File this under, “What took so long?”
Rod Rosenstein has tendered his resignation.
According to Axios:
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.
Background: Rosenstein talked last year invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during Trump meetings, the N.Y. Times’ Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt reported last week. He denied both allegations.
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One had to know Rosenstein lied, when he denied the allegations. That’s just DC swamp rat politics.
The president became aware of Rosenstein’s comments last week, and he would have every right to fire the man.
As USA Today reported only a day ago,
President Donald Trump says he has not decided whether or not to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying he wants to see the “facts” behind claims that Rosenstein talked about wiretapping the president and possibly seeking to remove him from office.
“I haven’t gotten all the facts, but certainly it’s being looked at in terms of what took place – If anything took place,” Trump told radio talk show host Geraldo Rivera. “And I’ll make a determination sometime later, but I don’t have the facts.”
Apparently Rosenstein wanted to get ahead of the game, and say he broke up with President Trump.
Or he could be pulling a “McCabe” and trying to preserve his pension.
Regardless, American politics has crunched another DC cockroach if indeed Rosenstein resigns. But the question begs, “What next?”.
What will Sessions do, now that the Chief Interference Officer for the Trump administration can no longer provide cover for Democrats?
Will Sessions appoint a Trumpster? Or will he pull some bonehead move, and allow another swamp rat to fill the void?
If he does the former, perhaps we can get a true American in the position, and he or she will appoint a special counsel to investigate the current special counsel! Even if that doesn’t happen, perhaps we can just get to the bottom of the Democrats’ attempt to thwart our last presidential election, and the attempted coup that followed?
That’s certainly not too much to ask.