Tag Archives: Rod Rosenstein

Trump Taps Jeffrey Rosen To Succeed Rod Rosenstein

CBS News reports: President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey A. Rosen as deputy attorney general, the White House said Tuesday. Rosen, who is currently deputy transportation secretary, will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to leave his post in mid-March. It’s unclear what Rosenstein’s departure means for the special counsel’s investigation. He was tasked with oversight of the probe after …

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein To Resign Next Month

CNBC reports: Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’scampaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday. Rosenstein had been expected to depart shortly after new Attorney General William Barr assumed office. Barr was confirmed for the …

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New Book: Rod Rosenstein Wrote James Comey Firing Memo Against His Will After Trump Ordered Him To

The Guardian reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey’s former deputy. Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him …

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REPORT: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein To Resign Soon

ABC News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, multiple sources familiar with his plans told ABC News. Rosenstein has communicated to President Donald Trump and White House officials his plan to depart the administration around the time William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, would take office following a Senate …

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DOJ Charges Chinese Hackers Of 45 US Tech Firms

CNBC reports: The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against Chinese two nationals accused of conducting a global hacking campaign. The defendants, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, are charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of multiple years long campaigns to steal from numerous foreign governments and dozens of companies. Through a …

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Trump: No Plan To Fire Rod Rosenstein [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he does not plan to fire Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official in charge of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “No I don’t, no,” Trump told reporters when asked if he had plans to fire the No. 2 Justice Department official. Rosenstein was flying with …

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Sanders Dodges On Future Of Mueller Probe [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would not offer any assurances that President Trump will allow the special counsel investigation to continue without delay if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein exits the Justice Department, telling “Good Morning America” Tuesday that she doesn’t want to get ahead of the process. Asked by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos …

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Axios Regrets Wording Of Rod Rosenstein Story

Jonathan Swan writes at Axios: I regret the way I wrote this morning’s version of the story. By saying Rosenstein had “verbally resigned” to Kelly rather than “offered his resignation,” I conveyed a certainty that this fluid situation didn’t deserve. It’s an important nuance, and I regret the wording. In the same post, Swan notes that the DOJ had prepared …

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White House: Rod Rosenstein To Keep Job For Now

The Washington Post reports: Rod Rosenstein will stay in his job for now and will meet with Trump on Thursday, the White House says. Rosenstein’s future was a matter of considerable confusion Monday morning following reports that he had offered to resign. Rosenstein has been overseeing the investigation of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is looking into Russian …

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REPORT: Rod Rosenstein Has “Verbally” Resigned

Axios reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge. Per a second source with direct knowledge: “He’s expecting to be fired,” so he plans to step down. Rosenstein talked last year about invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing …

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New York Times Defends Bombshell Rosenstein Report

The Hill reports: The New York Times on Saturday defended its bombshell report on Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording conversations with President Trump last year and proposed the possibility of administration officials invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office. The Times’s deputy managing editor Matt Purdy wrote in a statement Saturday that …

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Hannity: Rod Rosenstein Is Part Of A “Silent Coup”

“Rod Rosenstein wanted to wear a wire, secretly record a sitting president of the United States, invoke the 25th Amendment, in other words, a silent coup against his boss by him, McCabe, others, all against a duly-elected president. We are experiencing tonight a massive constitutional crisis and, frankly, this is designed to set up the president.” – Sean Hannity, speaking …

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DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

NBC News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures outlined in the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, according to Justice Department officials who requested anonymity to discuss the conversation. In a May, 16, 2017 …

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Laura Ingraham: Rod Rosenstein Must Be Fired Today

File this under totally unsurprising: Fox News host Laura Ingraham is calling on President Trump to immediately fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ingraham, a vocal backer of Trump, issued the call after a report Friday that the No. 2 Justice Department official proposed secretly recording Trump in the Oval Office last year. Ingraham is a vocal backer of Trump …

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Rosenstein Denies NYT’s “25th Amendment” Story

The Associated Press reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration. Rosenstein says the story is “inaccurate and factually incorrect.” The report also says Rosenstein floated the idea of trying to remove …

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REPORT: Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Taping Trump, Discussed Invoking The 25th Amendment

The New York Times reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring …

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Sessions Defends Rosenstein After Impeachment Move

Reuters reports: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday defended his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and took a swipe at fellow Republicans in Congress who moved to impeach Rosenstein, who oversees the federal probe of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. “My deputy, Rod Rosenstein, is highly capable. I have the highest confidence in him,” Sessions said during an appearance …

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House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

The Hill reports: A group of conservative House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The impeachment document makes a series of charges against Rosenstein, the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ’s No. 2 official. …

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Stone Admits Being Unnamed Person In Indictment

Fox News reports: Roger Stone said Friday evening that he is “probably” the unnamed person referenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential race. Stone, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, initially told The Hill on Friday that he didn’t think he was the …

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House Freedom Caucus Preps To Impeach Rosenstein

Today’s indictments are only speeding up the plan: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark …

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