Politics

Trump Reveals What Rosenstein Said To Him

Mike Brest Reporter

President Trump revealed on Wednesday afternoon what Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said to him in regards to the New York Times report that claimed he considered wearing a wire to record the president.

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When asked whether he intended to fire Rosenstein, President Trump responded, “I am talking to him. We had a good talk. He said he never said it. He said he doesn’t believe it. He says he has a lot of respect for me, and he was very nice. We will see. He’s a member of the Trump Administration in that sense, the Justice Department. I would certainly prefer not doing that.”

Trump then added, “There was no collusion. There was no obstruction. Unless you call obstruction the fact that I fight back. I do fight back. I really fight back. I mean if you call that obstruction, that’s fine. But there is no obstruction. There is no collusion.”

“I’m going to meet with him tomorrow,” he said, noting that a slight change in plans could be made to accommodate Thursday’s scheduled hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “I may call Rod tonight or tomorrow and ask for a little bit of a delay to the meeting because I don’t want to do anything that gets in the way of this very important Supreme Court pick.”

According to a New York Times report from last week, Rosenstein allegedly suggested wearing a wire to record the president and he was on board with approaching cabinet officials in an effort to invoke the 25th amendment which would remove Trump from office. (RELATED: REPORT: Rosenstein Discussed Wearing A Wire In Meetings With Trump)

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