Last year, in a post to his House.gov site titled “Congressman Cohen Condemns Effort to Impeach Rosenstein,” Rep. Cohen said the following in defense of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) condemned in the strongest terms the groundless Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein introduced last night by members of the Freedom Caucus, and made the following statement:
“Rod Rosenstein is the guardian of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The sham pretext for this move is Rosenstein’s completely reasonable resistance to turning over certain documents in an ongoing criminal investigation, something that is never done and that would be a breach of his sworn duties. It’s obvious that the ulterior motive for this effort to impugn the reputation of Mr. Rosenstein is a desperate plan to hobble a probe that is getting too close to President Trump’s inner circle. It is critical that we prevent this impeachment effort from going further and it’s essential that we pass the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (H.R. 5476) immediately.”
Rosenstein was “the guardian of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation” and a “completely reasonable” man whose reputation had to be protected while the special counsel closed in on Trump. But that was while the Mueller investigation was ongoing. Now that the redacted report is out and has torpedoed the two-year Democrat narrative surrounding Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Donald Trump, Cohen is speaking in a less than flattering fashion about Rosenstein in the wake of news that he’s tendered his resignation effective May 11th:
"Rosenstein is not to be commended, he's to be condemned for doing what Trump wanted, to do his dirty work to cover up the real reason for firing James Comey" – Rep. Steve Cohen reacts to the news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation. pic.twitter.com/2C1OkElGiE
— CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2019
Things sure do evolve quickly in DC these days:
I can’t keep up with these Dems. They sure do flip flop a lot on DOJ employees ?
— John Muse (@JMuser16) April 30, 2019
Now watch all the liberals turn on Rosenstein as they realize that the GAME is OVER and that JUSTICE is coming. https://t.co/aitEoqSdbh
— Cory Groshek (@CoryGroshek) April 30, 2019
That’s a pretty safe bet.
Remember how RR was once "honorable" in the eyes of the left?https://t.co/lSsR64XTU4
— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) April 30, 2019
It seems like only yesterday…
Oh give me a break. Literally every Democrat in the country wanted Comey fired for exactly the same reasons Rosenstein wrote in the memo. Not to mention he appointed the special counsel in the first place
— Peedz (@kevinslife88) April 30, 2019
What a liar! Just mere months ago Rod was his hero!
— GraceUnderFire❤️???? (@MediumGrace) April 30, 2019
True — and Comey was the bad guy:
Didn't the entire Democratic Party want Comey fired in the beginning of Trump's Presidency?
— John Reynolds (@yltrophyhusband) April 29, 2019
Fact check: YUP: