President Donald Trump will meet Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday to discuss reports that he floated the idea of secretly recording him and invoking the 25th Amendment, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday.
Rosenstein’s position became precarious Friday after alleged comments of his from May 2017 surfaced in The New York Times. Rosenstein allegedly floated the idea of wearing a wire into the Oval Office and attempting to wrangle a cabal of cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.
“At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” Sanders said. “Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.”
Sanders’ statement comes amid a flurry of reports that Rosenstein offered to resign his position and expected to be fired. A senior administration official told The Daily Caller that Rosenstein had expressed his willingness to resign. The official did not know if the resignation was accepted by the White House. (RELATED: Source: Rosenstein Expressed Willingness To Resign)
Rosenstein is currently at the White House for a previously scheduled meeting. Sanders tweet indicates he will at least remain in his position until Thursday during his meeting with Trump. Trump expressed displeasure with Rosenstein in his first public comments on the matter to Geraldo Rivera Sunday saying “well I think it’s a very sad story. People are obviously ..
. looking into it. Sad state of affairs when something like that can happen.”
The president would not comment on whether Rosenstein should be fired, saying, “I don’t want to comment on it until I get all the facts. Certainly it’s being looked at in terms of what took place, if anything took place.”