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What Rosenstein’s Exit Would Mean for Mueller’s Russia Investigation

His departure could have consequences for the special counsel’s probe.
Source: Leah Millis / Reuters / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

Updated on September 24 at 2:37 p.m. ET

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s status within the Justice Department is unclear following an explosive report in The New York Times last week that claimed he’d once suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump and discussed invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. He is scheduled to meet with Trump later this week, according to the White House, and reportedly discussed resigning over the weekend with Chief of Staff John Kelly.

“At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” White

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