Rosenstein Agrees to Meet With Republicans

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak with congressional Republicans to discuss a report that said he spoke of undermining President Trump.

Rosenstein spoke with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Thursday evening and agreed to a meeting in a couple weeks, a Justice Department official told the Washington Examiner.

At the root of the issue is a New York Times report published earlier this month that detailed how Rosenstein talked about secretly recording Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to oust the president after FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017. Rosenstein has denied considering such actions, and follow-up reports said he was being sarcastic or joking about the “wire.”

In a statement, Goodlatte said the House Judiciary Committee has “many questions” to ask Rosenstein concerning the report.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.