President Donald Trump has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following reports that the second highest-ranking Justice Department official considered secretly recording the president as part of an effort to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment, according to Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa.
According to Costa, President Trump has affirmed to “several” associates in the past 36-hours that he will not terminate Rosenstein, citing suspicions of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s involvement in the matter.
POTUS has told several people on Fri. and Sat. that he's not going to fire the deputy AG and is suspicious of anything that even tangentially involves McCabe, according to three advisers familiar with the ongoing discussions…
— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 22, 2018
The New York Times on Friday reported Rosenstein and multiple FBI officials met one week after FBI Director James Comey was fired, in which he is said to have suggested secretly recording President Trump at the White House “to expose the chaos consuming the administration.” During the tense gathering, Rosenstein elected to wear a wire, and to the surprise of those present, was reportedly asked if the offer was sincere. The top Justice Department official assured them the task was feasible, because White House security made a habit of not checking his cell phone when entering the premises.
Further, the Deep Stater had allegedly floated the idea of using the recording to lobby then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to invoke the 25th Amendment.
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