CNN’s Prokupecz: We Certainly Have Always Gotten the Sense Rosenstein Wanted To See the Russia Investigation Through
PROKUPECZ: "He’s the man overseeing this investigation, so he certainly would know when this is coming to an end. And there is a lot of word that this will be coming to an end sometimes perhaps around February. And that is when he plans to leave. We certainly have always gotten the sense that Rod Rosenstein wanted to see this investigation through. That is, he wanted to see the Russia investigation to its conclusion. So this could mean that he now knows that there’s going to be an end game here shortly and therefore he’s comfortable enough to leave once this investigation is over. The other big question here is the report. What eventually happens with this report? It now will fall in the hands of the new attorney general and perhaps the new deputy attorney general, whoever that may be. That’s going to be an important position as well. What happens to that report? Does it ever get public? Does the new A.G. try to suppress it in any way? That’s going to be a big topic of discussion going forward. Look, a lot is happening as this Russia investigation comes to an end. Certainly a new A.G. will be overseeing whatever fallout there is. And also other parts of this investigation that have been sent out to different attorney generals across the country, certainly parts of it in the New York office of the Southern District."