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

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…