Trump says no decision on whether to fire Rosenstein

Trump says no decision on whether to fire Rosenstein

A new report suggests that President Trump is going to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein spoke to Kelly on Saturday about the possibility of resigning, but he did not actually resign, as the two parties thrashed out details, including timing, some outlets reported.

The Rosenstein furore came just six weeks ahead of the November 6 congressional elections, and his removal could become an explosive political issue as Trump's fellow Republicans try to keep control of Congress.

Rosenstein and Trump, who is in NY for a United Nations meeting, had an extended conversation to discuss recent news stories about negative comments Rosenstein is reported to have made past year about the president, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. An unidentified senior administration official said the Cabinet had discussed using that amendment - which can be used to oust the president if he is deemed unfit for office - in an anonymous New York Times op-ed this month. In July, Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of OH, the chairman and a prominent member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, introduced five articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. The New York Times first reported that in 2017, Rosenstein had proposed secretly recording Trump and suggested his removal from office.

The Rosenstein furore, kicked off by unconfirmed reports that he had verbally resigned, underscored the mounting tension in the White House over the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

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Before named by Trump to serve as the No. 2 to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump and Rosenstein had "an extended conversation" Monday at Rosenstein's request "to discuss the recent news stories". President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director the week before, the sources said.

The latest speculation surfaced Monday morning amid conflicting reports about Rosenstein's plans.

Sekulow's comments on Monday reflect an ongoing campaign from President Trump's legal team, which includes Rudy Giuliani, to call for an end to Mueller's probe. There will likely be another update today, as this war for our Deputy Attorney General's job plays out in the media. "If the rumors of Deputy AG's Rosenstein's departure are true, I am deeply concerned that it puts that investigation at risk".

Trump's former longtime fixer and attorney, his onetime campaign chairman, vice chairman, national security adviser and others have pleaded guilty or been convicted, although so far no one has been charged with conspiring directly with the Russian attack on the 2016 election.

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