Fox’s Lisa Kennedy Suspects Rosenstein Chaos Orchestrated to Distract From Kavanaugh Allegations


The chaos surrounding reports of Rod Rosenstein‘s ouster (which now appear to have been premature) led Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy to propose a theory: they were drummed up to push Brett Kavanaugh out of the news cycle.

Axios’s Jonathan Swan first reported on Monday morning that Rosenstein had offered to “verbally resign” as deputy attorney general. Some outlets, including CNN, confirmed his report. Then, however, other news outlets reported that Rosenstein had not resigned, and was instead expecting to be fired. The circus was brought to an end by a White House statement declaring President Donald Trump would meet with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday.

The story effectively overshadowed the new allegations against Trump’s SCOTUS nom Kavanaugh, revealed Sunday night.

After reading the White House statement on Rosenstein on Fox News’s Outnumbered Monday, Kennedy responded:

“That sort of plays into my theory that this is all to get Kavanaugh off of the front page and off of everyone’s mind,” she said. “Thursday is the dual testimony between Dr. Christine Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

“Where they’re both going to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she’ll go first and he’ll go second,” Kennedy continued. “She will publicly make those accusations under oath and he will answer to them. This is a very dramatic day, this is incredibly pivotal not only to the Supreme Court but to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s future career as a jurist. And if this is happening, if Rod Rosenstein might resign, might get fired on Thursday, it just takes some of the attention away from that.”

Vanity Fair‘s Gabe Sherman agrees with Kennedy. His latest story:

Watch above, via Fox News.

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