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Even Rod Rosenstein’s Family Disagrees On How To Pronounce Their Last Name

Jews love to argue — and the pronunciation over common last names ending in “stein” is a classic example: Should it be pronounced “steen” or “stine”?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the ongoing debate even more confusing on Tuesday when he announced at a Newseum event that there is no definitively correct way to pronounce his last name.

While Rosenstein clarified that he personally goes with the long “i”, he has family members who choose the long “e”, Washington Post reporter Matthew Zapotosky tweeted.

At the event, Rosenstein described a draft impeachment paper against him written by some House Republicans was a form of extortion to get him to protect President Trump.

“There are people who have been making threats, privately and publicly, against me for quite some time,” he said. “And I think they should understand by now, the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”

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