BREAKING: Now we know why Rosenstein—a pro-Trump witness in the obstruction probe targeting Trump—never recused himself from overseeing the Mueller probe when he should have and weighed in on obstruction when he shouldn't have: he told Trump he was on his team and would help him.
1/ You can't blame America for concluding the following: Trump is corrupt. Barr is corrupt. Rosenstein is corrupt. Nunes is corrupt. Whitaker was corrupt. McConnell is corrupt. Graham is corrupt. All White House staff are corrupt. Everyone we were supposed to trust—we *couldn't*.
2/ @AriMelber makes a great point: Rosenstein secretly and unethically telling Trump he wasn't a target, and that he would "land the plane [of the Mueller probe]" for him, is quite possibly what gave Trump the backbone to refuse to conduct any face-to-face interview with Mueller.
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