Skip to comments.Here's who could replace Rod Rosenstein
Posted on 09/24/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT by 11th_VA
- The Justice Department's rules of succession dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco would be next in line to take over for Rosenstein.
- Francisco's track record as a lawyer mirrors Trump's rhetoric against intelligence authorities, with cases that include rebukes of the FBI and a defense of executive authority.
Francisco served as White House counsel under George W. Bush and was a DOJ lawyer until 2005, when he joined Jones Day, where he worked with several future Trump appointees, including White House general counsel Don McGahn, who is expected to leave the Trump administration this fall, and took stances against various prosecutions of public officials.
In a 2016 op-ed, Francisco took aim at then-FBI Director James Comey, who he said had acted in political interests by watering down an investigation of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In a case earlier this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Francisco reasserted Trump's constitutional ability to hire and fire almost all federal authorities.
"The Constitution gives the president what the framers saw as the traditional means of ensuring accountability: the power to oversee executive officers through removal," Francisco wrote. "The president is accordingly authorized under our constitutional system to remove all principal officers, as well as all 'inferior officers' he has appointed."
If appointed to Rosenstein's post, Francisco would have the potential authority to fire Mueller, an authority that has been widely debated but not officially agreed to, concerning whether or not it applies to Trump.
(snip) Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Business Insider last month he thought Francisco made for an ideal candidate to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Importantly, Noel Francisco not SWAMP!
Hadn’t Roger Stone claimed a few months ago that they had snookered Trump into changing the succession away from the SG—and to some swamp creature US attorneys.
Does anyone know if that was correct—and if it has been undone if it was?
First, let’s make sure he actually leaves. Latest is that he is NOT resigning.
He says he has to be fired first.
Ahhh, just as I suspected; NYT is trying to provoke Trump; I'm beginning to think all these 'news' stories lately are about provoking Trump ...
Resignation accepted by the White House as per Bloomberg.
Trey Gowdy .... waiting in the wings.
What about Trey Gowdy? My money is on him....
I hope Sydney Powell is considered to add to the upper chain of command in DOJ.
I think they need to follow the “Justice Department’s rules of succession “
RR hasn’t resigned, and likely isn’t going to. He will demand to be fired.
I wouldnt be all giddy just yet. Deep state has contingency plans for every swamp firing with some kind of counterattacks from multiple directions....all lies and spin but its a another fight Trump and company had to endure
This is stupid. Trump won’t get less than Eric Holder confirmed in this position. It will be open. If Trump thinks he will get anyone confirmed he is crazy.
The key is that Noel F is already Senate-confirmed!
Reminder - the succession of Fransisco (from Solicitor-General) occurs because Sept 18 was 210 days after Rachel Brand left as Assoc AG (the #3 at DoJ), from the Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. There is now no AAG - Pannucios 210 days are up.
Anyone wonder why Trump waited until Sept 17 to order the declassify?
Trey Gowdy will soon be available.
Maybe he could re-direct Mueller’s “Special Council” to investigate the collusion between “the Russians”, British spies, Democrats, “the media,” and the “alphabet agencies” who all worked together to undermine Trump’s campaign and presidency.
Gowdy has done nothing but talk. He’s useless.
Without rosenstein, muller has no protection for his wandering investigation.
He seems to have a good personal rapport with Trump right now, it would open up SC to a conservative Senator and it would put a potential cog in the machine in charge of the machine.
RE: What about Trey Gowdy? My money is on him....
What ever happened to his Benghazi investigation? Remember that?
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