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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Rosenstein has been involved with an undemocratic Dems/US intelligence community plot to impeach and oust Trump from office for the wrong reasons – ignoring the right ones.

He’s been targeted by coup d’etat plotting throughout his tenure. Following a NYT report, claiming Rosenstein wanted to secretly wiretap Trump for information to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office for being unfit, his sacking appears likely.

He and Trump officials spoke at the White House on Monday. According to DLT’s press secretary Sarah Sanders, they had “an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” referring to the NYT’s report. 

Ahead of their Monday meeting, media reports were mixed – ranging from Rosenstein resigning on Monday, refusing to resign, or expecting to be sacked.

He remains deputy AG so far. He and Trump will meet on Thursday after DJT’s return from the UN General Assembly session.

Rosenstein denied what the Times reported. Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe reportedly confirmed the Times’ report.

Last Friday, Trump vowed to eliminate “a lingering stench,” cleaning out “really bad (Justice Department) people,” without naming names.

The deputy AG is a sworn DLT enemy, a fifth column threat to an elected president, overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s diabolical Russiagate witch-hunt to delegitimize Trump for the wrong reasons, along with continuing unjustifiable Russia bashing.

DLT has ample just cause to sack  Rosenstein for insubordination or conspiracy against a sitting president, a decision he hasn’t taken so far. 

He could replace him with an ally, someone to succeed Jeff Sessions as AG, a figure he was once close to and now strongly criticizes – likely intending his removal after the November midterm elections.

A DLT loyalist replacing Rosenstein (overseeing Mueller) would succeed Sessions at Justice if Trump sacks him, likely before yearend.

Both AG and deputy AG positions require Senate confirmation, not likely an issue as long as Republicans remain control of the upper house.

Another option is appointing an acting AG while the Senate is in recess. Trump is free to replace any members of his administration. 

Confirmation of the AG, deputy AG, and other key administration positions is a Senate prerogative.

A DLT loyalist AG or acting one could set a timeline for ending Mueller’s witch-hunt probe. 

Otherwise it could continue throughout Trump’s tenure, part of the plot to remove him from office – even though Mueller found no evidence of improper or illegal Trump team collusion with Russia, or Kremlin US election interference, despite a near-year-and-a half of trying.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.