Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to step down - before Trump can fire him

Aaron Brown
September 24, 2018

Citing two unnamed sources, the news site said he is stepping down in expectation of being fired by President Donald Trump over reports that he questioned Trump's fitness for office. But let me clear about this: "Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment".

The New York Times reported Friday that Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and floated the possibility of removing him through the 25th Amendment.

Trump told Geraldo Rivera in an interview aired Monday that he's looking at what, if anything, to do about Rosenstein's reported actions.

"He's expecting to be fired", one of the sources is quoted as saying.

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Rosenstein was overseeing Mueller's work after the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, recused himself due to his contacts with Russian officials when he was part of the Trump campaign. The president described the search as "an attack on our country".

Others involved in those May 2017 discussions said Rosenstein's comments about secretly recording the president were sarcastic, and came as McCabe was pressing the Justice Department to open an investigation into the president over the firing of Comey as possible obstruction of justice.

"We will make a determination", Trump said. Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for that move.

Top administration officials responded to that op-ed and the revelations around Mr. Rosenstein in much the same way: telling anyone who believes the president is unfit for office to find a new job. Ingraham - who'd earlier declared on Twitter "He needs to go". "And I hope that everyone in every agency: DOJ, FBI, State Department is on that mission".

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