White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders just released a statement regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
“At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories. They will meet again on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.”
Statement on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: pic.twitter.com/yBgAydv9oR
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 24, 2018
News broke earlier today that Rosenstein had offered to resign his position at the Department of Justice. Shortly thereafter, Rosenstein was seen leaving for a meeting with John Kelly.
Rosenstein has been in the hot seat because of a report that he suggested wiring and spying on the president. It was also reported that Rosenstein wanted to invoke the 25th amendment.
Reports of information coming out via declassified memos also presents a problem for Rosenstein.
Andrew McCabe reportedly expressed his deep concern that the Mueller investigation could be derailed if Rosenstein is fired…We can only hope that would happen!
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” about reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was stepping down, saying his departure would put at risk the federal probe into Russian election activities.
This could all be an effort by McCabe to fearmonger ahead of whatever happens to Rosenstein.
It’s already being reported that a transition would happen if Rosenstein is fired or resigns:
Noel Fransciso is on deck to replace Rosenstein if he is fired or resigsn.