Trump Reportedly Venting About Deputy AG Rosenstein, ‘Still Fuming’ About Russia Probe
A new report from last night says that President Trump is not only “still fuming” about the Russia investigation, but part of his ire is being directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The President has been venting about Rosenstein — who oversees Mueller and the special counsel investigation — in recent weeks, according to four sources familiar with the situation. At times, Trump even gripes about wanting Rosenstein removed, two of those sources said. One source said the President makes comments like “let’s fire him, let’s get rid of him” before his advisers convince him it’s an ill-fated idea.
Sources that spoke to CNN said the fuming about Rosenstein is “mostly bluster,” with one saying, “When this comes up — everyone says, ‘That’s the death march. That’s not going to accomplish anything.'”
When Rosenstein testified before Congress last month, he reiterated that he has not seen good cause to fire Robert Mueller. And months prior, the New York Times revealed this week, Trump ordered Mueller fired but backed down when White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign.
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