Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein seems secure in his position for the time being. It had appeared that his days and hours were numbered in the Trump administration. The House FISA memo did not paint Mr. Rosenstein in the most favorable light. Asking the FISA Court to extend the Carter Page investigation based on the Steele dossier would do get you many favors from Donald Trump. As it is, President Trump’s staff and GOP Representatives and Senators may have had a hand in cooling the President’s ire down to a sub-boiling level. We will soon see how this works out for the President.
As Written and Reported By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump’s clear frustrations notwithstanding, it does not appear likely he will fire deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Though the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s memo on FISA abuse claims Rosenstein sanctioned surveillance of a former Trump aide based on campaign opposition research, the mood among Republicans in Washington suggests he will not be dismissed.
Rosenstein’s position seemed precarious Friday, when reporters asked the president if he had confidence in the deputy attorney general. “You figure that one out,” Trump replied. A handful of House Republicans also expressed support for sacking Rosenstein in the hours before the memo was released.
Despite the president’s obvious displeasure with the deputy AG, administration officials walked back his statements Friday evening to assuage growing concerns that a dismissal was imminent.
“No changes are going to be made at the DOJ. We fully expect Rosenstein to continue on,” deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN.
Rosenstein supervises special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, given Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from matters relating to the Trump campaign. As such,…….
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