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    Report: Rod Rosenstein Offers Resignation to John Kelly

    Report: Rod Rosenstein Offers Resignation to John Kelly





    September 24, 2018

    Joshua Caplan

    Rosenstein offered his resignation following reports claiming the Justice Department’s second highest-ranked official considered secretly recording President Donald Trump and lobbying cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment in a bid to remove him, Axios wrote Monday.

    On Friday, The New York Timespublished a bombshell report alleging Rosenstein raised the prospect during a meeting with multiple FBI officials of taping President Trump without his knowledge “to expose the chaos consuming the administration.” Further, the Deputy Attorney General considered using said recordings to lobby Chief of Staff John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to invoke the 25th Amendment.

    According to the report, Rosenstein became fixated with the idea of having the president removed after becoming frustrated with the White House’s handling of FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Rosenstein reportedly told close associates that he would one day be “vindicated” for being ordered to draft the memo justifying Comey’s ouster.


    The Times says Rosenstein’s remarks were detailed in a series of memos compiled by multiple FBI officials, including former FBI Dupoty Director Andrew McCabe, a claim an attorney for the fired official denies. Michael R. Bromwich, a member of McCabe’s legal team, told the paper that his client “has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos.”

    “A set of those memos remained at the F.B.I. at the time of his departure in late January 2018,” Bromwich added.

    The Justice Department denied the report, issuing the following statement from Rosenstein to the Times: “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

    A Justice Department spokesperson conceded that Rosenstein did discuss secretly taping the president but presented an anonymous source who told the Times that he did so in a sarcastic manner.

    Allies of the president, including Fox News host Sean Hannity, warnedagainst firing Rosenstein — a move they say could have a negative impact on the fast-approaching midterm elections.

    Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa said over the weekend that the president would not fire Rosenstein over the report. “POTUS has told several people on Fri. and Sat. that he’s not going to fire the deputy AG and is suspicious of anything that even tangentially involves McCabe, according to three advisers familiar with the ongoing discussions,” he tweeted.



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    Breaking: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is Reportedly Resigning After Report of Spying on President Trump




    September 24, 2018

    Jim Hoft


    BREAKING: Scandal-plagued Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning


    Rosenstein is the active Attorney General and presides over the criminal Mueller investigation of President Trump.

    Mueller signed a dishonest FISA warrant to spy on Trump in 2017.

    Last week The New York Times reported that Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire in a plot to remove the sitting US president.

    Rosenstein's First Days at DOJ:


    —2017—
    •4/25: Confirmed 94-6
    •5/9: Wrote memo outlining concerns w/ Comey’s conduct
    •5/9: Trump fired Comey citing Rosenstein memo
    •5/16: Reportedly raised idea of recording Trump, invoking 25th amend. to remove Trump
    •5/17: Appointed Mueller
    pic.twitter.com/ASRRF8Hj7z

    — Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) September 24, 2018


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    reported:

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

    “He’s expecting to be fired,” a source close to Rosenstein told Axios, the website reported Monday. He plans to step down, Axios reported.

    Rosenstein’s expected resignation will immediately raise questions about the fate of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

    The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Axios’ report.

    BREAKING: AP Source: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein is expecting to be fired, heading to White House Monday morning.
    — The Associated Press (@AP) September 24, 2018



    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...esident-trump/


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    I sure hope so.
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    Rosenstein, Expecting To Be Fired, Heads To White House For Meeting On Tense Morning

    September 24, 2018

    Carrie Johnson and Philip Ewing


    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate at the Justice Department appeared uncertain on Monday.



    Updated at 11:47 a.m. ET

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired following the reports about his early tenure within the Justice Department but had not actually stepped down as he traveled to the White House on Monday morning for a meeting.


    A source close to Rosenstein said he believes he will lose his job following the New York Times report on Fridaythat described him discussing secretly recording President Trump and enlisting other Cabinet officers to remove Trump from power under the 25th Amendment.


    Rosenstein twice denied the report.


    Some news organizations reported that Rosenstein had submitted a verbal resignation to White House officials. The situation was confused and unclear.
    Trump was not at the White House; he traveled to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.


    The implications


    The nature of any departure by Rosenstein is important; if he resigns, federal law countenances Trump replacing him on an interim basis with another Senate-confirmed leader.


    If Rosenstein were to make clear to Trump that he will not step down and that Trump must exert himself in order to terminate him, that makes it more complicated to install another deputy attorney general quickly.


    One big immediate question that would be raised no matter how Rosenstein left the Justice Department is who would take charge of the special counsel investigation, or whether Trump might try separately to end or constrain it.


    The wire


    Months of political sandblasting came to a sudden flashpoint on Friday in the Times story, which described the atmosphere of chaos inside the government after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey in the spring of 2017.

    As the leaders of the Justice Department scrambled to respond, Rosenstein reportedly suggested that FBI leaders interviewing to replace Comey should wear a recording device and secretly capture their conversations with the president, according to The Times.


    Subsequent reports have suggested that Rosenstein was being facetious. His statement didn't deny that he'd had the discussions, only that he never acted on whatever he'd talked about
    "I never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false," Rostenstein said.


    Trump appears to have taken the stories seriously; he said at a political rally that there remained a "stench" to be removed from the Justice Department even after all the earlier removals there.


    Face of the Russia investigation


    It was Rosenstein, to Trump's frustration, who appointed Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in the spring of 2017.


    And it has been Rosenstein, in place of a reticent, camera-averse Mueller, who has conducted the major press briefings and made the visits to Capitol Hill since then.


    Rosenstein also drew the ire of Trump and his allies when it emerged that he had signed the final application for surveillance on Trump's onetime junior campaign aide, Carter Page.


    Rosenstein was one of two Justice Department officials who continued to request that surveillance even after Trump's inauguration, which suggested that it was yielding valid foreign intelligence.


    For the president and his supporters, especially House Republicans on the Judiciary and intelligence committees, that meant putting a bull's eye on Rosenstein. Trump and his supporters argue the Justice Department has run amok with "bias" and abuse of power, which they say includes inappropriate snooping on Trump's campaign in 2016.


    Rosenstein has defended himself and the work of federal law enforcement, but he has been fighting a months-long rearguard action against criticism by the president and House Republicans.


    Intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Judiciary Committee members including Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, accuse Rosenstein of stonewalling and foot-dragging congressional requests for information about the Russia investigation.


    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 FBI sought to investigate the "active measures" that Russia had directed against the United States.


    Through it all, however, Mueller's office and the Justice Department have steadily added to the tally of criminal charges involving Russian operatives or onetime close associates of Trump.


    Trump's former longtime fixer and attorney, his onetime campaign chairman, vice chairman, national security adviser and others have pleaded guilty or been convicted, although so far no one has been charged with conspiring directly with the Russian attack on the 2016 election.


    https://www.npr.org/2018/09/24/65109...on-tense-morni
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    The latest on Fox is that this is a fake news story and Rosenstein is simply attending a principals meeting at noon in place of Sessions who is still en route back to DC from Alabama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    The latest on Fox is that this is a fake news story and Rosenstein is simply attending a principals meeting at noon in place of Sessions who is still en route back to DC from Alabama.
    We will know soon, Judy. No one seems clear.
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    Yeah, it's very strange such a big story would be as wrong as it now appears to be. Wonder who leaked or planted it? They say it came from Rosenstein on his way out the door to the White House, not from the White House. Why would he lie about such a thing? Can't trust that man at all. He needs to go. Get him out of there as soon as possible. Why would you keep someone like Rosenstein who signed that stinking FISA warrant against Carter Page? His job is to ensure the protection of the civil rights of Americans, not sign documents that authorize government spying on them in violation of the law. And he's done so much more crap, the Uranium One stupidity, he was involved in that. He's the one who conspired with Comey and McCabe for this ridiculous Russia Hoax investigation. He's disgusting, get him out of there.
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    MSM just reported that the world ended a half hour ago.... film at 11


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    White House just said that Rob Rosenstein is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday. Trump's not even in DC, he's in New York at the UN meeting until Wednesday. I guess whatever is to be done, he wants to do it or not do it, himself. Good!
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