When the Times report broke, Rosenstein adamantly denied the claims, saying: "I never pursued or authorized recording the president, and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false". The New York Times published the Rosenstein story hours after Trump announced that he would forward a trove of unredacted documents related to the Russian Federation investigation to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
"Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now". "We had a good talk", Trump said.
Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama who became mayor in 2011, said on September 4 he would not seek re-election next year.
And he blamed "evil" people for almost sinking his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying, "It was a disgraceful situation". "I have a very good relationship".
Kelly was present for Monday's conversation between Rosenstein and Trump, the White House said, as was Rosenstein's top deputy at the Justice Department, Ed O'Callaghan. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY. Democrats warned doing so would trigger a Constitutional crisis since Mueller had yet to finish his work.
"Stop and frisk", the president said. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Should Democrats take the House in November's midterm elections, such talk from a senior Democratic leader could spawn impeachment proceedings.
"The crime spree is a bad blight on that city, and we'll do everything possible to get it done", Trump said.
House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte says he plans to subpoena the Justice Department for memos Andrew McCabe wrote during his tenure as acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Rosenstein denied a September 21 report in the New York Times that alleged he wanted to surreptitiously record Trump and discussed rallying cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president from office.
Sources told Fox News that the meeting where Rosenstein allegedly made the comments about wearing a "wire" took place at the Justice Department on May 16, 2017.