Rosenstein And I 'Have A Good Relationship'

No plans’ to fire Deputy AG Rosenstein- Trump amid wiretapping rumours

Rod Rosenstein is flying with Trump to Orlando for the president's speech to a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Rosenstein's job security has been under question since news reports last month that he had discussed possibly secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House and invoking constitutional provisions to get him removed from office.

At a news conference two days later, Trump declared: "My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up".

"We had a good talk", Trump said. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY.

Any termination or resignation of Rosenstein has the potential to affect the special counsel's investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign since Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to the job of special counsel and closely oversees his work. The White House said conversations between Rosenstein and Trump would continue after Trump returned from UN General Assembly events.

Fresh off his victory of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, President Trump doubled-down on his commitment to being the "law and order" president by suggesting Chicago could curtail gun violence by using "stop and frisk" - the famous NY law enabling officers to temporarily detain, question, and frisk civilians upon "reasonable suspicion".

Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House Monday that he doesn't have plans to fire the Justice Department's No. 2 official.




"I said, 'Brett, congratulations". He survived again on Monday.

"No, I don't. No", Trump said when asked.

Kelly and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan were also in the meeting.

Sen. Ron Wyden, R-Ore., said recently that if Trump fires Rosenstein "for the goal of protecting himself from the Mueller investigation, that would represent high crimes and misdemeanors". Advisers had also cautioned Trump against doing anything dramatic in the weeks before the midterm elections next month. Despite protests, Trump backed him the whole time.

Trying to appease conservative House Republicans who have threatened Rosenstein with impeachment proceedings, the deputy AG has agreed to talk to them in a private session.

The ACLU found Chicago Police officers made more than a 250,000 stops from May through August 2014 without arrests, far more than in New York City at the peak of that police department's stop-and-frisk practices.

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