Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein knew James B. Comey would be fired as director of the FBI before he wrote a scathing memo laying out the case for the move, several senators who attended a closed-door briefing with the former U.S. Attorney from Maryland said Thursday.
Under intense pressure to bring independence to the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed a special counsel Wednesday to oversee the federal probe — a move with sweeping implications for Donald Trump's presidency.
The Washington establishment rejoiced last week over what seemed to be a windfall "gotcha" moment, as President Donald Trump said he had fired FBI Director James Comey over "this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia." The President labeled it a "made-up story" and, by all appearances, he is mostly correct.
President Trump's threat to cancel the White House press briefings imperils not only the task of the attending reporters, but also the vested interest of the public as well. The ability of the press to probe answers in a free-flowing exchange is a powerful means to hold Mr. Trump and his administration to account for their words and deeds.
Vladimir Marinich – who retired in 2012 as a Howard Community College history professor after 43 years – has devoted more than 10 years to translating the detailed memoirs of his grandparents, Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva.
Weeks after hailing him as an "independent" prosecutor who would "stand up for the law," Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had deep reservations about Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's impartiality and said they no longer trusted him to oversee the probe into Russia.
When the time came for the Trump administration to explain why it had fired the embattled director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the job fell not to the president or to the Attorney General but to the former U.S. Attorney from Maryland with a reputation for putting the law above politics.
As President Trump continues to reach out to the world's despots — praising the "fantastic job" done by Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; saying he would be "honored" to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un; inviting death squad promoter and Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House; congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on maintaining rule; and nurturing a bromance with Russia's Vladimir Putin — he would do well to keep in mind their perennial
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's nomination to serve as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, offering him a wide, bipartisan margin.