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Overseer of 'Russian Probe' Rod Rosenstein prepares to be fired by Trump Overseer of 'Russian Probe' Rod Rosenstein prepares to be fired by Trump
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The U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tells colleagues he is ready to be fired, according to reports The U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tells colleagues he is ready to be fired, according to reports
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<strong>Special Counsel Robert Muller investigates possible ties between the Donald J. Trump campaign and the Russian government. A different team from the Department of Justice raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Now, the DOJ's number two is preparing to be fired. </strong> <strong>Special Counsel Robert Muller investigates possible ties between the Donald J. Trump campaign and the Russian government. A different team from the Department of Justice raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Now, the DOJ's number two is preparing to be fired. </strong>
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/04/12/media/interview-don-graham-defends-zuckerberg-rejects-regulating-facebook/63143/">expressed acceptance over the possibility</a> of being fired, according to NBC News. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the "Russian probe," Rosenstein oversees the special counsel investigation, led by Robert Mueller. This has caused critics of the president to fear that his departure could result in Trump ending the investigation.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/deputy-ag-rod-rosenstein-tells-confidantes-he-prepared-be-fired-n865596">expressed acceptance over the possibility</a> of being fired, according to NBC News. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the "Russian probe," Rosenstein oversees the special counsel investigation, led by Robert Mueller. This has caused critics of the president to fear that his departure could result in Trump ending the investigation.
https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/984881769949356037 https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/984881769949356037
The <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/us/politics/trump-sought-to-fire-mueller-in-december.html"><em>New York Times</em> reported</a> that Trump wanted to fire Mueller in December, citing unnamed sources. Trump has denied these reports, <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984371491277099010">tweeting that he "would have fired him"</a> already if they were true. The <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/us/politics/trump-sought-to-fire-mueller-in-december.html"><em>New York Times</em> reported</a> that Trump wanted to fire Mueller in December, citing unnamed sources. Trump has denied these reports, <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984371491277099010">tweeting that he "would have fired him"</a> already if they were true.
Though Trump has indicated on April 11 that he sees Rosenstein as unfit to oversee the Russian probe because of a conflict of interest. He<a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984371491277099010"> tweeted</a> that Rosenstein is the "most conflicted of all" because he had a role in firing FBI Director James Comey and the surveillance order of Trump campaign official Carter Page – both of which are true. Rosenstein recommended that Comey be terminated due to his <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39866767">handling of the investigation</a> over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Trump cited the "Comey letter" as <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/fbi-director-james-b-comeys-termination-letters-from-the-white-house-attorney-general/2430/">the reason for his firing </a><em>(Washington Post). </em> Though Trump has indicated on April 11 that he sees Rosenstein as unfit to oversee the Russian probe because of a conflict of interest. He<a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984371491277099010"> tweeted</a> that Rosenstein is the "most conflicted of all" because he had a role in firing FBI Director James Comey and the surveillance order of Trump campaign official Carter Page – both of which are true. Rosenstein recommended that Comey be terminated due to his <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39866767">handling of the investigation</a> over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Trump cited the "Comey letter" as <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/fbi-director-james-b-comeys-termination-letters-from-the-white-house-attorney-general/2430/">the reason for his firing </a><em>(Washington Post). </em>
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984053549742067712 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984053549742067712
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