Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, Axios reports.
Per a second source with direct knowledge: “He’s expecting to be fired,” so he plans to step down.
Washington Post: “One Trump adviser said the president has not been pressuring Rosenstein to leave the job, but his resignation had been a topic of private discussions all weekend. The person said Rosenstein had expressed to others that he should resign because he ‘felt very compromised’ and was now a potential witness in the Russia probe rather than a supervisor.”
New York Times: “It was also unclear whether Mr. Trump would accept a resignation that would likely thrust the administration into further turmoil just weeks before November’s midterm elections.”Save to Favorites