Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just laid down the gauntlet in a story reported by the Washington Post late Friday evening.
For over a year, the Trump supporters have been asking that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be fired from his position due to incompetence. Rosenstein has been the man behind the plan of the hiring of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the person looking into the alleged Russian investigation inclusion with the Trump campaign team.
Rosenstein has been making moves that are suspect and have been questioned by many on the outside looking in. There are those within the MAGA movement calling for the removal of Sessions also.
According to the Washington Post, Rosenstein’s meeting with the Pres. Trump last week prompted Sessions to voice a decision that will peak a lot of interest from the 24-hour news cycle.
Source: Washington Post
Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trump’s fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBI’s raid April 9 on the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Sessions’s message to the White House, which has not previously been reported, underscores the political firestorm that Trump would invite should he attempt to remove the deputy attorney general. While Trump also has railed against Sessions at times, the protest resignation of an attorney general — which would be likely to incite other departures within the administration — would create a moment of profound crisis for the White House.
In the phone call with McGahn, Sessions wanted details of a meeting Trump and Rosenstein held at the White House on April 12, according to a person with knowledge of the call. Sessions expressed relief to learn that their meeting was largely cordial. Sessions said he would have had to consider leaving as the attorney general had Trump ousted Rosenstein, this person said.
Another person familiar with the exchange said Sessions did not intend to threaten the White House but rather wanted to convey the untenable position that Rosenstein’s firing would put him in.
A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.
Even if Sessions did not intend to threaten the White House, he could’ve probably just sealed his fate. Pres. Trump doesn’t like anyone threatening him or telling him what he can and can’t do. If this story is factual, Sessions has probably already had a meeting with Pres. Trump to straighten out whatever inconsistencies that could lead to a few days of tense exchanges.
The media will latch onto this story, and it will ride it out for about a week, trying to cause separation between the Attorney General and the President of United States.
If the story has legs, how do you feel about Sessions leaving with Rosenstein? Do you think this is a godsend? SOUND OFF in the comments section below and share this on your social media timeline.
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