In breaking news Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “verbally resigned” from the Department of Justice. That resignation has also been reportedly accepted by Chief of Staff John Kelly. The Daily Wire says that its sources claim Rosenstein was “expecting to be fired” after the New York Times released a bombshell report that he had suggested recording conversations with President Donald Trump as well as “recruiting Cabinet members” to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president. Rosenstein disputed the account, arguing that it was “a joke.” Of course, we’ve never heard that excuse from any four-year-old before.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “verbally resigned” his position in the Department of Justice, effective Monday, according to reports from Axios and others.
Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly accepted Rosenstein’s resignation.
Sources close to Rosenstein told the national security publication that Rosenstein was “expecting to be fired” following a New York Times report from last week detailing conversations Rosenstein allegedly had with other administration officials in which he suggested recording conversations with President Donald Trump and proposed “recruiting Cabinet members” to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
Rosenstein disputed The New York Times’s story, blaming anonymous sources looking to assail his character for the “inaccurate and factually incorrect” allegations.