There has been a lot of speculation about the origins of the Rod Rosenstein story, but this is the first to implicate former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his team. It is reported that White House staff are becoming convinced that this is the case. As for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he is having no part of it and rejects it in no uncertain terms. Read on.
As Written and Reported By Chris White for the Daily Caller:
McCabe’s colleagues allegedly concocted the ruse to bait President Donald Trump into firing Rosenstein ahead of November’s midterm elections, the report noted. Individuals within the West Wing believe the former FBI director’s team pushed the story to create political consequences for Trump, according to Politico.
McCabe’s spokesman pushed back on any such assertions, Politico reported. The report refers to a Sept. 21 New York Times article suggesting Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire to record Trump and volunteered to recruit cabinet officials to potentially remove the Republican from office.
Rosenstein allegedly made the remarks in meetings with Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials shortly after the May 9, 2017, firing of James Comey as FBI director. The deputy AG took part in Comey’s ouster, writing a letter recommending that he be fired because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, also reportedly told McCabe he could potentially persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from……
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