Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

The Times also said Rosenstein raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump as unfit for office.

But a source told the BBC that the comment was sarcastic.

More broadly, it's the latest revelation that could affect Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.

He made a similar move in February when the White House, over the objections of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cleared the way for the Republican-led House intelligence committee to release a partisan memo summarizing details from the Page warrant.

Trump told a campaign rally in Missouri on Friday that the Justice Department has "great people" but also "some real bad ones".

The 25th Amendment allows for a sitting president to be removed from office if the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet decides he is unable to discharge his duties.

After reportedly going to the White House on Friday, Rosenstein issued a second carefully worded statement, saying he "never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. John McCain, who died away last month, for sinking the GOP health care bill, though he did not mention the late war hero by name.

McCabe's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, said in a statement that McCabe had drafted memos to "memorialize significant discussions he had with high level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate, contemporaneous record of those discussions".

Rosenstein says, "The New York Times' story is inaccurate and factually incorrect". But let me clear about this: "Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment". The official, who spoke anonymously to Politico, called Rosenstein a "straight shooter" and said his repudiation of TheNYT's article was believable.

The spokesperson did not immediately reply to an emailed question asking if the 25th amendment was discussed during that meeting.

According to the procedures of spectacular in this situation can appoint and dismiss the Deputy Prosecutor General, and the President and the attorney General now do not have this authority. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "It was a very intense time", the source said.

Fox News' Gregg Jarrett slammed the revelations in a scathing report just hours after the Times published the article, saying the DOJ official's "attempted coup" can not go unpunished. It will be interesting to see how he responds to an article that seemingly confirms his suspicions that members of his own administration are out to get him.

To Trump's dismay, Sessions stepped aside from that issue soon after he took office, and it was Rosenstein who then appointed Mueller. The story is, as The Donald would say, fake news.

Given Mr Rosenstein's position overseeing Robert Mueller and the Russian Federation probe, any move against him by the president would be fraught with political peril.

Rod Rosenstein testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Rod Rosenstein for Deputy Attorney General and Rachel L. Brand for Associate Attorney General. That person's identity is unknown to journalists in the Times news department.

U.S. deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has denied reports that he floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump as unfit for office.

Some of the details in Mr. McCabe's memos suggested that Mr. Rosenstein had regrets about the firing of Mr. Comey.

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