This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, April 30, 2019:
In his resignation letter to the president on Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was all sweetness and light:
I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity…. The Department of Justice pursues those goals while operating in accordance with the rule of law. The rule of law is the foundation of America. It secures our freedom, allows our citizens to flourish, and enables our nation to serve as a model of liberty and justice of all.
His letter, which announced his resignation effective May 11, sounded corny. He lavished praise on his boss whom he once considered attempting to oust under the 25th Amendment. He didn’t mention anything about the “wire” he allegedly jokingly suggested wearing as reported by the New York Times.
And he most certainly didn’t mention the pain and suffering he unleashed on his boss by giving Robert Mueller virtual free rein to investigate him and anyone in close proximity to the president in an attempt to find something — anything — to hang around his neck and bring him down.
And Rosenstein didn’t say anything about the five articles of impeachment that were drawn up against him last summer after months of his stalling to provide important and likely revealing documents to a House committee.
Now that the Mueller investigation is over, Rosenstein is heading out the door. It’s clear that he wants to put some distance between himself and his past.
On May 17, 2017 Rosenstein