Rod Rosenstein and Donald Trump are scheduled to fly to Florida together today. Uh oh.

By |2018-10-08T07:44:48-08:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

This evokes images of mob bosses taking subordinates for a one-way car ride. 

Courtesy of NYT:

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, and President Trump planned to travel to Florida together on Air Force One Monday morning, a week and a half after the two were scheduled to discuss remarks Mr. Rosenstein had made about the president’s fitness for office and an offer to secretly tape conversations with him.

The two men were scheduled to leave for Orlando, where Mr. Trump is to deliver a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in the early afternoon.

A Justice Department official confirmed that Mr. Rosenstein planned to travel on Air Force One to accompany the president for his speech, but did not share an agenda for any meeting.

Presumably, Mr. Rosenstein and Mr. Trump will use their time on board to discuss the fact that the deputy attorney general had offered to secretly tape his conversations with Mr. Trump in the chaotic days after the president fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, in the spring of 2017. At that time, Mr. Rosenstein also brought up the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to remove Mr. Trump from the White House.

I would actually be surprised if Trump fired Rosenstein today. 

First Trump is a coward who does not like to do these things face to face, and second, with the Kavanaugh confirmation debacle behind him, there is really nothing significant from which he needs to distract attention. 

Besides, he also said he has no plans to fire Rosenstein in an interview today.

Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he has no plans to fire deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who will accompany the president on his day trip to Orlando aboard Air Force One.

“I look forward to being with him. That’ll be very nice,” Trump said of Rosenstein. “We’re going to be talking. We’ll be talking on the plane. I actually have a good relationship, other than there’s been no collusion, folks, no collusion. But I have a very good relationship.”

Asked directly if he has plans to fire Rosenstein, Trump said: “no, I don’t.” He added later that he “didn’t know Rod before, but I’ve gotten to know him and I get along very well with him.

Now before you do that whole dusting off your hands’ motion and say “Well that’s that.” keep in mind that Trump also said he was not planning to fire Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, or Preet Bharara, and we all know how that worked out.

Still, I don’t think Trump will do it today. 

Will he do it someday, oh hell yeah. Just not today. 

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  1. angela October 8, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Rod better book him a hotel room because Trump will wait until the last plane has
    left Orlando—then get someone else to fire him and strand him in the city. I’d get
    reservations at a nice hotel and have champagne waiting . . . . . .

    • Gryphen October 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

      That’s a good point.

      He could “Comey” him.

  2. Anon October 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    You do get the feeling potus could be fattening him up before the kill.
    What a marvelous time to fly with Drumpf.
    “Trump Called The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Kavanaugh A “Hoax” — Without Offering Any Proof
    Less than two weeks ago, Trump called Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “credible.”

    Kavanaugh is a victim, the Democrats are criminals perpetrating the hoax. Perhaps Rod will charge them with the crime?
    Columbus, also, too, had a good day with US potus. Celebrating Columbus and Kavanaugh with the GOP.

  3. anonymous October 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Trump Says He Has No Plans to Fire Rod Rosenstein.
    He can do it on a whim, who needs plans? The two Republicans are enjoying bonding over the new SCOTUS.

    Kavanaugh is a victim and Dr. Ford’s story was a hoax!!!! What would we do if our President didn’t spend so much time explaining these things to us? Vote November 6

    Meghan McCain Makes Emotional Return to ‘The View’

    Loved my trip down memory lane

    • Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Palin is a lunatic but Nicole Wallace is appreciated for her integrity, honesty and wonderfulness.

      Those fools need to tell Wallace to come clean with the whole story and the truth.

      • Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        She never will. She was complicit in it.

  4. Anon October 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm
  5. Paul K October 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    OT?B “The answer, I submit, is that the G.O.P. is an authoritarian regime in waiting,”
    Republicans embraced crazy conspiracy theories about the opposition to Kavanaugh is a deeply scary warning about what might happen to America, not in the long run, but just a few weeks from now.”

    “Kavanaugh’s testimony, when he attributed his problems to “a calculated and orchestrated political hit” motivated by people seeking “revenge on behalf of the Clintons.” This was a completely false, hysterical accusation, and making it should in itself have disqualified Kavanaugh for the court,”

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