Rod Rosenstein Has Either Quit or Is About to Be Fired

24 September, 2018, 18:38 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

The New York Times is defending its report Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Trump, in an effort to remove him from office. He plans to step down, Axios reported.

Rosenstein had been overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from the probe. He angrily asked confidants, both inside and outside the White House, how to respond.

Rosenstein challenged the report Friday, saying he feels "there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday (Sep 23) that USA officials should either support President Donald Trump or quit after a report that the Justice Department's Number Two discussed ways to remove Trump over mental incompetence. But multiple other sources said that Rosenstein had been summoned to the White House, where he was expected to be dismissed. Under the Department of Justice succession statute, solicitor general Noel Francisco would be left in charge of supervising the Mueller investigation, University of Texas law school professor Steve Vladeck has written.


This is a breaking news story and will be updated. If he's removed it could be the precursor to Trump maneuvering to put an end to the investigation.

The Times quoted other sources who said Rosenstein was serious, however. Trump laid blame for the controversy at the feet of his attorney general.

It would, according to Republican allies of the President, who have urged him to hold off on a purge of Justice Department officials until Brett Kavanaugh is safely in place on the high court. And Trump's behavior had prompted "whispers" in the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, a move that was backed away from due to concerns it would "precipitate a constitutional crisis, " the writer said.

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