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I don’t see how it helps. It puts Rosenstein, probably a never trumper, in the driver’s seat until a new AG is sworn in.
Establishment will drag that confirmation out til forever.
Rumor also has it that the EPA chief, the former AG of Oklahoma could be moved into the DOJ without confirmation hearings since he has already been vetted.
“It puts Rosenstein, probably a never trumper, in the drivers seat until a new AG is sworn in.”
Sessions could move and a new AG appointed when Congress is in recess in August...The swearing in of the recess appointment could take place immediately to prevent Rosenstain from taking the reins. Sessions to also fire Rosenstain on his way out the door to DHS.
“It puts Rosenstein, probably a never trumper, in the drivers seat”
Nope. Trump can pick the acting AG of his choosing if Sessions resigns.
The rumor is that he will pick the EPA chief.
President Trump can select any current confirmed DOJ appointee official as interim Attorney General. Rosenstein does not automatically become interim Attorney General should Sessions leave for DHS. Trump could just as easily select Rachel Brand, DOJ #3 interim Attorney General if he choses.
There is talk that if Trump were to move Sessions over to DHS then he could bring Scott Pruitt, his EPA administrator (Cabinet Level Appointee) over from EPA to DOJ to be the new full time Attorney General. Pruitt, like Sessions can move to another Secretary level Cabinet position WITHOUT having to go thru the Confirmation process again since they've already been vetted and confirmed.
Before Trump tapped Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Pruitt was Oklahoma State Attorney General. Good thing for Trump is that Pruitt will not have to recuse himself and can take the reins of Mueller's special counsel investigation away from NeverTrumper Rosenstein. Pruitt on his own authority could fire Mueller and blow up his investigation or at worst neuter and restrict the investigation to the point where Mueller may just quit.
This scenario could go a long ways towards putting an end to this nightmare Mueller probe!!