• A former federal prosecutor says DOJ officials were 'shell-shocked' and 'wandering the halls wondering what's next' amid rumors that Rosenstein would resign

    22 days ago - By Chron

    The public was confused following conflicting reports about whether deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein would resign, and officials on the inside may have been just as much in the dark.
    "DOJ officials have been shell-shocked by the public back and forth critique of Rosenstein," said a former federal prosecutor who said he's been briefed on the department's internal mood by high-level contacts.
    "Today, they were wandering the halls wondering what's next," he added.
    A current FBI agent said the mood was similar within the bureau.
    "Many were on high-alert this morning," this person said.
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  • If Rod Rosenstein is on his way out, exactly how it goes down could have major consequences for how Trump can proceed

    22 days ago - By Chron

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    Monday featured a number of reports suggesting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could soon resign or be fired.
    If he is to depart, the manner with which he leaves his post could have big implications for how President Donald Trump is able to replace him.
    That's because of wording in the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
    A whirlwind Monday featured multiple reports suggested that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would soon either resign or be fired from his position.
    Although neither of those possibilities came to fruition, the White House announced...
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  • Current FBI agents and former intel officials are breathing a sigh of relief that Rod Rosenstein still has his job after a whirlwind morning in Washington

    22 days ago - By Chron

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    Justice Department veterans and current and former intelligence officials expressed relief that the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, had not resigned or been fired following a wild Monday morning of conflicting news reports.
    If Rosenstein were to step down, said one current FBI agent who requested anonymity to speak about internal matters, the special counsel Robert Mueller would be "finished."
    But another current FBI agent emphasized that Mueller had taken steps to ensure that relevant divisions of the DOJ and the FBI are briefed on investigative matters...
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  • Current FBI agents and former intel officials are breathing a sigh of relief that Rosenstein still has his job after a whirlwind morning in Washington

    Current FBI agents and former intel officials are breathing a sigh of relief that Rosenstein still has his job after a whirlwind morning in Washington

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Justice Department veterans and current and former intelligence officials expressed relief that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had not resigned or been fired following a wild Monday morning of conflicting news reports.
    If Rosenstein steps down, said one current FBI agent who requested anonymity to speak about internal matters, "Mueller's finished."
    But another current FBI agent emphasized that the special counsel Mueller has taken steps to ensure relevant divisions of the DOJ and FBI are briefed on investigative matters that fall under their purview.
    "If the DAG is fired or...
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