Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump

Solicitor General Noel Francisco.      Cliff Owen  AP

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump a year ago amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with exchanges at the time.

The report claims Rosenstein made the suggestions in spring 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and the president met privately in the Oval Office with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Rosenstein denied the accuracy of the report, calling it "inaccurate and factually incorrect" and went on to slam the sources of the Times story that, in his view, are biased against his department.

There's nearly no doubt the Times report will spark new controversy and a powerful pushback from Trump's White House. Ingraham is one of the 47 people Trump follows on Twitter, and Politico reporter Alex Guillén ‏notes that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned earlier this year not long after Ingraham called for his removal. "They're all gone. But there is a lingering stench and we're going to get rid of that, too". "Trump will create a constitutional crisis if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein".

According to a subsequent Washington Post story, Rosenstein's "wire" comment was a sarcastic rejoinder to McCabe, who, a source told the Post, wanted to "open an investigation into the president".

Rosenstein was under tremendous pressure from Congress to show that both he and the entire Justice Department had not caved to political pressure from the White House.

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In a May, 16, 2017 meeting at a secure facility at the Justice Department - one week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey - Rosenstein was arguing with Andrew McCabe, then the acting director of the FBI, about the president, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Trump, who used Twitter earlier on Friday to cast doubt on Ford's claim, preached optimism on Kavanaugh, saying "he was born for the USA supreme court" and reassuring the crowd that "it's going to happen".

"You have guys that look like they live with mom and dad in the basement", Trump said of Antifa.

The discussions that are referenced occurred just weeks into Rosenstein's tenure as the No. 2 at the Justice Department, when he had provided the White House with a memo about Comey that was cited in Trump's decision to fire his Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "But if this story is true, it underscores a gravely troubling culture at FBI/DOJ and the need for FULL transparency".

"We believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic", the writer said.

The extraordinary stories describe an unprecedented consideration of the invocation of the 25th Amendment, may further jeopardize Rosenstein's position within the administration, and paint him in a deeply unflattering light even as they further call into question Trump's fitness for office.

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