The timing of the New York Times hitjob on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floating the idea wearing a wire and invoking the 25th Amendment against Donald Trump reeks of a leak from someone in the Trump administration or possibly from Andrew McCabe’s camp to muddy the waters. This is an attempt to fire Rosenstein.
The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulgedclassified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to pledge loyalty and end an investigation into a senior aide.
Mr. Rosenstein was just two weeks into his job. He had begun overseeing the Russia investigation and played a key role in the president’s dismissal of Mr. Comey by writing a memo critical of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But Mr. Rosenstein was caught off guard when Mr. Trump cited the memo in the firing, and he began telling people that he feared he had been used. Source: NY Times
The thought that Rosenstein would even entertain the thought of wearing a wire or invoking the 25th Amendment against a sitting president is a big deal. It proves that Omarosa Manigault Newman was right when she said there were a lot of people recording conversations in the White House because of the lies.
It’s ironic that this bombshell news story comes 24 hours after news broke that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen met with the Mueller team on multiple occasions for several hours to talk about the Russia investigation. He did so without a cooperation agreement in place. The was also some news about Mueller looking into suspicious money transfers right around the time of the Trump Tower meeting.