‘Very Popular’ Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Gets Star Treatment at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump over alleged but as yet unfounded Russian collusion in the 2016 election, attended the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday evening where he was received like a star by the press and guests at pre-dinner parties. Trump is boycotting the press dinner for the second year in a row but unlike last year administration officials are attending.

Several reporters posted to Twitter about the ‘very popular’ reception given Rosenstein.

CNN’s Rebecca Berg: “Unlikely celeb sighting at the White House Correspondents Dinner pre-parties: Rod Rosenstein. He’s very popular!”

Guest attendee Kate Goodall, CEO of Halcyon House: “If I had a $ for everytime I’ve heard “Rod Rosenstein is here!”… #whcd #nerdprom #atlanticparty”

Variety’s Ted Johnson: “Also spotted at CBS News party: Rod Rosenstein, FCC commissioners Brendan Carr and Michael O’Rielly, DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim, Reince Priebus.”


The BBC’s Tara McKelvey (with the art shot photo): “Here at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Rod Rosenstein
tells me he hasn’t had a chance to read James Comey’s book but he says: “I think I get the gist”

Senior Trump administration officials attending the dinner include Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Trump nemesis Michael Avenatti, the attorney for stripper Stormy Daniels, is also attending the dinner and is making the most of his star turn.

Rev. Al Sharpton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are attending.

Current and former Fox News reporters are at the dinner.

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