When Jeff Sessions was Attorney General, he abruptly recused himself from anything dealing with Russia, including the push to create a special counsel to investigate the alleged Russian election interference and any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to serve as the Special Counsel.
Mueller original task was to just investigate the election inference and collusion allegations, but Rosenstein allowed Mueller to drastically expand his investigation far beyond the original intent.
Many criticized Rosenstein for allowing Mueller to follow many rabbit trails and at one point many thought that President Trump was going to fire him or ask for his resignation.
When Rosenstein announced his resignation, I couldn’t help but believe that the timing was no coincidence since the Mueller investigation was finalized just a few weeks ago.
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Fox News – Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein submits resignation – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who frequently found himself in the political crosshairs due to his role in the special counsel’s Russia probe and whose departure has long been expected, submitted his resignation on Monday to President Trump, effective May 11.
Attorney General William Barr in a statement said Rosenstein served the Justice Department “with dedication and distinction.”
“His devotion to the Department and its professionals is unparalleled,” the statement read. “Over the course of his distinguished government career, he has navigated many challenging situations with strength, grace, and good humor.”
In his resignation letter, Rosenstein thanked Trump “for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity, because ‘a nation exists to serve its citizens.'” …
What many people may not realize is that part of the reason Rosenstein chose Mueller to serve as Special Counsel is because it was Mueller who gave Rosenstein his start in the Justice Department years earlier.
All I can say is that I’m glad Rosenstein is leaving.
Who would I like to see Trump chose to replace him?
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, who was a bulldog of a prosecutor before he was elected to the House.
In fact, I would love to see Gowdy as Attorney General.
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