Did you enjoy the roller coaster ride this morning?
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump will meet with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Thursday to discuss reports that Mr. Rosenstein talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office, Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, said on Monday.
The announcement came just hours after the revelation that Mr. Rosenstein was considering resigning, which set off a flurry of speculation about who would replace him at the Justice Department, where Mr. Rosenstein oversees the Russia investigation.
Ms. Sanders, in a statement, said that Mr. Rosenstein and Mr. Trump had “an extended conversation” about the reports — including the fact that Mr. Rosenstein had discussed secretly taping the president. She said the two men will meet on Thursday when the president returns to Washington from New York, where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly.
Over the weekend, Mr. Rosenstein called a White House official and said he was considering quitting, and a person close to the White House said he was resigning. On Monday morning, after again calling John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to discuss the prospect of his resignation, Mr. Rosenstein headed to the White House to meet with Mr. Kelly.
But Mr. Rosenstein later departed the White House, escorted by Mr. Kelly, with his fate at the Justice Department still unclear.
There were a lot of conflicting reports coming out earlier this morning, but most of the news outlets seemed pretty convinced that Rosenstein was going to be out of a job today.
In fact, there was so much attention directed at that certainty that it almost buried the report about the second Kavanaugh accuser.
That. of course, turned out not to be true, and now we are being told that we should all get similarly worked up on Thursday.
You know the same Thursday when Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are supposed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Anybody else noticing a pattern?
Hey look I really do think that Rosenstein’s job might be in jeopardy, and I would not be at all surprised if he was given the heave-ho on Thursday.
I just want to point out that Trump is used to using distraction to his advantage so it behooves us to make sure that we can pay attention to more than one breaking story at a time.