Executive Intelligence Review


Calls Are Growing To Declassify Rosenstein Memo on Mueller Investigation, Too

Sept. 27, 2018 (EIRNS)—Longstanding Bush family counsel C. Boyden Gray and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey are the latest to argue for the President to declassify Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein’s August 2017 memo amplifying Robert Mueller’s mandate, along with the other “Russiagate” documents.

Justice Department Special Counsel regulations (28 CFR SEC. 600 et seq.), and the regulations contained in the DOJ’s “Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide” require that any Special Counsel investigation be predicated on an identified criminal offense, before the investigation can begin, Gray and Mukasey point out in an op-ed in The Hill yesterday.

No such criminal offense is identified in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s May 17, 2017 letter appointing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel. Rosenstein amplified on Mueller’s mandate in an Aug. 2, 2017 memo—but that remains classified. If there was no crime identified, they argue,

“This, then, would be a complete perversion of the American tradition of investigating crimes, not persons, as so eloquently articulated by then-Attorney General (later Supreme Court Justice) Robert H. Jackson in 1940, when he observed that the prosecutor’s most dangerous power is that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than cases that need to be prosecuted.”

(Boyden Gray, who played his designated role in the 1980s “Get LaRouche” operation as Vice-President Bush’s counsel during the Boston case, certainly knows a thing or two about prosecutorial abuse.)