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The Daily 202: Rod Rosenstein may just be the most powerful person in Washington

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Rod Rosenstein may just be the most powerful person in WashingtonBY ROBERT COSTAwith Breanne Deppisch and Joanie GreveTrump and Rosenstein: A history

















Robert Costa authored the Big Idea in today's edition as James is on vacation. We have a full slate of Post authors for you this week before James returns on Monday. THE BIG IDEA: Let’s begin with a story about the White House correspondents’ dinner — but it’s not about Michelle Wolf. It’s about a question that came up at my table at the event that evening, talking with guests of The Washington Post. They asked me about who was the most powerful person in a room full of seasoned politicians and national figures. Looking around, I saw pundits and senators, actors and lawyers — and some people who overlapped a few categories. And then I found my answer sitting two tables away: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the ongoing special counsel probe.
Rosenstein, I told them, may not be the most famous person at the Wa…