by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Charles Hurt of the Washington Times explains why a top U.S. Justice Department official should resign.
For the good of your country, Rod Rosenstein, step down.
If you have a shred of integrity left in you, if you still care about the law and justice as much as you claim, if you still hold to your oath, then quit your position as deputy attorney general of the United States.
It is now clear that you are a fierce partisan working at the highest levels of the Department of Justice.
The notion that someone in your powerful — yet unelected — position would scheme inside the highest levels of the federal government to take out a duly elected sitting United States president is stunning.
Hatching plots to wiretap the Oval Office or invoke a constitutional revolt against a sitting president sounds like a marvelous thriller on Netflix. In real life, it is treasonous.
Even if you were joking about wearing a wire into the Oval Office —still looking for the humor in that one — it reveals how wildly distorted your view of the Executive Branch has become and far you have fallen since first vowing to uphold the Constitution.
These kinds of sick, twisted sentiments have no place anywhere inside the Department of Justice.