Yep, it’s a big day today.
Courtesy of USA Today:
President Donald Trump’s big meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is Thursday, but it may not be the kind of showdown some people expect.
Trump has not made up his mind whether he will fire Rosenstein over reports he once talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to seek the president’s removal, administration officials said, and he is getting plenty of advice in both directions.
It is very possible the deputy attorney general will stay on for the foreseeable future, said the officials speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an internal matter.
“Nothing’s a done deal,” one official said.
Heading into the Rosenstein meeting, officials said Trump has been focused on this week’s meetings at the United Nations and the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, is scheduled to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. – the same day Trump will be meeting with Rosenstein at the White House.
My take on this whole Rod Rosenstein thing is that if things start to go south for Kavanugh that Trump might well fire his Deputy Attorney General to change the narrative and distract the media.
However I have every confidence that then news outlets can cover both stories adequately.