Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned


"Before the election, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials tried to taint the election, tip it to [Hillary] Clinton's favor".

A second source told Axios that Rosenstein is "expecting to be fired" so he plans to step down. "If he is not involved, leave him alone", the South Carolina Republican said.

Mr. Rosenstein in May 2017 reportedly suggested that he wear a wire and secretly record his conversations with the president.

Update: Subsequent reports are widespread and that he's on his way to the White House right now, however, at least one report says he hasn't resigned and that he's going to force Trump to fire him. The president described the search as "an attack on our country".

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According to the Friday New York Times report, Rosenstein was distraught that his memo was used as justification for firing Comey. "I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment".

Other stories this week included news about the booming economy (and whom to thank for it), testing of a new presidential alert system and moves by North Korea to speed up denuclearization.

Rosensteins resignation comes after it was revealed that he sarcastically suggested secretly recording Trump to expose his administration's chaos, could have major implications for the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.