Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Prepared to Be Fired: Source - NBC Bay Area
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

The latest news on President Donald Trump's presidency

Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Prepared to Be Fired: Source

The deputy attorney general has said history will prove him right in the firing of FBI Director James Comey

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Trump Calls Cohen Raid 'Disgraceful'

    President Donald Trump said the federal raid on the office of his attorney, Michael Cohen, was "disgraceful" and part of a "witch hunt." He also mulls whether he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller and brings up Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

    (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has recently struck a stoic and righteous tone when talking about the future of his job amid President Donald Trump's public criticism, three sources who have spoken to Rosenstein told NBC News.

    One source said he seemed fully aware he may lose his job soon and was at peace with that possibility.

    Rosenstein has repeatedly borrowed Martin Luther's phrase, "Here I stand," in his recent conversations and has said history will prove him right in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

    The sources spoke to him throughout his tenure as the deputy attorney general and said he seems less anxious now than after previous times Trump criticized him.

    Explosive New Details Outlined in Comey's Tell-All Book

    [NATL] Explosive New Details Outlined in Comey's Tell-All Book

    A new book by former FBI Director James Comey details several controversial moments of Donald Trump's fledgling presidency from Comey's perspective, including the Steele dossier, his opinions on Trump's character and the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

     

    (Published Sunday, April 15, 2018)

    Rosenstein and the Justice Department declined to comment on the content of the conversations.