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Firing Rod Rosenstein would be bad policy and bad politics — and, more inexcusable in the Trump administration, bad reality TV

Firing Rod Rosenstein would be bad policy and bad politics — and, more inexcusable in the Trump administration, bad reality TV

For Marylanders, watching Rod Rosenstein make the long march (well, car ride anyway) to the White House on Thursday for a much-publicized tête-à-tête with the boss will likely seem an oddity on par with an episode of “The Apprentice” with its staged dramatic firings. The notion that Maryland’s former U.S. attorney is some kind of deep-state apparatchik, a Resist Donald Trumper and especially a covert operative hot on wearing a wire is in sharp contrast to the by-the-book guy who spent a dozen years as this state’s longest serving top federal prosecutor.

Here’s what Mr. Rosenstein is — a career prosecutor with a distaste for government corruption, a Republican...

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