According to multiple reports, DAG Rosenstein has given a verbal resignation to Chief of Staff John Kelly following an explosive NYT report he wanted to wear a wire and oust Trump from office.
Rosenstein is reportedly meeting with President Trump on Thursday to discuss his future at the Justice Department.
On Tuesday, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), who previously filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, called for the Deputy Attorney General to appear before Congress under oath this week.
MEADOWS: You can’t have the number two official at the Department of Justice making comments about wiring the President and not address it. Rod Rosenstein must come before Congress this week, under oath, and tell the truth about his alleged statements.
You can't have the number two official at the Department of Justice making comments about wiring the President and not address it.
Rod Rosenstein must come before Congress this week, under oath, and tell the truth about his alleged statements.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) September 25, 2018
Last Friday, The New York Times reported Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year spoke with DOJ and FBI officials about wearing a wire and secretly recording President Trump to be able to build a case that Trump is unfit to hold office.
The New York Times report on Rosenstein’s plot to oust Trump from office cited then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s memos as a source.
Shortly after the New York Times released its report, Andrew McCabe made a statement through his lawyer Michael Bromwich–he did not deny The NY Times report.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also signed the June 2017 FISA renewal app–one month after he appointed Robert Mueller to special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia collusion.
The President issued a declassification order on the June 2017 Carter Page FISA docs, however he wavered after push back from the DOJ and foreign allies.
Sean Hannity and other prominent conservative voices warned President Trump against firing Rosenstein after the New York Times rolled out their report on his secret plans to wear a wire and oust Trump from office.
‘It’s a set up,’ said Hannity. The Deep State is trying to bait President Trump into firing DAG Rosenstein to create a Nixon-like ‘Saturday night massacre’ where the DAG, AG and special prosecutor Archibald Cox were fired during the Watergate investigation.