Multiple news sources reported Monday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was on his way out at the Department of Justice, following a New York Times report Friday that he talked about secretly recording President Trump.
The New York Times reported Rosenstein discussed clandestinely recording Trump in order to invoke the 25th Amendment, which allows the vice president to serve in the president’s place if the president is found to be unfit to carry out his constitutional duties. Rosenstein said he was joking, but is reportedly leaving his post as deputy attorney general.
By Monday afternoon, Rosenstein had returned from a meeting at the White House to his office at the DOJ where he still serves as the Deputy Attorney General. Rosenstein oversees the Bob Mueller Russia investigation.