President Trump Says He Doesn't Have Plans to Fire Rod Rosenstein

President Trump Says He Doesn't Have Plans to Fire Rod Rosenstein

Kerry Wise
October 9, 2018

Rosenstein denied a September 21 report in the New York Times that alleged he wanted to surreptitiously record Trump and discussed rallying cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president from office.

I'm going to straighten it out and straighten it out fast, " the president said in Orlando in remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual convention.

The deputy attorney general oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference and links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump's visit to the City Beautiful came days after a U.S. Senate Committee voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"There's no reason for what's going on there", Trump said, adding that the controversial practice where police are able to stop, question and pat-down individuals they deem suspicious works when it is "properly applied".

"We have two years back-to-back with significant declines, but not to the level I want to see as mayor or Superintendent [Eddie] Johnson wants to see", he said.

Rosenstein has denied the September 21 report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect".

"I didn't know Rod before, but I got to know him and I get along very well with him", Trump said.

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"They are still five or six players away from being anywhere near the top four sides from what I've seen recently". The most recent meeting came in February 2018, when Newcastle stunned Man United 1-0 at St James' Park.

The flight provided an opportunity for their most extensive conversation since news reports last month that Rosenstein had discussed the possibilities in early 2017 of secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House and invoking constitutional provisions to get him removed from office.

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he had no intention of firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But when he showed up at the White House last Monday to meet with Kelly, he left the meeting unscathed.

Kelly and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan were also in the meeting.

Trump said Kavanaugh would be "a faithful defender of the rule of law". First Lady Melania Trump will not attend, with her office citing a long-standing prior commitment.

Just weeks before the midterm elections, Trump accused Democrats of being soft on crime. The documents reportedly chronicle conversations in which Rosenstein discussed the idea of secretly recording Trump for the objective of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

The president mentioned Rosenstein during his speech, thanking him for traveling with him.

House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte says he plans to subpoena the Justice Department for memos Andrew McCabe wrote during his tenure as acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director.