As we reported, Dept Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “verbally resigned” from the DOJ, which formally ends his oversight of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. According to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, Rod “Wear of Wire” Rosenstein isn’t out of Washington yet and appears to be wrapping up loose ends at least through Thursday when he and the President are scheduled to meet. “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” Sanders explained. This also means a major shake-up for Mueller, making the collusion case even more tenuous.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s tenure at the Justice Department (DOJ) may be coming to a close and with it his oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after a series of reports Monday.
News of Rosenstein’s potentially imminent departure broke in an Axios report Monday morning that he had “verbally resigned” in a conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. This conversation took place days after a report emerged Friday alleging that Rosenstein had discussed taping his or others conversations with President Donald Trump last spring, shortly after Rosenstein took office, with an eye to helping remove the president. Rosenstein has steadfastly denied that report in public, with other sources at the Justice Department claiming the comment was really made, but was a joke or sarcastic.
SCOOP: Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to John Kelly. https://t.co/EoJRxueXvI
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) September 24, 2018