— Liz McKernan (@LizMcKernan) May 11, 2017
Rod Rosenstein is not resigning and has never threatened to do so. The final definitive account came from the Deputy Attorney General’s own mouth. Liz McKernan, a Senior Online News Producer at Sinclair Broadcast Group, managed corner Rosenstein in Washington and managed to pry the answers out of him as he walked down a hallway.
“No I’m not quitting,” said Rosenstein.
When pressed about whether he threatened to quit, Rosenstein responded “no.”
Over the last 48 hours, Rosenstein has become the definition of a political football. In the hours after the firing of James Comey, the Trump administration originally said that Rosenstein had been the one to instigate the dismissal. Reports then emerged that Rosenstein threatened to resign over how he was being portrayed by Trump and the media. The White House then pushed back on those claims saying everything was just fine with Rosenstein.
Rosenstein’s brief remarks while scurrying down a hallway finally seem to put the matter to bed.
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