Drama eases as Trump seems less likely to fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expectations have diminished that a meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will result in the resignation or immediate firing of the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.

But it’s unclear how safe his job will be after the November midterm elections.

The White House sought this week to reassure senators that Trump doesn’t plan to fire Rosenstein at Thursday’s meeting. Doing so in person would be out of character for a president who’s appeared reluctant to directly dismiss aides himself.

Friends of Rosenstein say they don’t expect him to step aside and give up oversight of the Russia investigation and the enormous swath of Justice Department operations for which he’s responsible.

Even so, the president is unpredictable and it’s hard to know for certain what’ll happen.

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