Breaking: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is Reportedly Resigning After Report of Spying on President Trump
BREAKING: Scandal-plagued Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning
Rosenstein is the active Attorney General and presides over the criminal Mueller investigation of President Trump.
DAG Rosenstein signed a dishonest FISA warrant to spy on Trump in 2017.
Last week The New York Times reported that Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire in a plot to remove the sitting US president.
Rosenstein's First Days at DOJ:
•4/25: Confirmed 94-6
•5/9: Wrote memo outlining concerns w/ Comey’s conduct
•5/9: Trump fired Comey citing Rosenstein memo
•5/16: Reportedly raised idea of recording Trump, invoking 25th amend. to remove Trump
•5/17: Appointed Mueller pic.twitter.com/ASRRF8Hj7z
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) September 24, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning, according to Axios, which cited a source familiar with the matter.
“He’s expecting to be fired,” a source close to Rosenstein told Axios, the website reported Monday. He plans to step down, Axios reported.
Rosenstein’s expected resignation will immediately raise questions about the fate of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.
The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Axios’ report.
BREAKING: AP Source: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein is expecting to be fired, heading to White House Monday morning.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 24, 2018