Upheaval in The Department of Justice
The New York Times reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taped the president and sought to recruit Cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment.
Rosenstein has denied the allegations, calling them “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
He currently oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The president said Friday that there was a “lingering stench” in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and that more firings are soon to come.
Even Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revealed his apprehension at how the revelations may affect his position within the White House.
“Thank you so much. That is a warm welcome and I appreciate it. It will make my day and who knows, I may need this today. Going back to Washington, you never know what’s going to happen next in the capital city, that’s for sure.” — Sessions
Rosenstein and the president are scheduled to talk upon the president’s return from a United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.
The deputy attorney general has said that his comments about wearing a wire to document the ensuing chaos following Jim Comey’s firing were sarcastic.
While many conservative hard-liners pushed for Rosenstein’s immediate dismissal from the DOJ, those with slightly more caution urged the president to hold off until Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court.
California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff has encouraged Rosenstein to force the president into firing him rather than resign, citing concerns over the viability of Mueller’s investigation should Rosenstein leave.
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