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Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein reportedly butted heads in front of Mueller about recusal from the Russia probe

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly had a tense standoff after Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel for the Russia investigation.
The cable networks broadcast live shots outside the White House on Monday, September 24, 2018 amid reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein was on his way there to resign. He didn't.

How Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein became one of the most-watched officials in Washington

Speculation swirled that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would soon be fired or resign. But the No. 2 Justice Department official is safe for now. Here's how the "poster child for the professional, competent, ethical, and fair-minded prosecutor" became one of the most-watched officials in DC.
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2017.

Trump now says he isn’t planning to fire Rod Rosenstein and that they have a ‘good relationship’

President Donald Trump told reporters Monday he didn't have any plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "I get along very well with him," Trump said before boarding Air Force One with Rosenstein, whose future with the administration seemed uncertain in recent weeks.

Top House Republican will meet with Rod Rosenstein ‘in the coming weeks’ over report he discussed secretly recording Trump

Republican House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte wants to meet Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about allegations that he suggested secretly taping President Donald Trump. Rosenstein denied the claims and he's planning a one-on-one with Trump as well.

A former federal prosecutor says DOJ officials were ‘shell-shocked’ and ‘wandering the halls wondering what’s next’ amid...

The public was confused following conflicting reports about whether deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein would resign, and officials on the inside may have been just as much in the dark.
Robert Mueller.

Democrats are pushing for ‘immediate’ legislation to protect the Mueller probe as rumors about Rosenstein’s future swirl

Democrats are pushing for "immediate" legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller after a whirlwind Monday featured reports suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could soon depart his position.
Donald Trump.

Current FBI agents and former intel officials are breathing a sigh of relief that Rod Rosenstein still has his job after a whirlwind morning in Washin...

Justice Department veterans and current and former intelligence officials expressed relief that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had not resigned or been fired following a wild morning of conflicting news reports.
Rod Rosenstein.

If Rod Rosenstein is on his way out, exactly how it goes down could have major consequences for how Trump can proceed

A whirlwind Monday featured multiple reports suggested that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would soon either resign or be fired from his position.
Noel Francisco.

The man who could soon oversee Mueller’s probe if Rosenstein departs has Steve Bannon’s endorsement

The man who would oversee special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein depart from his position has the full backing of President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Here’s who could replace Rod Rosenstein if he’s fired

If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Justice Department rules dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco would succeed him. Francisco's legal track record mirrors Trump's criticisms of US intelligence, with cases defending executive authority.