Axios reported the rather shocking news this morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “verbally resigned” to John Kelly, following last week’s New York Times bombshell. Other reports are saying Rosenstein is currently headed to the White House and expecting to be fired.
Either way this news is stunning pretty much everyone, sending an already chaotic Monday into overdrive:
The Mueller probe must be allowed to continue without interference or interruption. https://t.co/Hc80MuUocr
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) September 24, 2018
what a week this morning has been https://t.co/dNHh2lUIPT
— Gene Park (@GenePark) September 24, 2018
Well, at least it’s Friday.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 24, 2018
Are we sure he wasn’t being sarcastic? https://t.co/WNbsL9rwXg
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 24, 2018
well, Rod, I ***expected*** to get to the office and at least have time to drink my coffee before everything went insane
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) September 24, 2018
Trump firing Rosenstein is wrong. It is Trump believing he’s above the law. It is Trump trying to stop a legitimate investigation.
It should be widely condemned by Republicans. But it won’t be. Because Republicans have put defending Trump above defending the Constitution.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 24, 2018
If Rosenstein is fired, Noel Francisco may be next to oversee Mueller: A clerk for Scalia, he worked for Bush during the Florida recount and has been skeptical of special counsel probes in the past https://t.co/hF9okDuwIy
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) September 24, 2018
So you could say Trump…
…didn’t spare the Rod?
— Peter Suderman (@petersuderman) September 24, 2018
TFW your Kavanaugh story meeting gets interrupted by a Rosenstein-verbally-resigning bulletin… #Monday
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) September 24, 2018
Rosenstein is out.
This is going to get loud, fast.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 24, 2018
Even inside the DOJ:
A career DOJ insider had this simple response: “?!?!?!”
— Mike Levine (@MLevineReports) September 24, 2018
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