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Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms

On Monday it seemed like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was on his way out. And he may very well still be, but perhaps not immediately.

The Washington Post reports tonight that there is a serious possibility Rosenstein remains on until after the midterm elections:

While it remained possible that Rosenstein could still resign or be fired imminently, people inside and outside the department said it seemed increasingly more likely that Rosenstein would stay in the job until after November’s election and then depart, probably with the attorney general. Two White House officials said Wednesday that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein until after the election.

The Post confirmed earlier reporting that the DOJ had a statement ready announcing Rosenstein’s departure, and apparently the Deputy AG was so concerned about President Donald Trump that at one point he “told the White House he was willing to quit if President Trump wouldn’t disparage him.”

Rosenstein, of course, has come under scrutiny after the New York Times report last week saying that he talked about secretly recording Trump and getting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment.

Rosenstein will be meeting with President Trump directly on Thursday, after which, well, anything can happen.

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