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Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:23 AM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly out It's still unclear whether he has resigned

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Source: Vox

Rosenstein reportedly resigned on Monday three days after the New York Times reported the deputy attorney general said he wanted to record conversations with President Donald Trump last year, and also discussed using the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. Rosenstein denied the report, and one source told the Times that the deputy attorney general had merely been joking.

But it looks like Rosenstein decided to leave his post anyway, and the White House accepted his resignation — although some report he was fired.

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On one hand, he was committed to protecting the investigation from conservatives inside and outside Congress who believed it was biased against the president and had urged Trump to fire the special counsel. But Rosenstein couldn’t champion the investigation too much, or he’d draw Trump’s ire.
Rosenstein’s departure strikes at the heart of the Trump-Russia investigation because Mueller had to run major investigative decisions past the deputy attorney general. Rosenstein’s temporary replacement, Solicitor General Noel Francisco, could simply refuse to approve Mueller’s requests, effectively slowing the whole investigation to a crawl — or even fire Mueller outright if he felt there was a reason to do so.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/24/17157194/rosenstein-trump-mueller-fired-doj-fbi



https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/24/17157194/rosenstein-trump-mueller-fired-doj-fbi

Solicitor General Noel Francisco will temporarily replace. He could slow the investigation or even derail.

I am ANGRY!!!

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Reply Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly out It's still unclear whether he has resigned (Original post)
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2018 OP
CanonRay Sep 2018 #1
Auggie Sep 2018 #2
getagrip_already Sep 2018 #14
Auggie Sep 2018 #19
Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #5
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #9
Raven123 Sep 2018 #3
SunSeeker Sep 2018 #4
PubliusEnigma Sep 2018 #7
SunSeeker Sep 2018 #16
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #10
Taraman Sep 2018 #11
Watchfoxheadexplodes Sep 2018 #6
BumRushDaShow Sep 2018 #8
lagomorph777 Sep 2018 #12
trof Sep 2018 #18
PatSeg Sep 2018 #13
getagrip_already Sep 2018 #15
PatSeg Sep 2018 #17
DonViejo Sep 2018 #20

Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:25 AM

1. Trump had to get Kavanaugh/sexual assault off the front page.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. Trump was handed a gift from the N.Y. Times and he pounced on it.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:42 AM

14. he set up the article with the times... or the wh did... it wasn't an independent article

The times was a lazy schill. That's about all.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:52 AM

19. However it happened, The Times published it. Laziness? Ineptitude? Mistake? Oversight?

Very disappointing.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:30 AM

5. Vox article only links to two paragraph Axios article that started all this speculation.

Waiting for good source...firing, resignation or a WH trial balloon distraction and lie? Unclear.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:38 AM

9. Per Pete Williams, Rosensteing refuses to resign.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. iF Trump fires Rosenstein based on the NYT report, he validates the reporting of the "Fake News"

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:30 AM

4. NYT allowed themselves to be played by the Trump administration, to the country's detriment.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:34 AM

7. Yellow Cake all over again.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:45 AM

16. Yup. NYT cares more about maintaining its WH access than the truth.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:39 AM

10. Yes exactly. Rosenstein refuses to resign.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:40 AM

11. Yes, NYT was played. They should be ashamed.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:34 AM

6. Fox news reported Kelly is firing him

At request of chump.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:37 AM

8. Kelly can't fire him.

That's not how the federal government works. Rosenstein works for the DOJ.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:40 AM

12. The "You're Fired" guy is too weak and snivelling to fire somebody?

What a shock.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:51 AM

18. Always.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:41 AM

13. According to NBC's Pete Williams

Rosenstein was en route to the White House, won't resign and will force them to fire him.


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Response to PatSeg (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:44 AM

15. vacancies kicks in if he is fired for cause......

he resigns or he dies. 2 of the 3 are still possible. The day is young.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:46 AM

17. And the week has just begun

I'm exhausted already.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 10:58 AM

20. Locking...

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