Going forward after watching this drama unfold in our govt who and what respectful person would want to subject themselves to this kind of middle school level drama where lies corruption, character assassinations and law breaking occurs on a daily basis and we elected these people to represent american citizens, and this is what we get.

    Seeing all of this play out in respect to how both sides are acting who can honestly be proud to say they belong to either political party?

    This country is in real trouble and I fear for our future generations.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 1:46 p.m.

    the same day as there will be a circus at the other end of Pennsylvania avenue for everyone to watch, just happenstance I am sure, not like we have seen this show before.

    @ute alum
    do you ever get tired of deflecting for Trump, it has to be exhausting, Mean you had to go all the way back to accusations about white water.

  • Mary Mc Lacey, WA
    Sept. 24, 2018 12:13 p.m.

    Rosenstein or Frankenstein, the GOP's mish-mash monster? My money is on the little guy with glasses. He is smarter. And, he has the force of law behind him.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 12:10 p.m.

    sportsfan
    Believe what barry says?
    IRS targeting conservative causes
    Russia isn't a threat.
    Okay, then call off this "collusion" hoax
    We'll never bring manufacturing jobs back.
    Get used to the new norm GDP, never over 2%
    Okay Trump hasn't been below 3% and has gone over 4%.
    The list goes on and on, but wait.
    The best is about Hilliary.
    Most qualified person to ever run for the presidency.
    Flunked the D.C. Bar Exam.
    Removed from her House Judiciary Committee staffer job due to incompetence and lying.
    Whitewater scandal.
    Married a serial liar and cheater, who had sexual encounters with non consenting partners.
    Lied about “sniper fire”.
    Subject of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that led to the impeachment and disbarment of her husband.
    Took crockery, furniture, artwork and other items from the White House — had to return or pay for them.
    Said “what difference, at this point, does it make” about four brave people killed in Libya.
    Totally ignored the structure and rules for the handling of sensitive national security information.
    Amassed a personal fortune with “speaking fees” and payments from private sector political donors and foreign governments into transparent “foundations”.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Sept. 24, 2018 12:05 p.m.

    In Trump world, you do your job with integrity at your own risk. This is not the first time we've seen this scene play out with dedicated career public servants coming under fire or getting the ax for reasons that have nothing to do with competence.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 24, 2018 11:27 a.m.

    "Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was heading to the White House on Monday expecting to be fired..."

    "Trump himself was in New York for a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly."

    This is one of the media's "fake news" story. Rosenstein had a scheduled meeting with Kelly which is why Rosenstein was there in the first place and the media made up the firing part and ran with it, knowing that Trump is in the UN in NY and there won't be any firing - Fake news!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 11:11 a.m.

    There is zero accountability in today's GOP.
    trump almost certainly guilty of financial crimes and none of it will ever see the light of day much less be charged. This is absolutely obstruction of justice and Orrin along with his see nothing, do nothing GOP will look the other way.
    This could be the end of democracy as we know it.

  • Zzzptm Dallas, TX
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:50 a.m.

    So, even though Rosenstein was one of the Obama-era appointees to the DoJ that Trump did not want to resign, and even though Trump put him forward as the #2 person at the DoJ, and even though his nomination was approved 94-6, Trump doesn't want him around anymore.

    If a boss wants to fire everyone he chose to hire, maybe the problem's not with the people as a whole, but with the boss?

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:49 a.m.

    This is really a sad state of affairs, even Oblama has said that defying the current administration is a disgrace and should never happen, "this is not how our govt is supposed to work".

    Its is clear that even republican appointee's by trump himself have worked to undermine his administration, the dems are busy disrupting the scotus nomination with fake accusations from 30 years ago all but past the time of statute of limitations, give me a break. The progressive repubs acting in conjunction with the dems to obstruct and defy a lawfully elected president of the united states.

    Trump did not usurp the position he holds as most trump haters still believe in the russia collusion hoax, and if any want to dispute that please feel free to explain how russia and trump convinced you to vote for him? Seeing how HRC won the popular vote the argument that trump and russia convinced millions to vote for him holds no weight.

    Either way the goings on in the white house and the govt in general has been an embarrassment for decades and trump's situation is the height and culmination of how unstable our elected officials are on either side of the isle, so much lack of respect from either side.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:31 a.m.

    Yeah at my office we all gather around and have a good laugh trying to figure out ways to get rid of our CEO and nobody ever gets fired or anything...

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:28 a.m.

    A school teachers are held more accountable than our political representatives and teachers don't create twenty trillion dollar debts or huge trade wars.

    True.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:19 a.m.

    If the GOP Congress let's Trump do this, fire them all. Our country is in peril with Trump. And they are sitting on the sidelines allowing Trump to tear down America. Vote them out!

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:11 a.m.

    If Trump is indicted or impeached expect the reappearance of a doctrine we thought long dead - NULLIFICATION.

    Trump's most solid base is in the South. That part of the country invoked nullification in the tariff dispute of 1832 and again with the Civil War.

    Nullification may reappear ripping apart the Union. Nobody around here believes me, but such is a real possibility.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:05 a.m.

    This is the first time in my 77.75 years that I'm ashamed to admit that I'm an American.

    trump has to GO!

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 10:04 a.m.

    Cue the continued deplorable excuses from the low information faction at ongoing, nauseating attempts of defending all matters pertaining to the Supreme Leader. Please remind us all of the individual that nominated Mr. Rosenstein. Would this be considered yet another example of the Supreme Leader acting as the “stable genius” he claimed to be? Of him hiring “only the best and brightest”? This White House has the employee turnover rate of the local dollar store. Country before party comrades!

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Sept. 24, 2018 9:56 a.m.

    A school teachers are held more accountable than our political representatives and teachers don't create twenty trillion dollar debts or huge trade deficits.

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 9:45 a.m.

    Comrade toadstool will not fire him, he hasn't the backbone. He will leave it up to Kelly!

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Sept. 24, 2018 9:45 a.m.

    Will anyone be left?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 9:37 a.m.

    Here is the beginning of a constitutional crisis which will see Trump removed from office or the establishment of his dictatorship.

  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2018 9:23 a.m.

    No, Trump's not going to fire him, only give him a warning. If it were a firing, that would merely be "tweeted."