IN a desperate attempt to hold himself above the law, President Donald Trump summoned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the White House.
Speculation had been he is hoping to appoint another office to supervise the Justice Department probe into allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election, possibly with the help of figures inside the Republicans campaign, as well as subsequent actions that may constitute obstruction of justice.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders put out a statement saying Trump and Rosenstein will meet Thursday.
Rosenstein is a Republican who was appointed to his post by Trump after serving in the Justice Department 27 years, under presidents of both parties.
Rosenstein’s dismissal could throw the future of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into question, possibly in ways that may threaten the integrity and security of the nation’s democratic process.
Rosenstein reportedly proposed secretly recording conversations with Trump after the President fired Comey in the spring of 2017, according to the New York Times. Rosenstein has denied the report.
Rosenstein appointed Mueller after Comey was fired and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation, due to meetings he had with Russians related to his role in the Trump campaign.
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