Meanwhile, Rosenstein attended a closed-door meeting with Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and ranking committee Democrat Mark R. Warner (Va.), as well as Dana Boente, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. One hopes they asked Rosenstein a whole bunch of questions. Did he think his memo was to be used as grounds for firing Comey? What was the real reason? Did the president tell him he was annoyed with the handling of the Russia investigation? How did Sessions, recused from the investigation, participate in the firing of the lead investigator? How can he justify not appointing a special counsel at this point? Why didn’t Rosenstein quit when it became clear his memo was being misrepresented in order to mislead the American people?
Trump is in deep trouble, primarily because his own staff, enablers and media cohorts cannot keep up with his lies. They might consider not saying anything until they are sure what the permanent cover story is.