BREAKING: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Resign Effective May 11
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Monday in a letter to President Trump that he will be resigning from his position May 11th.
Rosenstein is out in two weeks after he destroyed many people’s lives by authorizing Mueller to rove around unchecked as special counsel to investigate Trump and his associates.
Rosenstein’s departure has been expected since January but Attorney General Bill Barr asked him to stay on a little bit longer to help finalize Mueller’s report.
“As I submit my resignation effective on May 11, I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity, because ‘a nation exists to serve its citizens’,” Rosenstein wrote.
Screenshot of Rosenstein’s letter to Trump
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in 2017 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.
DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trump’s removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Times reported in September citing memos penned by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Rosenstein also sought to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office, according to the New York Times.
Rosenstein denied he ever plotted to wear a wire and oust Trump from office, but ex-FBI lawyer James Baker also confirmed to Congress in a hearing that Rosenstein was plotting a coup.
DAG Rosenstein also signed the June 2017 FISA renewal application to spy on Carter Page (20 pages are still redacted) after he appointed Mueller as special counsel to investigate ‘Trump-Russia collusion.’
President Trump just confirmed to Fox News host Sean Hannity that he will be declassifying the 20 redacted pages of the Carter Page FISA docs which will reportedly reveal there was exculpatory evidence ignored by the FBI and DOJ.
Rosenstein may be leaving his post as Deputy Attorney General, but his troubles are far from over.