According to a Trump spokesman, the president does not have any plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and still holds faith in Rosenstein’s ability to do his job.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah guest starred on CNN and told them that despite the memo release, Trump is not ousting Rosenstein, nor making any major changes within the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“There has been no change in the president’s confidence in the deputy attorney general. We continue to expect him to fulfill his job as attorney general and don’t expect any changes,” Shah continued, “I’m saying it on behalf of the White House, and that’s that no changes are going to be made at the Department of Justice.”
“We fully expect rod Rosenstein to continue on as the deputy attorney general,” he added.
This puts an end to the speculation after President Trump declined to comment on his position with Rosenstein. On Friday, a reporter questioned Trump about his stance after the memo release alleging FBI and DOJ abuse of power. He responded, “You figure that one out.”
The memo released Friday accuses FBI and DOJ officials of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.
According to that memo, Rosenstein signed off on at least one application to renew the surveillance warrant.
Rosenstein, who became the deputy attorney general in April, has been responsible for overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the matter.
After Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, another former FBI director, as special counsel to investigate Russian election meddling and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
This entire investigation has been nothing bu a witch hunt and a way for Democrats to cover up their crimes.
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