September 28, 2018

Why it matters if Rod Rosenstein resigns or Trump fires him

Multiple news outlets on Monday morning reported that Rod Rosenstein, the second ranking official in the Justice Department, was soon to be on his way out of the Trump administration. Although White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tamped down speculation that Rosenstein’s departure was imminent, she said in a tweet soon after the news broke that the deputy attorney general would meet with President Trump on Thursday in Washington. It was not immediately clear whether Rosenstein’s job was safe, whether he planned to resign or if he would force President Trump to fire him.  

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