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The Internet Is Still Recovering After The Rod Rosenstein Resignation News Debacle

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On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly resigned. However, it later appeared that Rosenstein was actually remaining in his position and planned to fight any attempts to get him to resign. So, as time passed, the only thing that was clear was that... nothing was clear.


The story really began last week when Rosenstein met with White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly. Their meeting came after the New York Times reported that Rosenstein secretly suggested recording Trump. Furthermore, they said that Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th amendment by enlisting Cabinet members to take the president down.

Despite Rosenstein calling the allegations "inaccurate and factually incorrect," it was believed that he was worried about Trump's reaction.

According to Axios' Monday report, Rod Rosenstein verbally "offered to resign" when speaking with Kelly.

Contradictorily, Pete Williams reported that Rosenstein was on his way to the White House and was "expected to be fired".

But Williams later said that the White House meeting could simply just be a diffusion of the situation.

Finally, everyone received some clarification when Trump announced he would be meeting with Rosenstein on Thursday.

"I'm meeting with Rod Rosenstein on Thursday when I get back from all of these meetings. And we'll be meeting at the White House, and we'll be determining what's going on. We want to have transparency, we want to have openness and I look forward to meeting with Rod at that time."

The entire back and forth of yesterday's reports had Twitter in chaos.








And some people can't help but wonder if the confusion and timing of the Rosenstein incident was planned perfectly to distract from the allegations against Kavanaugh.




Keep your eyes and ears open, and make sure you're registered to vote for November's election.

H/T: Mashable, CNN