UPDATE: A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to reporters claims President Trump has spoken with Rosenstein and will meet with him on Thursday after he returns from the United Nations General Assembly.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the second highest level US law enforcement official, is heading to the White House to resign or be fired, according to reports.
The AP reported Monday Rosenstein’s “expecting to be fired Monday at the White House, after critical comments about President Donald Trump.”
An earlier report from Axios suggested Rosenstein had submitted his resignation to Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge. Per a second source with direct knowledge: “He’s expecting to be fired,” so he plans to step down.
Background: Rosenstein talked last year invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during Trump meetings, the N.Y. Times’ Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt reported last week. He denied both allegations.
The White House reportedly accepted the resignation Monday, Bloomberg News reports, adding Rosenstein “isn’t expected to be in job after Monday.”
More on this as it develops…
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