From the left: Rod Rosen­stein Is in the Cross Hairs

New York Post - - POST OPINION -

Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein is in a tough spot, ar­gues Alice Oll­stein in Talk­ing Points Memo, be­cause some ac­cuse him of be­ing too close to the Rus­sia in­quiry for which he’s now re­spon­si­ble. Prob­lem is, he has been “en­meshed in sev­eral in­ci­dents now un­der the in­ves­ti­ga­tion — from pri­vate con­ver­sa­tions with FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey about Trump’s in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­ior to writ­ing the memo Trump used to jus­tify fir­ing Comey.” As­so­ciate At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rachel Brand would take over if Rosen­stein re­cuses him­self. But af­ter Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein said she wor­ried Trump would fire him, “vet­eran law­mak­ers . . . fear Rosen­stein could lose his job en­tirely be­fore he makes a de­ci­sion on re­cusal.”

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