This afternoon during her MSNBC show Deadline: White House, Nicolle Wallace broke some interesting news when talking to Rachel Maddow. Specifically, Wallace reported that based on her sources at the Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General is still overseeing the Special Counsel’s investigation. She supported this by explaining that today’s plea agreement between the Special Counsel’s Office and Michael Cohen went through the same chain of approval that all of the previous plea agreements that the Special Counsel has agreed to, as well as all of his indictments. That chain of approval stops with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. Here’s the clip – the information pertaining to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein still supervising the Special Counsel’s investigation begins around the 20 second mark:
"If Mueller is proceeding without being throttled, without being stymied and he’s proceeding at this kind of a pace… everything is aiming right at the President personally and that's got to be very unsettling for them" – @maddow on the Cohen news w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/kBsUC5oR4q
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) November 29, 2018
This is very interesting.