The Mueller report paints a portrait of law enforcement leaders more fiercely under siege than previously known as they struggled to navigate Trump’s apparent disregard for their mission. ⁦⁩ ⁦
“I don’t think there’s any threat to the rule of law in America today,” Rod Rosenstein said as Trump was launching fiercer attacks on DOJ than the public knew, asking the DAG to lie & toying with replacing Jeff Sessions with Rachel Brand.
“I’m very confident that when we look back in the long run on this era of the Department of Justice,” Rod Rosenstein said in February. “The president will deserve credit for the folks that he appointed to run the department.”
"While their willingness to stay quiet might have protected their institutions, it also helped empower Mr. Trump to continue his attacks."
[Justice, justice he will not seek] A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump’s Attacks on the Justice Department
#MuellerReport showed DoJ officials more under siege than we knew, navigating Trump’s attacks w.threats to resign, defiance & public silence that may have protected the institution, but also empowered the president. with ⁦
A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump’s Attacks on the Justice Department