Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment

Lester Mason
September 21, 2018

After the New York Times reported on Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested past year that he secretly record President Donald Trump "to expose the chaos" engulfing the White House and discussed "recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment", Public Citizen issued an urgent reminder that over 400,000 Americans in almost 1,000 cities nationwide are ready to take to the streets if Trump uses the report as a pretext to fire Rosenstein.

As you can see, Ingraham has clearly taken notice of the report from New York Times that just reignited the news cycle for the day. But let me be clear about this: "Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment".

ABC News confirmed the report shortly after. Several people described the episodes, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Rosenstein is a frequent target of Trump's attacks and the story could add to the uncertainty about his future at the Justice Department, despite his denial.

A Justice Department spokeswoman also provided a statement from a person who was present when Mr. Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire.

He chose Mueller for the job one week after he laid the groundwork for the firing of Comey by writing a memo that criticized Comey's handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

A source who heard Rosenstein's remarks tells CNN that the deputy attorney general was being sarcastic.


During a May 12 meeting with McCabe, Rosenstein reportedly expressed regret concerning his decision to draft the memo used to justify Comey's firing.

Another official at the meeting, then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, wrote her own memo of the discussion which does not mention any talk of the 25th amendment, according to a second person who was familiar with her account.

While McCabe would not personally comment on the matter, Michael R. Bromwich, an attorney for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation official, said his client "has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos". "When he was interviewed by the Special Counsel more than a year ago, he gave all of his memos - classified and unclassified - to the Special Counsel's office".

Rosenstein, a mere two weeks into his duties overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, began mulling plans to record the president after FBI Director James Comes was sacked in May, according to the report.

Rosenstein took over as the head Justice Department official to oversee the Russian Federation investigation, upon Sessions' recusal in 2017 due to his involvement with the Trump campaign-a decision causing huge friction between the attorney general and Trump to this day. "He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos".

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution spells out that a president can be declared "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" upon a majority vote of the vice president and the Cabinet.

'"A set of those memos remained at the F.B.I.at the time of his departure in late January 2018", the attorney noted.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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