Newest Impeachment Proposal Looks ‘Frivolous’

George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley described the recent draft impeachment articles created by the members of the House Freedom Caucus for  Rod Rosenstein as “pretty frivolous.”

Turley stated Rosenstein has given “a very strong performance, and particularly yesterday.”

“The impeachment proposal is, I think, pretty frivolous. I was the lead counsel on the last impeachment trial, for Judge Porteous, and this falls far short of anything that would meet that very high standard.”

  • rick meek

    another voice of the left coming out when he should be hiding….Rosenstein – mueller —- all of them are operating OUTSIDE the law…..Congress let the “special counsel” laws expire years ago…. This SC is operating on CFR’s which have been used by every obozo clown to make up and enforce regs on every business and manufacturer out there…….WHILE THEY MADE MONEY —- OF COURSE….

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    The whole bogus witch hunt is what looks frivolous.
    The entire thing is dishonest and extremely biased.
    Everyone with a brain knows what Mueller, Rosenstein , and
    all the other players are up to. Time to pull the plug on this farce!!!

    • Glenn Newton

      More like put a plug in um!

      • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

        Yes, you’re right.
        Or plug um full of lead!

    • Jean Givens

      Right on.

  • Dexter L. Wilson

    Remember: President Obama, McCabe, Robert Mueller, Loretta Lynch,
    Brennan, (and I can’t name them all) were involved and knew about the
    corruption involved with the Uranium One Deal.

    BOMBSHELL: FBI Informant In Uranium One Scandal Testifies Against Obama. Here’s What He Said.

    “I was frustrated watching the U.S. government make
    numerous decisions benefiting Rosatom and Tenex while those entities
    were engaged in serious criminal conduct on U.S. soil.”

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    ByRyan Saavedra

    February 7, 2018

    The FBI’s informant in the Uranium One
    scandal involving the Obama administration gave written testimony to
    three congressional committees this week in which he accused the Obama
    administration of making decisions that directly benefited the Russian
    government and their goals of gaining geopolitical advantages over the
    United States.
    The informant, Douglas Campbell, told
    congressional investigators on Wednesday that Moscow sent millions of
    dollars to the U.S. with the expectation that it would benefit the
    Clintons, while Hillary Clinton “quarterbacked a ‘reset’ in US-Russian
    relations” in her role as Secretary of State during the Obama
    administration, The Hill reported.
    Key facts:
    Campbell
    participated in closed-door interviews with the Senate Judiciary, House
    Intelligence and House Oversight and Government Reform committees.
    Campbell
    said that Russian nuclear officials told him that Moscow hired an
    American lobbying firm, APCO Worldwide, because it was in a unique
    position to influence the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton in
    particular.
    Democrats are aggressively trying to discredit him
    but are having little success as “the FBI found Campbell’s undercover
    work valuable enough to reward him with a $50,000 check in 2016.”
    Campbell
    says that the FBI told him that his work was “briefed to President
    Obama as part of his daily presidential briefing,” which would mean that
    Obama was aware of the crimes committed by the Russian officials.
    The FBI forced him to pay $500,000
    of his own money to Russian officials as bribes to facilitate his
    cover, and the bureau never reimbursed him despite their praise of his
    work and the fact that the ordeal was so stressful that he developed
    serious, life-threatening illnesses.
    Initially, reports
    indicated that Campbell was threatened by the Obama administration in an
    attempt to silence him before the 2016 election as they did not want
    this case hurting Hillary Clinton after then-Attorney General Loretta
    Lynch’s Justice Department learned that he filed a lawsuit in a Maryland
    federal court. It was not immediately clear what the lawsuit was about,
    however Sara Carter reports: “Campbell filed a lawsuit in Maryland
    federal court against the Russian nuclear entities asking for the return
    of the money he had to launder out of his own paychecks.”
    “Russian
    and American executives implicated in the Tenex bribery scheme
    specifically asked him to try to help get the Uranium One deal approved
    by the Obama administration,” The Hill noted.
    He provided
    documentation of the corruption and crimes taking place to help Russia
    to the Obama administration months before they made a series of
    decisions that directly benefited Vladimir Putin and the Russian
    government.
    He provided documentation to the Obama
    administration that showed that the Russian government was actively
    involved in trying to help Iran develop their nuclear capabilities years
    before the Obama administration implemented the now-infamous Iran deal.
    He
    said that he was told by the FBI that the politics of the Obama
    administration overruled justice from taking place against the criminal
    activity that was happening.
    “I was frustrated watching
    the U.S. government make numerous decisions benefiting Rosatom and Tenex
    while those entities were engaged in serious criminal conduct on U.S.
    soil,” Campbell said in his testimony, as reported by The Hill’s John
    Solomon. “Tenex and Rosatom were raking in billions of U.S. dollars by
    signing contracts with American nuclear utility clients at the same time
    they were indulging in extortion by using threats to get bribes and
    kickbacks, with a portion going to Russia for high ranking officials.”
    “I
    remember one response I got from an agent when I asked how it was
    possible CFIUS would approve the Uranium One sale when the FBI could
    prove Rosatom was engaged in criminal conduct,” Campbell continued. “His
    answer: ‘Ask your politics.'”

    Some of the key players that were engaging in the criminal racketeering case have started to face justice, albeit years later. Sara A. Carter reports:

    It
    wasn’t until years later in 2015 that American businessman Daren
    Condrey, whose company Transportation Logistics International, plead
    guilty to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
    and conspiring to commit wire fraud, according to the DOJ.
    Russian
    national Vadim Mikerin, who was a top official of the Russian nuclear
    arms subsidiary Tenex and would later become president of Tenam the
    American subsidiary of Rosatom, was also sentenced in December 2015.
    Mikerin, who only plead guilty to money laundering, was arrested for a
    racketeering scheme that dated back to 2004. He was sentenced to 48
    months in prison.
    Boris Rubizhevsky, another Russian national
    from New Jersey, who was president of the security firm NEXGEN Security,
    was also involved in the conspiracy and plead guilty to conspiracy to
    commit money laundering in 2015. He served as a consultant to Tenam and
    to Mikerin. Rubizhevsky was sentenced to prison last year along with
    three years of supervised release and a $26,500 fine, according to a
    recent Reuters report.
    And Mark Lambert, 54, a co-owner of
    Transportation Logistics International, was charged this month on an
    “11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign
    Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of
    violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of
    international promotion money laundering,” as stated in the DOJ press
    release. Lambert’s charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Mikerin
    in order to secure contracts with TENEX, according to the DOJ release.

  • Dexter L. Wilson

    In Case You Missed It: Robert Mueller Was FBI Director During The Russia Uranium Investigation
    by Larry O’Connor | 8:08 am, October 20th, 2017
    Is it time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from his investigation into Russian activities in the 2016 presidential election?

    Lost in much of the discussion over this week’s developments in the growing Russia/Uranium/Clinton scandal
    is the fact that none other than Mueller was the FBI Director during
    this investigation. And that investigation is under serious scrutiny.

    Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the FBI
    informant at the center of the probe was prohibited from revealing any
    of the details of the investigation to members of Congress because of a
    non-disclosure agreement that has been characterized as unusual by the
    informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing.

    In fact, as the Obama Administration was weighing the sale of uranium
    to a Russian-backed firm, none of the details of the active FBI
    criminal investigation were disclosed by the Executive Branch to
    Congress. Then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told The Hill:

    He had never been told anything about the Russian nuclear
    corruption case even though many fellow lawmakers had serious concerns
    about the Obama administration’s approval of the Uranium One deal.

    Yesterday, President Donald Trump called out the media for
    their obsessive coverage of the as-of-now-evidence-free
    Russia/Collusion story while not probing deeper into the
    Russian/Uranium/Clinton scandal which blew-up this week thanks to
    investigative reporting by John Solomon at The Hill and Sara Carter at Circa. He might want to have a conversation with Mueller and his own Deputy Attorney General as well.

    Not only is Special Counsel Mueller tied-up in the uranium imbroglio,
    but the person supervising the investigation was then-US Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
    Rosenstein is now the Deputy Attorney General and after Jeff Sessions
    recused himself from the Russian meddling case it was Obama appointee
    Rosenstein who decided to name none other than Mueller as Special
    Counsel for the probe.

    Swamp much?

    As Noah Rothman at Commentary points
    out, this tangled web is exactly what Trump supporters are looking for
    to further undermine the credibility of the Mueller investigation.

    Anyone who wants to undermine the legitimacy of that
    probe and attack the characters of its principal investigators, though,
    now has a trove of new ammunition at their disposal. This was entirely a
    result of the Obama administration’s reckless, ideological pursuit of
    rapprochement with Moscow and the Clinton family’s negligent
    rent-seeking. Democrats have no one to blame but themselves for looking
    the other way.

    Hillary Clinton and her dwindling cohort of image-makers are engaged
    in an increasingly desperate effort to save her from posterity’s
    reproach, but the water is rising up over their knees now. Theirs is a
    losing battle, and Democrats should resist the temptation to come to her
    defense.

    Seriously, Never-Trumpers and Democrats should be first in line
    saying “This stinks… let’s get someone else on this Russia collusion
    thing.”

    For a quick summary of the latest details involving the four year FBI
    investigation into kickbacks and bribes from Russian entities trying to
    solidify access to uranium and other materials to bolster that
    country’s nuclear program, read Mediaite’s summary here. The investigation touched on a $500,000 payment to former President Bill Clinton for a speaker fee while his wife, Hillary Clinton, was Secretary of State and voted to allow the uranium deal for the Russians.
    In addition to the speaking fee, there were also over $2 million in
    donations to the Clinton Foundation from Uranium One (the
    Russia-connected entity at the center of the criminal investigation)
    that Hillary Clinton failed to disclose despite her assurances to do so during her confirmation hearings.

  • Marty

    Rosenstein is the deepest part of the deep state. Rosenstein signed his name to the affidavit in support of at least one of the warrants from FISA. He intentionally lied and omitted very necessary info the judge needed to sign or deny the warrant. This is all that is needed for impeachment. However, I do believe the impeachment proceedings are a waste of time. There is no way they could get a conviction in the Senate. Too many RINO’s and demonrats.

  • Carl

    Rosenstein wrote a memorandum to Trump urging the firing of Comey….and then he appointed a Special Counsel to investigate, among other things, ‘obstruction of justice’ regarding the firing of Comey….UNBELIEVABLE that this guy is still employed when his BIAS is obvious….

    • Rodney

      That right there is the reason he should have recused himself.

  • Rodney

    With all due respect to Mr. Turley, the threat of possible impeachment was more of a spur to the ribs to get the papers the congress has been trying to get since August 2017. However, I think a real impeachment of Rosenstein could easily be built. Add in his conflicts of interest, refusal to recuse himself, his gross incompetence of duties and inability to obey they who have constitutional oversight over him. Impeachment would be the least of his problems.

  • Fuck impeachment. Why doesn’t Trump tell Sessions to fire the asshole. And if Session won’t do it, then Trump can tell him that Rudy is ready to take over his position as DOJ.

  • I am always concerned when ‘law professors, et al, use the word frivolous,without specificity,in rendering an opinion of a legal matter. It means he doesn’t know but is biased in his opinion. This matter is far from frivolous, and indicates our nation’s inability,through its governing body, to correct the obvious evils that are being allowed to exist in our government. Our Constitution and the laws predicated on its unclear meaning that needs 9 chief justices to interpret and with very few unanimous decisions, indicates the lack of clarity in its meaning. That’s why Rosenstein, Muller,Comey, et al,,without proven postulates and meaningful reasons, are being allowed to destroy our president with the help of a corrupt and immoral media. And while this farce is allowed to play out and interfere with the real needs of our country, our enemies are preparing to destroy our nations existence ,and that means all of us.N.Korea is only the tip of the iceberg,a front for the real nuclear powers,Russia,China,Pakistan,and Iran. And ,we are running out of time,precious time, that is being wasted on the most egregious misuse of power in our history, rights made wrong and wrongs made rights..And if this trend is allowed to continue,our nation will experience the consequences for tolerating its existence,probably a stealth nuclear attack before 2020. God help us !

  • Jean Givens

    I wish the liberals would stop attacking our President, who’s doing a great job, and try to unite our country instead of dividing it.