Numerous media outlets reported in a frenzy on Monday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had resigned or that he was being fired because he was heading to the White House, but none of those reports turned out to be true.
The White House announced earlier Monday that Trump will meet with Rosenstein Thursday amid breathless and sometimes conflicting reports anticipating his imminent departure. Over at Axios, meanwhile, Jonathan Swan reported that Rosenstein "verbally resigned".
Friday's explosive New York Times exclusive also saw Deputy AG Rosenstein accused of discussing the 25th Amendment as a possible way of ousting Trump from the White House.
Rosenstein reportedly stayed at the White House for routine meetings.
Speculation surrounding Rosenstein's fate followed a New York Times report which claimed that he had suggested recording Trump in the White House, in order to bolster any case for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office for being unfit for the job. It was unclear if he explicitly offered to resign.
Cummings has complained previously that Republicans controlling the oversight committee are not aggressively fulfilling their duty to investigate the Trump administration when warranted.
"I urge you to resist saying the Rosenstein story is a distraction for the Kavanaugh story".
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She claims Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face at the party, causing her to inadvertently touch it as she pushed him away. Judiciary spokesman Taylor Foy complained that Democrats "actively withheld information " from the Republicans.
The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. Lawmaker Paul Gosar at one point described the deputy attorney general and former Justice Department officials as "traitors to our nation".
The New York Times report said Rosenstein had discussed wearing a "wire" to tape Trump and pursuing his removal from office in meetings and conversations with Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials. Unlike Trump, who frequently bashes Mueller's investigation, Rosenstein fully supported Mueller's ongoing probe.
Rosenstein has done his fair share to annoy Republicans, too.
Those developments came one week after Rosenstein laid the groundwork for the firing of Comey by writing a memo that criticized Comey's handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.
Either way, Rosenstein is out of a job, which could jeopardise the Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
His time under Bush, Obama and then Trump made him the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the nation's history when he was confirmed to his current role under Sessions.
Some of Trump's biggest defenders in Congress have tried to impeach Rosenstein in recent weeks, though the effort has not made much progress. It also probes financial crimes on the part of Trump's associates as well as worldwide corruption involving Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc.