Deputy AG Rosenstein, hand-picked by POTUS for his job, signed off on FBI raid against Trump’s lawyer, leaving Trump virtually alone against Deep State

President Donald J. Trump is, by the day, learning just how wide and deep the D.C. swamp he’s vowed to drain really is.

You’ve no doubt read that, earlier this week while acting on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, FBI agents raided the office of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, reportedly for the primary reason of obtaining documents related to a $130,000 payout to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal in the weeks before the November 2016 election, both of whom claim they had affairs with the president years ago.

Come to find out, the raid was authorized by none other than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump appointed to his position and who is responsible for naming Mueller — despite the fact that there were no allegations of lawbreaking, a requirement under special counsel statutes.

As reported by The New York Times:

Rod J. Rosenstein, the veteran Republican prosecutor handpicked by Mr. Trump to serve as deputy attorney general, personally signed off on Monday’s F.B.I. decision to raid the office of Mr. Cohen, a longtime confidant of Mr. Trump, several government officials said.

It’s important to point out here that the Times’ attempt to draw attention to Rosenstein’s political party affiliation is nonsensical; there are plenty of never-Trumpers in the nation’s capital who are, or claim to be, Republicans. 

It’s also important to note that a principal allegation against Cohen is that he violated campaign finance laws by making the payment to Daniels. That includes a $150,000 payment made to McDougal by American Media Inc., owner of the National Inquirer, for her story alleging an affair with Trump more than a dozen years ago. 

This allegation, too, is nonsensical — especially when you consider the tens of millions of dollars donated to the Clinton Foundation before and during Hillary Clinton’s most recent presidential bid, many that were made by foreign governments on the belief that, when she won, she would ‘owe them.’ She didn’t win; donations dried up; the foundation has, for all intents and purposes, closed up shop.

And yet still, to this day, neither Mueller or Rosenstein, both “Republicans,” have shown any interest in turning their prosecutorial attention on the one 2016 presidential candidate who really did “collude” with Russian operatives to ‘steal’ the election.

This week’s raid of Cohen’s office proves a number of things: 

— The swamp is wide and deep in D.C., as Trump is learning. There is no one wading or slithering through it that he can trust, as evidenced by Rosenstein giving his approval to this travesty of injustice. 

— He should be able to at least count on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who only recused himself from all matters related to Russia. Raiding Cohen’s office isn’t a Russia-related matter, nor was Mueller’s indictment of former Trump campaign officials including Paul Manafort. But obviously, the president can’t even count on his AG to clamp down on this out-of-control nonsense.

Mueller and the Deep State are not going to stop until Trump is indicted, destroyed, impeached, or all three. 

The Justice Department and the FBI have been completely politicized and weaponized against a duly-elected president, as noted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, father to Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

He tweeted: “Waiting to see if ACLU will weigh in on the raid of Michael Cohen’s office and home.  If gov’t can seize privileged communication between a client and lawyer, what civil liberties are left?  Hate @realDonaldTrump if you must, but 4th and 5th amendments shouldn’t be shredded.”

The ACLU won’t, and as far as it looks, there is no one else in Trump’s corner who should be, either.

This may be the first time a president remains technically in charge of the Executive Branch but has absolutely no control over it.

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J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

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