Rosenstein calls the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting ‘a stark reminder’ that ‘all Americans’ need to be protected from hate crimes

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made his first public remarks about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Monday, saying that law enforcement must make sure that all Americans are protected from hate crimes. A man killed 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday and injured several others. Rosenstein […]

Here’s who could replace Rod Rosenstein if he’s fired

Cliff Owen/AP If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department’s rules of succession dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco would assume the post. Francisco’s track record as a lawyer mirrors Trump’s rhetoric against intelligence authorities, with cases that include rebukes of the FBI and a defense of executive authority. Speculation […]

Hours after bombshell Rod Rosenstein report, Trump vows to eliminate what he calls ‘lingering stench’ at Justice Department

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump told his supporters at a rally in Missouri that there was a “lingering stench” about what was being exposed at the Justice Department. Trump assured supporters that he would cut Justice Department employees who he believed were working against his presidency. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told a […]

Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the […]

Top Republicans demand Rosenstein turn over copies of James Comey’s memos about Trump

REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan Top Republican leaders demanded the Justice Department “immediately” release memos that former FBI director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump. Those memos are now a part of the obstruction of justice case special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly building around Trump. The Republican lawmakers said there was “no […]

Devin Nunes suggests he has a plan to go after Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray

Fox News House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes of California suggested he has a plan to target deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and FBI director Christopher Wray. Nunes said he has a “plan to hold in contempt and to impeach” the men. His comments one day after federal agents raided the home and office […]

Trump may now be considering firing Rod Rosenstein

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling over firing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Rosenstein personally signed off on a search warrant targeting Trump’s longtime longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. FBI agents raided Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room early Monday morning and seized records, electronic devices, and […]

Jeff Sessions praised Rod Rosenstein before the Devin Nunes memo was released

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had glowing words for his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, hours before the Devin Nunes memo was released on Friday. At a Justice Department event, Sessions said Rosenstein and Rosenstein’s deputy, Rachel Brand, represent “the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the department.” Sessions’ praise for Rosenstein and Brand […]

This week in the Trump-Russia investigation — Republicans sour on Mueller, Rosenstein testifies, and the White House chimes in on anti-Trump texts

Andrew Harnik/AP A chorus of Republicans continued to question the the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe this week amid reports that two former investigators sent text messages critical of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. In August, Mueller ousted Peter Strzok —a veteran counterintelligence agent who was among those overseeing the […]