Update 3: The White House has finally weighed in on the Rosenstein “is he in or out” controversy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said that Rosenstein will meet with Trump on Thursday.
Update 2: Rosenstein reportedly traveled to the White House on Monday for an NSC meeting…the plot thickens…
Update: WSJ is now reporting that Rosenstein hasn’t tendered his resignation – at least not yet. “The situation is still fluid,” the paper said.
After Friday night’s blockbuster NYT report in which, according to Andrew McCabe’s personal files, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to record President Trump (whether in jest or not) and proposed invoking Article 25, speculation has intensified that President Trump may fire Rosenstein imminently. And while many of Trump’s allies have urged caution, fearing a trap, moments ago Axios reported that Rosenstein has decided to preempt that step by verbally resigning to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge.