UPDATE #2: Rosenstein will meet with President Trump on Thursday to probably get fired.
UPDATE: From the Washington Post:
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has told White House officials he is willing to resign in the wake of revelations he once suggested secretly recording the president, but it’s unclear if the resignation has been accepted, according to people familiar with the matter.
One Justice Department official said Rosenstein was on his way to the White House Monday and is preparing to be fired.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have resigned, or has already resigned, or is about to be fired by President Trump.
Obviously we’ll update more as this story unfolds today.
Be prepared, folks.
Sounds like it is going to be a very good day for Republicans today.
Sarcasm or no?
Don't know GG very well?
Sometimes it's difficult to detect snark (or lack thereof) from a comment on a blog.
You are right. I meant no disrespect.
The problem is that the verbal cues we use to denote sarcasm in vocal comments are lost in print. I often struggle with whether blog posts are sarcastic or straight forward.
Rest assured, however, that Trump really, truly, does stink!
Great god almighty,
At this point, we all need gas masks and hazmat suits.
Hence my question. The verbal cues needed can be obviated by a pattern of responses. I have never known GG to have the slightest sympathy for bad people. So I am guessing…snark.
To the point of the article…this thing is boiling over. T***p can't contain it. If Kavanaugh goes down, the pressure on the GOP goes up. They will desert their captain. The valves are leaking and are about to blow…the garbage scow is going down.
Watch the rats…they should start scurrying down the mooring lines any time now.
Sorry about that Duke. I meant it in a depressing way that Republicans will get their way even if it is an abortion of justice. Looks like this is a setup to distract from the Ford testimony. Trump is such a chickenshit that he never meets with the people he fires. Stay tuned.
I wonder if Rosenstein's willingness to resign is conditional on some guarantee of autonomy for Mueller. If he is fired, the Vacancy Act won't allow a temporary replacement.
If fired, the recusal from Sessions would still be in place, so the "next" person in line would be Noel Francisco, Solicitor General of the United States. He's a right wing hack … but may be sympathetic to Rosenstein's position on Mueller, especially if there is a clear endpoint in sight.
But the firm for which Francisco previously worked represents the Trump campaign in the
hoax witch huntinvestigation.
DRAIN THE SWAMP!
you are either several days early for AG Rosenstein (or LOTS of days early),
you are going away from us. If it is the latter, you'll be missed — don't know who else would amuse us in quite the same way.
We will still have Powerful Pear to give us a chuckle.
But who will shill for the Taller Coffman?
Bye Moddy!!! You realized that you're just making an ass of yourself and you're leaving here? Too bad. I'll miss your remarks that show just how awful your party is.