President Trump ended days of speculation surrounding the future of his Deputy Attorney General Monday; saying he has no plans on terminating Rod Rosenstein in the wake of an explosive “wire” report.
The President was speaking with reporters following a high-stakes meeting with Rosenstein aboard Air Force One when he was asked if had any intention of firing the Deputy Attorney General.
“No, I don’t. No,” said Trump.
President Trump: "Thank you as well to our Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for being here. We flew down together. The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?' But we had a very good talk, I will say." pic.twitter.com/x5tYS7K6ZJ
— The Hill (@thehill) October 8, 2018
“Thank you as well to our Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for being here, flew down together,” Trump said at an event in Florida attended by Rosenstein. “The press wants to know, ‘What did you talk about?’ ‘We had a very good talk,’ I will say. That became a very big story, actually. We had a good talk.”
Rosenstein found himself in hot-water just days ago following a New York Times report that claimed he offered to secretly record President Trump inside the Oval Office, then use the material to remove him from office.
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DAY OF RECKONING: Republicans Ask Rosenstein for Names of ‘EVERYONE’ on Mueller’s Team
At least nine GOP lawmakers asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hand over the names of “everyone” working on Robert Mueller’s probe Monday, saying they were “disturbed” over the Democrat-packed investigation.
According to Fox News, the Republican legislators demanded the information from Rosenstein just days after the Inspector General report showed widespread bias throughout the DOJ and the FBI both before and after the 2016 race for the White House.
“We know that these biases were shared among multiple people at the FBI and could be easily uncovered by Mr. Mueller with simple vetting,” the letter says. “These individuals should not have been given an opportunity to influence – directly or indirectly – this special counsel investigation.”
“Congress’s constitutional oversight gives us the responsibility to know … whether other members of Mr. Mueller’s team harbor political biases and have conflicts of interest,” the letter concludes. “These investigators endanger our ability to uphold justice.”
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DAY OF RECKONING: Rosenstein to Appear Before House GOP Over ‘Wire’ Report
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to meet with House GOP members in a “week or two” to discuss an explosive report that claims he was willing to “secretly record” President Trump to remove him from office.
House Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows confirmed the closed-door discussion on social media; adding he was prepared to “subpoena Rosenstein” should he fail to show up.
“Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comments on ‘wiring’ POTUS—as well as other inconsistent statements,” Meadows tweeted. “If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him.”
Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comments on "wiring" POTUS–as well as other inconsistent statements.
If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) September 28, 2018
The scheduled meeting comes just hours after President Trump canceled Thursday’s planned discussion with Rosenstein; pulling-the-plug on the conversation as to “not interfere” with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
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