Ben Folds song 'Mister Peepers' pays tribute to Rosenstein
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Musician Ben Folds released a song on Monday paying tribute to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinFBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Sally Yates to testify as part of GOP probe into Russia investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe MORE and his performance during a testy House committee hearing earlier this year.

The song's title, "Mister Peepers," is a reference to President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE's reported nickname for Rosenstein, whom the president has publicly criticized in the past. The song was released as part of an alternative storytelling project for The Washington Post Magazine that includes songs, poems and other ways of relaying news of the day.

Folds sings in the chorus:

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"So they call him Mister Peepers, send some thugs to smash his glasses;
If he’s gone and peeped the wrong thing, then they’ll burn his name to ashes;
What’s the rule of law, if we can’t establish what a fact is?
There ain’t nothing here to see, folks, move along, ah move along."

Folds spends much of the song recounting a June hearing before the House Judiciary Committee during which a group of conservatives grilled Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray over what they view as inaction on a series of requests for sensitive documents pertaining to the Russia investigation.

The song accuses Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Tucker Carlson calls Fauci a 'fraud' after tense hearing Overnight Health Care: Five takeaways from Fauci's testimony | CDC: Children might play 'important role' in spreading COVID-19 | GOP leader wants rapid testing at Capitol MORE (R-Ohio), who clashed with Rosenstein, of lying during the hearing, referring to the House Freedom Caucus member as the "distinguished wrestler from Ohio," a reference to accusations that decades ago Jordan ignored evidence of sexual abuse as a coach on the Ohio State wrestling team, claims he has denied.

The song praises Rosenstein for standing up to conservative lawmakers, and concludes with a warning about the deputy attorney general's potential departure.

"Aren’t we all the keepers, of this fragile young Republic?
And when all those Mister Peepers people fall…
Lord help us all," Folds sings.

Conservatives have made Rosenstein a primary target in their ongoing complaints about perceived bias within the Department of Justice. A group of lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein in late July, but later backed down in the face of opposition from GOP leadership.