Donald Trump and Rod Rosenstein
Donald Trump and Rod Rosenstein

Trump to meet Rosenstein on Thursday

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2018 04:04 IST

Washington DC [USA], Sep 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump will meet Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, amid reports of the latter's possible ouster.
"At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories. 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," read a statement issued by White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
According to The Hill, there has been broad speculation about the future of Rosenstein's job after The New York Times reported on Friday that he suggested secretly taping the president last year and recruiting Cabinet officials to remove Trump from office.
The deputy attorney general, while dismissing the "factually incorrect" allegations, had earlier said that there was no ground on which the 25th Amendment could be invoked.
"The New York Times' story is inaccurate and factually incorrect. I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment," The Hill had quoted Rosenstein, as saying.
The New York Times reported that Rosenstein planned to secretly record conversations with Trump in the Oval Office. The article, however, did not imply that Rosenstein actually recorded Trump.
Rosenstein had appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation in May last year after Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey. (ANI)