Along with the WH push to release the documents and their amped up (but long term) push against the Mueller investigation, this would NORMALLY be a no brainer for the President to continue destroying everything shining a spotlight at all the cockroaches in his closet.
BUT, it’s nearly October. The GOP doesn’t want this front and center going into the election, as it will just fire up the cause to vote against GOP incumbents and challengers.
Trump even referenced this a bit with the recent grumbling about AG Jeff Sessions, and how, “replacing him for the new year,” might be more apt, and to get some change in for the Justice Department. Read: “My GOP handlers told me not to fire this guy right now like I want to, and to just wait until after the election.”
Yeah, I think this is pretty likely. I usually wouldn’t credit the Trump team for thinking strategically, but I think even they would be able to recognize that firing Rosenstein just before the midterms might lose them both the House AND the Senate.
Well, if he’s being summoned to the White House, he couldn’t possibly be getting fired, because Trump does all his personnel change notifications from as far as away as possible, preferably via twitter.