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Looks like in the long run the ball will be in Rosenstein's hands.  Why in the world would President Trump use someone whom Holder appointed to investigate Bammy??

Rod Rosenstein says he's "not in position" to make decision on special prosecutor yet

...Longtime federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein is facing questions about a federal investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election as he appears before Congress Tuesday for a confirmation hearing for the role of deputy attorney general.

Under questioning from Sen. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, Rosenstein told the committee that he has had no conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. On the specific question of whether he would appoint a special counsel, he said that he would evaluate the facts and the law and exercise his best judgment “about what I believe is the right course of action.”...

...Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Rosenstein in the hearing that she wanted to see a special prosecutor appointed, arguing that it would be in the public interest.  When she asked him whether he would appoint a special prosecutor, he responded that Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch had been faced with a question on appointing a special prosecutor, and she rejected the request. She had confidence in the career attorneys at the Justice Department to look into the matter, he noted. Rosenstein also pointed out that the acting attorney general in the matter, Dana Boente. “He currently has full authority to appoint one,” and he has not.

Asked whether that could be taken as a “no,” Rosenstein said that he’s “simply not in a position to make that decision.” He also said, however, that he doesn’t presume that Lynch and Boente are correct in not appointing a special counsel. If he were to determine they’re wrong, “I would overrule them,” he told the panel...

...Much of the questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to focus on a commitment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week to recuse himself from any investigation involving the Trump campaign. The recusal followed revelations of two previously undisclosed contacts Sessions had last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

That would leave such a probe in the hands of Rosenstein, if he’s confirmed.

Some Democrats are threatening to block his nomination unless he turns the matter over to a special prosecutor. ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-meddling-likely-focus-at-rod-rosenstein-doj-no-2-confirmation-hearing/
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Looks like in the long run the ball will be in Rosenstein's hands.  Why in the world would President Trump use someone whom Holder appointed to investigate Bammy??

Rod Rosenstein says he's "not in position" to make decision on special prosecutor yet

...Longtime federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein is facing questions about a federal investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election as he appears before Congress Tuesday for a confirmation hearing for the role of deputy attorney general.

Under questioning from Sen. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, Rosenstein told the committee that he has had no conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. On the specific question of whether he would appoint a special counsel, he said that he would evaluate the facts and the law and exercise his best judgment “about what I believe is the right course of action.”...

...Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Rosenstein in the hearing that she wanted to see a special prosecutor appointed, arguing that it would be in the public interest.  When she asked him whether he would appoint a special prosecutor, he responded that Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch had been faced with a question on appointing a special prosecutor, and she rejected the request. She had confidence in the career attorneys at the Justice Department to look into the matter, he noted. Rosenstein also pointed out that the acting attorney general in the matter, Dana Boente. “He currently has full authority to appoint one,” and he has not.

Asked whether that could be taken as a “no,” Rosenstein said that he’s “simply not in a position to make that decision.” He also said, however, that he doesn’t presume that Lynch and Boente are correct in not appointing a special counsel. If he were to determine they’re wrong, “I would overrule them,” he told the panel...

...Much of the questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to focus on a commitment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week to recuse himself from any investigation involving the Trump campaign. The recusal followed revelations of two previously undisclosed contacts Sessions had last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

That would leave such a probe in the hands of Rosenstein, if he’s confirmed.

Some Democrats are threatening to block his nomination unless he turns the matter over to a special prosecutor. ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-meddling-likely-focus-at-rod-rosenstein-doj-no-2-confirmation-hearing/

That is the only answer he could have given. It has been reported this guy has been fully vetted or Trump would not have put him up. My question is how can the dens stop him? They don't have the votes.
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Yes that was the appropriate answer. The question still remains as to why President Trump would pick him to begin with? President Trump has accused Bammy of wiretapping so why would he pick someone who investigated Bammy in the past with obviously no result?  IMHO anyone who was selected by Holder and worked under Bammy isn't fit for any position. The last person I would nominate would be anyone who worked under Bammy or his administration.  Rosenstein worked in his administration for the entire 8 years! Yet this is someone Trump wants to keep on?  You can't very well drain the swamp if you keep the same creatures lurking around.
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Yes that was the appropriate answer. The question still remains as to why President Trump would pick him to begin with? President Trump has accused Bammy of wiretapping so why would he pick someone who investigated Bammy in the past with obviously no result?  IMHO anyone who was selected by Holder and worked under Bammy isn't fit for any position. The last person I would nominate would be anyone who worked under Bammy or his administration.  Rosenstein worked in his administration for the entire 8 years! Yet this is someone Trump wants to keep on?  You can't very well drain the swamp if you keep the same creatures lurking around.

Your question is legit and I do not have an answer.
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Your question is legit and I do not have an answer.

President Trump is supposed to meet with Cruz in the very near future ... hopefully the subject of wiretapping, Sessions and Rosenstein will come up.
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