Following the sudden departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has confirmed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is no longer overseeing the Russian investigation.
It appears that task has now been taken over by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that Matthew Whitaker, who served as Sessions’ chief of staff, will now oversee the Russia probe instead of Rosenstein, who has fiercely protected the federal investigation examining Russian interference.“The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement to The Hill.
BREAKING NEWS: Sources tell @OANN Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will be offering his resignation within the next 48 hours.
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) November 7, 2018
Democrats have already vowed to investigate President Trump’s (totally legal) firing of Jeff Sessions. Rod Rosenstein resigning or being fired would no doubt send them into further fits of apoplectic rage.
This tweet is perhaps the best summary of the day after the midterms I’ve ever seen:
And just like that the Democrats realized holding the House wasn’t as important as they thought
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) November 7, 2018