NBC News reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is prepared to be terminated from the Justice Department.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 13, 2018
In those conversations, he has repeated the phrase, “Here I stand,” a reference to Martin Luther’s famous quote, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Coincidentally, former FBI Director James Comey, whom Rosenstein fired, repeated the same phrase to President George W. Bush in a conversation that has been widely reported and that Comey describes in his forthcoming book.
One source who spoke to Rosenstein said he seemed fully aware he may soon lose his job and was at peace with the possibility, confident he had done his job with integrity.
Rosenstein has said in recent private conversations that history will prove he did the right thing by firing Comey in May 2017, claiming that the American people do not have all the facts about what led to his decision to write the memo that led to Comey’s dismissal, the sources said.
One source told The Wall Street Journal that Rosenstein’s firing is “a matter of when, not if.”
The report comes after Trump and Rosenstein met for what the White House described as ‘routine Department business.’
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein seen on video leaving the White House this afternoon. He met with Pres. Trump "regarding routine Department business," White House says. https://t.co/Rzwk31wZbV pic.twitter.com/eWtfNhUNkN
— ABC News (@ABC) April 12, 2018
This week, Trump hammered Rosenstein for extending the FISA warrant on Carter Page.
“Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!” Trump tweeted.
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018