Rosenstein’s Congressional Interview Delayed, Possibly Until After Midterms

BETHESDA, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves his home on September 25, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Presuming his time at the Justice Department was in jeopardy, Rosenstein me... BETHESDA, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves his home on September 25, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Presuming his time at the Justice Department was in jeopardy, Rosenstein met Monday with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly but was told to stay on the job at least until Thursday when they will meet with President Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 10, 2018 12:26 pm
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s interview before a joint panel led by congressional Republicans, initially scheduled for Thursday, was indefinitely postponed when the two sides failed to agree on logistics, according to a Wednesday Washington Post report.

It may be delayed until after the midterms.

The House Judiciary and Oversight committees called for Rosenstein to come back to Congress after the New York Times report surfaced detailing Rosenstein’s comment about wearing a wire to catch the President saying things that would be grounds for impeachment.

Rosenstein has dismissed the report as false, yet reportedly offered his resignation in its wake. DOJ officials and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani have said that Rosenstein was joking about the plot. Then FBI-director Andrew McCabe was concerned enough about the comment that he reported it to a bureau lawyer, according to a separate Post report.

Per the Washington Post, Rosenstein may now be at risk of a subpoena to get him to testify and turn over any pertinent documents.

President Donald Trump said last weekend that he has “no plans” to fire Rosenstein, a move he would probably save until after the midterms if it is his ultimate intention.

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