WATCH LIVE: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Makes Surprise ‘Law Enforcement Announcement’
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein informed the media this morning that he he will hold a surprise press conference today to deliver a “law enforcement announcement.” The event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. ET.
Rod Rosenstein is holding a previously unannounced press conference at 11:45 AM ET today. No topic listed. pic.twitter.com/4gT4Uygr2I
— Matt Ford (@fordm) July 13, 2018
The subject of the announcement is vague, to say the least. But reporters have noted that the last time Rosenstein held such an ambiguous conference, that turned out to be the day Robert Mueller brought indictments against multiple Russians for their involvement in the effort to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The only other time DOJ tweeted a Rosenstein announcement w/o topic was the day he announced Mueller’s Russian indictments. pic.twitter.com/jegEAEzQ6b
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) July 13, 2018
Obviously, there’s no telling whether this announcement will be just as politically monumental, but still…Friday surprise, anyone?
UPDATE: Multiple reporters have confirmed that the announcement will pertain to the special counsel.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s pending press conference is special counsel-related, according to a Justice Department official.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 13, 2018
DOJ cam just picked someone up saying, about the Rosenstein presser, "All we know is that it's Mueller-related."
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 13, 2018
Can confirm Rosenstein presser starting shortly is special counsel related
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) July 13, 2018
Watch above, via the Washington Post.
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