Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump, was received Monday at the White House as US media reported he was about to resign or be fired. The departure of Rosenstein — possibly giving Trump an opportunity to get more of a loyalist as a replacement — would dramatically rock the probe into whether Russia conspired with Trump’s campaign to aid his 2016 shock presidential election victory. Several media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post reported that Rosenstein was preparing to be dismissed, following the publication of reports that he had discussed ways to remove Trump over incompetence. Trump was away in New York at the UN annual assembly and Rosenstein was due to be received by the chief of staff John Kelly. But it was not immediately clear whether he would be sacked or resign, or even whether the presidency would accept a resignation, the reports said. – Trump vs Justice Department – Rosenstein plays a key role in overseeing the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which Trump calls a politically motivated “witch hunt.” In a highly unusual policy for a US president, Trump… Read full this story
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