This Week: Rosenstein Manages To Hang On To His Job—For Now
In a week of incredibly high-stakes drama on Capitol Hill, it’s easy to forget that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein almost lost his job on Monday. Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and will decide if his final reports are released to the public, was the subject of a torrent of rumors about his job prospects as the week began: He had already resigned, he was planning to resign, and then, by later morning, he had marched over to the White House, where he expected to be fired. None of the predictions came to pass. At issue were reports that Rosenstein last year discussed secretly recording Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to try to get him ousted from office. Trump had called the reports “very sad” and said he was looking into the matter. But Monday came and went with no decision on Rosenstein’s job, as Trump was in New York at the United Nations. They scheduled…
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