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Trump: No Plans to Fire Rosenstein

Trump: No Plans to Fire Rosenstein

“I’ve gotten to know him, and I get along very well with him.”

Just before President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One, he told the press he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein is traveling with Trump to Orlando, FL. Speculation has grown around a possible firing of Rosenstein after The New York Times reported last month that he offered to tape Trump and discuss invoking the 25th amendment with Cabinet Members.

From Politico:

“I look forward to being with him. That’ll be very nice,” Trump said of Rosenstein. “We’re going to be talking. We’ll be talking on the plane. I actually have a good relationship, other than there’s been no collusion, folks, no collusion. But I have a very good relationship.”

Asked directly if he has plans to fire Rosenstein, Trump said “no, I don’t.” He added later that he “didn’t know Rod before, but I’ve gotten to know him and I get along very well with him.”

Trump said that he never met Rosenstein before the start of the probe into possible Russian collusion, but that “I’ve gotten to know him, and I get along very well with him.”

Here is a readout of their talk aboard the plane:

Rosenstein blasted the report, but it’s more of non-denial denial:

“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he said in a statement. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”


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Close The Fed | October 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Close The Fed. | October 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    and troll the media

      There’s got to be a better word than ‘troll’ for what Trump does to the media. I mean they’re doing a Snoopy dance for joy over impeaching him when he fires an employee they have been hyping for over a year, hanging on the edge of their seats with indignant rage in pre-written stories ready to run the millisecond Rosenstein gets his pink slip. And…

      “Hey, we’re best buds. Wouldn’t have anybody else running the investigation. Seems perfectly honest.”

      Then the media goes sobbing off to their rooms and pray to St. Hillary that she will return and bring the glory of socialized medicine, punitive taxation, and crippling regulation for the devil fossil fuels.

I assume after November 6th, it’s going to be like the end of The Godfather. All of these guys are going down.

Rosey is Trumps new butt buddy…

I know I have no faith in Rosenstein, his hands have been all over the Special Counsel, and too many other things involving Hillary’s email, weiner’s laptop and so on.

Rosenstein has been slow walking everything Congress demanded of him, and he played far too cute in that hearing for my liking. He seemed like a weasel with his smirks and answers.

I don’t trust him, nor do I trust his supposed boss.

Sessionszzz’ replacement will do the job after November.

The Packetman | October 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

I had privately predicted that Trump would publicly be Rosenstein’s best buddy, with no plans to fire him in order to put some of the media-induced panic.

When the unredacted FISA documents are finally released, we’ll find out if Rosenstein is a white hat, or a black hat, and his fate will be of his own making.

    gonzotx in reply to The Packetman. | October 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    He’s a Black hat clearly. Conservativetreehouse has been wrong on him and Sessons from the get go. One might even think they might be playing for the other team!

    If you want another excellent blog to read than LI, none other is as politically astute as, once a hillary site but now a premier pro Trump site. The Admin there is superb, but alas unknown.

Trump can keep a better eye on Rosenstein by keeping him in his position, than if he fired him. Sort of like a teacher sending the disruptive student to the corner up in front of the classroom if his peers, rather than sending him to the principals office. It’s as if Trump is a big thumb on top of Rosenstein‘s head.

Hannity promoting big things tomorrow.

Rosenstein is in the hot seat, and President Trump is going to use that to maximum advantage. As Election Day draws closer things will start popping like popcorn.

I read this as Trump has enough on Rosenstein to bring him to heel.

I have no idea what’s going on here, but we know Trump is not stupid.