Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired

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According to Trump administration officials that spoke to the New York Times, the deputy attorney general became "convinced" that he should resign after that newspaper reporter that he floated wearing a wire with the president and invoking the 25th Amendment.

Democratic lawmakers on Monday renewed their calls for Republicans in Congress to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference amid heightened uncertainty over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate in the Trump administration.

The New York Times report said Rosenstein had discussed wearing a "wire" to tape Trump and pursuing his removal from office in meetings and conversations with Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

Reports that Rod Rosenstein would step down or be fired as deputy attorney general fueled several hours of intense speculation on cable TV about what his departure could mean for the special counsel investigation under his supervision.

President Donald Trump is declining to say whether he plans to fire his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but says he hopes a Thursday meeting will help him figure out "what's going on".

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Meanwhile, Rosenstein denied the claims, saying that he will not resign and that the White House would have to fire him.

But the latest move comes after a New York Times report of Rosenstein's comments in May 2017.

Rosenstein issued a broad denial of The Times' reporting, calling the story "inaccurate and factually incorrect" and said in a statement to The Times that, based on his "personal dealings" with the president, there's no basis to remove him from office.

The events are reminiscent of the "Saturday Night Massacre" - the evening that Richard Nixon fired his Attorney General, and his deputies, until he found someone willing to fire Archibald Cox, the Special Counsel investigating Watergate.

Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian Federation election meddling and has been the probe's chief public defender.

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Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel and oversees the Mueller probe.

To the suggestion that he was used to accomplish the White House's PR agenda, Swan responded strongly, noting that the Justice Department wasn't "denying he offered his resignation". Like, how long will he survive in his job after the big story on Friday in the New York Times that said he discussed ousting the president via the 25th Amendment.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) are cautioning against firing Rosenstein for now. He reportedly also whispered to Cabinet officials about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. While Laura Ingraham initially urged Trump to fire Rosenstein, Sean Hannity pleaded with the president not to act. Unlike Trump, who frequently bashes Mueller's investigation, Rosenstein fully supported Mueller's ongoing probe.

The Senate previously crafted legislation that would give added protections to Mueller if he were to try and be fired, but it didn't go far enough to protect Rosenstein or put protections in place for Mueller if his replacement meddles in the probe. I don't want to comment on it until I get all the facts. "Don't put this country through a constitutional crisis".

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