White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Monday gave an unusual answer when asked if President Trump had confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, offering up instead a meaningless statement that the president has confidence in everyone who works for him.
First of all, that’s doubtful. I’ve never known a boss who had confidence in everyone working for them and wasn’t itching to fire someone.
But either way, that’s not one I’ve heard before fro a White House Press secretary, though I wouldn’t rule out that some such thing has been said. Does the president have confidence in . . . ? is a time-honored question at the White House that is either answered with a direct statement of confidence or a dodge. Today’s answer was a dodge.
Rosenstein of course is responsible for appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Russia collusion charges. Or more accurately, Russia collusion hearsay.
Trump tweeted Friday: “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.” That would be Rosenstein, who wrote a letter supporting the removal of James Comey, and for whom Mueller technically works.
Good chance Rosenstein will either be fired or quit in a huff over the dissing from the White House.