The press secretary for the Department of Justice wrote a draft statement that was designed to be released if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was leaving his post, according to a new report.
Axios followed its Monday morning story that Rosenstein had offered to resign with another piece in the afternoon that claimed DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores wrote a statement to be issued in the name of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"Rod Rosenstein has served the Department of Justice with dedication and skill for 28 years," the draft statement reads, according to Axios. "His contributions are many and significant. We all appreciate his service and wish him well."
Flores would not comment to Axios regarding the statement, only saying that Rosenstein continues to serve as deputy attorney general.
Rosenstein has been in President Donald Trump's crosshairs for months because of the ongoing Russia investigation that's looking at whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. It was reported last week that Rosenstein talked about wearing a wire last year in order to capture Trump saying something incriminating. He also discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to have Trump removed from office.
Trump and Rosenstein are slated to meet Thursday at the White House.
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