Alan Dershowitz: Rod Rosenstein is Done


As rumors continue to swirl about the job status of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Alan Dershowitz is convinced his ouster is just a matter of time.

Appearing on Fox & Friends Tuesday, the Harvard Law professor emeritus isn’t certain that Thursday’s meeting between Rosenstein and President Donald Trump will be the end. But if it’s not, Dershowitz believes the end will come shortly thereafter.

“He is not going to be the deputy attorney general after the election,” Dershowitz said. “The question is only now timing. Whether or not the president wants to fire him, whether he would prefer to have him resign, whether he wants him to become an election issue, what happens in terms of succession, who replaces him, what impact it has on [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller. But if you ask me who is the deputy attorney general of the United States starting in January of next year, it will not be Rod Rosenstein.”

Dershowitz went on to blast Rosenstein for — as reported by The New York Times — the consideration he gave to invoking the 25th Amendment.

“The 25th Amendment was intended for president who was shot, a president who had a stroke, a president who is incapacitated,” Dershowitz said. “Not a president you disagree with, or you think is creating havoc in the White House. That, you have an election for.

“But you don’t use the 25th Amendment promiscuously. And even mentioning the 25th Amendment — The New York Times stand by its story that it was not a joke. It was a serious discussion. That is disqualifying.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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