Wednesday, 12 February 2020

“Rod, We’re Proud of You” – Email Shows John Huber Praising Rosenstein Prior to Being Tapped by Sessions to Lead Fake Probe Into Clinton Foundation


John Huber
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 382 pages of documents showing former DAG Rod Rosenstein’s communications with US Attorney John Huber, Eric Holder, other senior Obama officials and liberal reporters leading up to his appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
John Huber, the US Attorney tapped by then-AG Jeff Sessions to probe the FBI’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, praised Rosenstein on the eve of his Mueller appointment.
“Rod, we’re proud of you,” Huber said to Rosenstein in a May 16, 2017 email.
The next day Rosenstein penned a scope memo authorizing Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Trump-Russia hoax.
Rosenstein was also communicating with liberal reporters and senior Obama officials praising him for appointing Mueller, all revealed in a tranche of emails obtained through a FOIA lawsuit.
These documents were obtained in response to a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications of Rosenstein between May 8 and May 17, 2017 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00481)).

On May 15, 2017, Public Affairs Specialist Marsha Murphy sends Rosenstein an email with the subject line “Eric Holder just called for you.” The message says: “Please call him.”
On May 16, 2017, U.S. Attorney John Huber wrote to Rosenstein: “Rod, We’re proud of you.” Later that year, Huber was chosen by then-Attorney General Sessions to head up the Clinton Foundation investigation.
(On May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller was appointed by Rosenstein as special counsel.)
The documents revealed that Rosenstein had communications with Washington Post reporter Sari Horwitz that included multiple off-the-record calls, information sharing, and smoothing over arguments with the DOJ press office.
In an email exchange on May 12, 2017, with the subject line “Off the record” Horwitz complains to Rosenstein about then-DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores yelling at her and the Washington Post’s national security editor and calling a story of theirs “bullshit.” Rosenstein replies, “I will talk to Sarah.” Horwitz adds that she is “around all night if [Rosenstein wants] to talk off the record.”
In an email exchange between May 13-16, 2017, Horwitz requests that they speak off the record again. Rosenstein replied by sending her a link to a story about him in The Baltimore Sun.
An investigation launched into Hillary Clinton in November of 2017 by John Huber, the US Attorney tapped by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended last month without criminal charges.
Keep in mind, Huber had the authority to impanel a grand jury, however he did nothing since the day Jeff Sessions appointed him in the Fall of 2017 to ‘review’ Clinton-related matters.

Instead of appointing a special counsel, Jeff Sessions tapped Huber to “review” the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One scandal and the FBI’s (mis)handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server.
“Your recommendations should include whether any matters not currently under investigation warrants the opening of an investigation, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources or further investigation, and whether any matters would merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” Sessions wrote.
In other words, Huber was hired to investigate if there should be investigations — essentially a non-investigation (head fake).
Huber didn’t interview any witnesses and Clinton Foundation whistleblowers had to send documents to Huber’s office three times because they kept ‘losing’ the evidence!

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