No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

Aaron Brown
October 9, 2018

Trump told reporters outside the White House that he "looks forward to talking" with the deputy attorney general on the plane.

Trump said, "we had a very good talk", without elaborating.

"The failed policies he's talking about have no place for a city that's working together with communities about how to build - not only trust, but a collaborative and cooperative relationship", the mayor said Monday.

A pool reporter asked Trump how the meeting went as he deplaned in Orlando. It was the most extensive known meeting between the two since the New York Times report. He met in person with White House chief of staff John Kelly and spoke by phone with Trump during a tumultuous day that ended with him still in his job.

Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation of Russian election interference led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, offered to resign last month after reports that he contemplated secretly recording conversations with the president.

"It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago", Trump said.

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That appears to indicate the Garland rationale wouldn't apply if a Republican president has a Republican Senate majority. Trump stood behind Kavanaugh throughout his the accusations, for the most part. "Big day for America!" he tweeted.

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If the vote fails, it would deal a major blow to the nomination and throw the possibility of confirmation into serious doubt. Adding another potential issue into the timing, the Senate was previously scheduled to be out on Monday for Columbus Day.

The President visited Orlando after his second Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in over the weekend.

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

Kelly was present for Monday's conversation between Rosenstein and Trump, the White House said, as was Rosenstein's top deputy at the Justice Department, Ed O'Callaghan. He survived again on Monday. "No I don't, no", he said. "She's leading now substantially, which she should", Trump said. The documents reportedly chronicle conversations in which Rosenstein discussed the idea of secretly recording Trump for the goal of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

"The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?'" Trump said at the start of his speech after he thanked Rosenstein for being there and noted the intense media interest.

Last month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., subpoenaed the memos and materials belonging to McCabe as part of their ongoing joint investigation into decisions "made and not made" by the Justice Department and the FBI during the 2016 election. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "I can tell you that if he does not, there are a number of us that are standing by really with impeachment documents that say we cannot have this kind of activity continue at DOJ".

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