Rod Rosenstein Has Either Quit or Is About to Be Fired

Pauline Gross
September 24, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning, according to Axios, which cited a source familiar with the matter.

"The New York Times's story is inaccurate and factually incorrect", Rosenstein said in an earlier statement.

Mr Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation, denied making the comments which were leaked from memos written by Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director.

Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly accepted Rosenstein's resignation. If Rosenstein is fired it limits Trump's options. Some urged him to fire Rosenstein.

The Associated Press also reported that Rosenstein was expected to be fired on Monday. He angrily asked confidants, both inside and outside the White House, how to respond.

Rosenstein past year talked with other officials about invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during meetings with Trump.

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"I haven't gotten all the facts, but certainly it's being looked at in terms of what took place", Trump said.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the highest-ranking Senate confirmed official below Rosenstein in the Justice Department, would take control of the Mueller investigation.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during the Bureau of Justice Assistance's rollout for the "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" training video in Washington, U.S., August 30, 2018.

The amendment deals with presidential succession and disability and outlines how the Cabinet can decide whether a president can no longer do his job.

They've complained about the FBI's surveillance of Page and its use of a confidential human source in 2016, who met and talked with a few Trump campaign workers as the Federal Bureau of Investigation sought to investigate the "active measures" that Russian Federation had directed against the United States.

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