The weirdest turn of events yet in 2018 came this week.
A potential resignation shocked everyone in Washington D.C.
And it may end up making Mueller’s worst nightmare become reality, which will ruin his life.
Mueller’s Deep State Protector
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is Mueller’s top ally.
The former Mueller’s special counsel, and works every day to keep it up and running.
That’s why Mueller needs him.
But the news coming out Monday put his future in doubt.
Reports first claiming he resigned shocked Washington, D.C.
But it quickly became clear those reports aren’t what they seem.
As it turns out, his resignation didn’t happen.
But he did speak to White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly.
What he talked about is unknown beyond Rosenstein agreeing to a later meeting with President Trump.
The reason for that meeting is unknown, but there is heavy speculation.
New York Times Claims Rosenstein Called For Trump’s Removal
Earlier this month the New York Times released a shocking report on Rosenstein.
It alleges that he discussed putting on a wire to secretly record the president.
And it also claims he discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
This report caused an uproar of anger among conservatives.
While they are angry, there isn’t much surprise.
Rosenstein has long been a vital player in the deep state.
He is the one who ordered the creation of Robert Mueller’s special counsel.
But while that is bad enough, this is another level.
It truly exposes how deep his involvement in the deep state is.
And it will likely result in his firing.
That is unless he resigns first, which could come at his upcoming meeting with President Trump.
What Happens To Mueller If He Resigns
Rosenstein leaving his position makes Mueller’s life much harder.
It gives President Trump the opportunity to pick a replacement.
Whoever Trump picks is sure to be much harsher than Rosenstein.
And there is one person likely who is Mueller’s worst nightmare.
If Rosenstein resigns, his immediate replacement will be Solicitor General Noel Francisco.
Trump will have the opportunity to appoint somebody new.
Or he can just appoint Francisco, who will need to go through the confirmation process to stay permanently in the position.
Francisco’s conservative beliefs are well known.
Serving as a clerk for the late Antonin Scalia, he has made a name for himself.
That in itself makes it clear he will fit in better with President Trump.
But he also has strong feelings about special counsels.
He has a documented history of disliking them, advocating against their creation in the Bush-era.
Contrary to Democrats under Trump, he also believes that Presidents have the power to shape the bureaucracy around them.
That means he thinks Trump should have more power over the officials within his administration.
Currently, he is held back much further than any past president.
There are forces within his own administration working against him and he faces harsh opposition when attempting to stop them.
So if Francisco was in power that would change.
And in his position he would have a lot of authority of Mueller, making his investigation harder to continue without accountability.
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