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Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein departs
US District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, after a
hearing for retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright who was charged
with making false statements during a federal investigation into
a leak of classified information.


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  • President Donald Trump had an active Wednesday morning on
    Twitter, which included retweeting a meme suggesting Deputy
    Attorney General Rod Rosenstein committed treason. 
  • The meme also included other well-known figures associated
    with either the investigation into Russian election interference
    or the Democratic party.
  • Trump’s relationship with Rosenstein has been a subject of
    great speculation given his ire over the deputy attorney
    general’s role in appointing Mueller to run the Russia
    investigation. 

President Donald Trump had an active Wednesday morning on
Twitter, which included retweeting a meme suggesting Deputy
Attorney General Rod Rosenstein committed treason. 

The meme also included other well-known figures associated with
either the investigation into Russian election interference or
the Democratic Party, such as special counsel Robert Mueller and
former President Barack Obama. It essentially calls for Trump’s
political opponents to be tried for treason, and by retweeting it
the president seemingly offered his tacit endorsement.

Rosenstein is somewhat hard to see in the meme, but his inclusion
is particularly notable given his ongoing, prominent role in the
Trump administration. 

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for
comment from INSIDER. 

The meme incorrectly suggests that “Russia collusion is a proven
lie.” There is not currently any definitive proof the Trump
campaign colluded with Russia, but there’s also an ongoing
investigation into the matter. 


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Trump’s relationship with Rosenstein has been a subject of great
speculation given his ire over the deputy attorney general’s role
in appointing Mueller to run the Russia investigation. 

The president
recently elevated Matthew Whitaker
 — who served as chief
of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions — to acting
attorney general. In the process, Trump controversially bypassed
Rosenstein. 

This comes not long after reports Trump wanted the Justice
Department to
prosecute his political foes
, former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey. Both are
featured in the meme the president retweeted on Wednesday. 

Trump was reportedly warned by former White House counsel Don
McGahn that pursuing the prosecution of Clinton or Comey could be
grounds for impeachment. 

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