Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned

DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

Top Republicans on Sunday called for the appointment of a new special counsel to examine the apparent deep-seated, anti-Trump animus inside the Justice Department, citing revelations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president.

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

Rosenstein previous year talked with other officials about invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during meetings with Trump. He denied both allegations.

In a radio interview aired on Monday, Mr Trump said he had not decided whether to fire Mr Rosenstein. But multiple other sources said that Rosenstein had been summoned to the White House, where he was expected to be dismissed. He also reportedly raised the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment, which would remove the president from office on the grounds of mental incapacity. Under the Department of Justice succession statute, solicitor general Noel Francisco would be left in charge of supervising the Mueller investigation, University of Texas law school professor Steve Vladeck has written.

A second source told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that Rosenstein is "expecting to be fired" and plans to step down from his position.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Hurricane Florence were the top names in news headlines this past week. Rosenstein overseas Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Rosenstein served in the Justice Department for almost three decades.

"We're in a danger zone here because we still see the extension of the mob family mentality, that the consigliere is supposed to be loyal to the capo", Figliuzzi said.

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