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‘Blink twice if you’re ok!’ Twitter watches Rod Rosenstein’s eyes for proof of collusion

‘Blink twice if you’re ok!’ Twitter watches Rod Rosenstein’s eyes for proof of collusion
Eagle-eyed Russiagaters landed on potential new evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia on Thursday: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wasn’t blinking enough during his boss’s press conference on the Mueller report.

Twitter lit up during Attorney General William Barr’s press conference in advance of the release of a partly-redacted version of the report, with many speculating that Rosenstein’s facial movements — or lack thereof — were providing clues about the contents of the full report.

Some found Rosenstein's face and insufficient number of blinks “disturbing.”

“Blink twice if you are ok Rod Rosenstein,” wrote former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, whose calls were echoed by a former Hillary Clinton aide urging him to “please blink twice if Barr is mischaracterizing the report.”

Rosenstein “does not look like man at peace,” NBC reporter Ken Dilanian chimed in, perhaps hoping to do his bit to keep the conspiracy alive.

Others were more light-hearted about the whole matter. Washington Post reporter Philip Bump joked that he “did a shot” every time Rosenstein moved a muscle in his face and was still totally sober.

Barr looked like he was “being held hostage,” fellow Post reporter Jonathan Capehart mused, while New York Times writer Sopan Deb quipped that Madame Tussauds' new Rosenstein figure “looks pretty lifelike.”

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