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Politics Kellyanne Conway won't say Rod Rosenstein's job is safe

19:06  16 april  2018
19:06  16 april  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say Monday whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will keep his job .

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Rosenstein ' s job insecurity. But White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway refused to say Rosenstein ' s job was safe in a CNN interview Monday morning.

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"Can you assure (the American people) that Rosenstein is safe in this job so there's less turnover and less tumult on something as sensitive as this investigation? Is he safe or not?" CNN "New Day" co-anchor Chris Cuomo asked.

"The President makes the decisions around here. You want to say, 'Kellyanne struggles to answer the question' ... Is your job safe at CNN? How do you know that?" Conway replied.

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Kellyanne Conway won ’ t answer when asked by @ChrisCuomo whether Rosenstein ’ s job is safe . “The president alone makes the personnel decisions.” Rosenstein or Trump? I'd say both in that (short) order.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say Monday whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will keep his job during special counsel Robert Mueller' s investigation.

Last week, multiple sources familiar with discussions told CNN that Trump is considering firing Rosenstein, a move that has gained urgency following last week's FBI raids of the office of the President's personal lawyer.

Such an action could potentially further Trump's goal of trying to put greater limits on special counsel Mueller, whose investigation is overseen by Rosenstein in lieu of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the investigation.

"You want this to be about something other than what the whole day is about here, which is whether or not this President has complied with the investigation that your network and others promised would lead to evidence of collusion between the campaign," Conway said on "New Day," adding that Trump has cooperated fully with Mueller's investigation.

Justice Department asks for more time to turn over Comey memos

  Justice Department asks for more time to turn over Comey memos Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is seeking more time to consider giving three House committees copies of memos that former FBI Director James Comey said he wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump. In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Intelligence’s Devin Nunes and Oversight and Government Reform’s Trey Gowdy, Rosenstein wrote that while some of the contents of the memos have already been made public, one or more of them may contain information about an active investigation or classified content or confidential presidential communications.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say Monday whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will keep his job during special counsel Robert Mueller’ s investigation. “Can you assure (the American people) that Rosenstein is safe in this job so there’ s less turnover and less

6 August 2017 clips by guest/show: Bill Maher on Real Time with Bill Maher; White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway , George Stephanopoulos on This Week with George Stephanopoulos; Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , Sen Thom Tillis, Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) © SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CNN reported last week that the White House is preparing talking points designed to undermine Rosenstein's credibility. The plan calls on Trump's allies to cast Rosenstein as too conflicted to fairly oversee the Russia investigation.

A White House spokesperson said at the time that the swipes at Rosenstein were not part of a coordinated communications effort.

CNN's Pamela Brown, Gloria Borger, Evan Perez, Jeff Zeleny, Dana Bash and Dan Merica contributed to this report

Kellyanne Conway, Conservative Snowflake .
The walls are closing in on the White House, so she took massive umbrage at a totally fair question to paint herself as the victim of a sexism that doesn’t exist. That’s worse than liberal snowflakeism. At least liberal snowflakeism is felt to be real. Conservative snowflakeism is manufactured to rally the base. As the base is about to need a lot more rallying in the coming months, I think we can expect to see plenty more snowfall on the right between now and November.

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