Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, has submitted ridiculous requests for hundreds of federal prosecutors to review the Kavanaugh paper trail.
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was announced on Monday.
Since then Rosenstein sent has a request to 93 US attorneys, asking each to provide up to three prosecutors to look into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
This request is very unusual and not a common insertion of politics into federal law enforcement.
If you add up the number of requests he is asking for, it comes to, (are you sitting down?) 279 prosecutors!
Before you decide to jump to conclusions and assume this is a witch hunt by the DOJ, listen to the facts.
It is obvious that the DOJ are digging as deep as they possibly can to whip up opposition to the Judge.
As Written and Reported By Diana Stancy Correll for the Washington Examiner:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has requested that federal prosecutors help vet President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a new report says.
Rosenstein requested that the prosecutors examine Kavanaugh’s government documents and asked the 93 United States attorneys to have every office submit several federal prosecutors “who can make this important project a priority for the next several weeks,” the New York Times reports.
The move departs from the norm, as it is standard for Justice Department lawyers to participate in work for Supreme Court nominations, but not prosecutors.
According to Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores, “The scope of the production of executive branch documents we’ve been asked for is many, many times as large” as recent nominations such as justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who did not have federal prosecutors help vet them.
Flores did note that federal prosecutors have been tasked with reviewing nomination documents previously. However, it is unprecedented that a deputy attorney general would solicit assistance from all U.S. attorney offices.
Rosenstein said in his message that he predicted he would need approximately 100 full-time lawyers to prepare for Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.