Sessions Reportedly Said He Might Quit If Rosenstein Were Fired

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10:55US Attorney General Sessions Reportedly Ready to Resign If His Deputy Gets Fired

Rosenstein, a Bush-appointed attorney general of the state of Maryland, is in Trump's crosshairs because, due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal, he is running the investigation into the role Russian Federation played in the Trump campaign.

Further angering the President is that the raid was triggered in part by a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.

However, "another person familiar with the exchange said Sessions did not intend to threaten the White House but rather wanted to convey the untenable position that Rosenstein's firing would put him in", the Post reported. Mr. Trump also denied that he calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions "Mr. Magoo", another old television character.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined The Post's request for a comment.

According to media reports, Trump discussed the possibility of firing Rosenstein with senior administration officials because Rosenstein approved the April 9 raids.

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Trump had told senior officials last week that he was considering firing Rosenstein, who was confirmed by the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support a year ago. At the time, Sessions was concerned Trump was close to dismissing Rosenstein because the president was furious about the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. He has regularly sought guidance from the White House about Rosenstein's standing with the president and asked about his interactions with Trump, this official said.

That wasn't Mr. Trump's first attack on the press on Saturday.

That apparently took the pressure off, one week after Rosenstein made it known he was at "peace" with being fired, should Trump decide.

"I do think a case is being built against him [Rosenstein]". Giuliani told CNN his focus will be on interfacing with special counsel Robert Mueller in his Russian Federation probe and to help bring everything to a conclusion.

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