Trump points the finger at the meetings for the Rosenstein-controversy

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Trump’s comments about the possibility of the firing Rod Rosenstein

President Trump’s Republican allies have warned him not to fire the Deputy attorney General; Ellison Barber reports.

President Trump appeared to blame attorney General Jeff Sessions for the latest controversy to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Sunday, said the meetings were “hired” Rosenstein to his second-in-command.

“He was hired by Jeff Sessions,” Trump said in an interview with The “Geraldo Show” on WTAM radio. “I was not involved in this process, because, you know, you go out and get their own members and the people who work in the Department.”

Trump announced on Jan. 31, 2017, he would nominate Rosenstein, Deputy attorney General. The Senate confirmed him in April.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Rosenstein had discussed, secretly, the President’s record and to bring members of the Cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove trump from the office. Rosenstein has denied the report, and a person who was present at the time, told Fox News the Deputy attorney General was as “sarcastic” when he made the proposal.

Trump said Geraldo Rivera on Sunday that the report was “a very sad story,” and promised, “we will make a determination” about what to do next. At a rally in Missouri on Friday, the President said that there is a “persistent stench of night” to the Ministry of justice that “we are going to get rid of.”


Rosenstein made the comment about the possible inclusion of Trump during a may 2017 meeting with Andrew McCabe, who had been temporarily elevated to the FBI’s Director James Comey burning. McCabe was drawn fired in March of this year amid an internal justice Department investigation concluded that he lied repeatedly about his involvement in a news-media publication.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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