Rosenstein to fly with Trump to Florida on Monday, official says

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

Rosenstein was flying with Trump on Air Force One on Monday after widespread speculation just weeks ago that Trump could fire him, following a news report that he had questioned Trump's fitness and wanted to record conversations with him in order to expose chaos in the White House.

"That'll be very nice", Trump told reporters outside the White House today.

"I didn't know Rod before, but I've gotten to know him", Trump said at the White House.

"The crime spree is a bad blight on that city, and we'll do everything possible to get it done", Trump said.

Asked if Rosenstein still has a job, Gidley said he does.

Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet last week to discuss The New York Times report that flung Rosenstein into limbo.

Rosenstein is overseeing the probe, which is being led by special counsel and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller.

"It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago", Trump said.

And he blamed "evil" people for almost sinking his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying, "It was a disgraceful situation".

The report claimed Rosenstein made the suggestions in spring 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and the president met privately in the Oval Office with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. As he walked out of the executive mansion that day, Kelly made sure to join him and shook his hand in view of photographers. Democrats warned doing so would trigger a Constitutional crisis since Mueller had yet to finish his work.

Trump said Kavanaugh would be "a faithful defender of the rule of law".

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".

White House officials have told The Post that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein before the midterm elections in November.

It was not immediately clear whether Trump and Rosenstein talked about the controversy during their 45-minute-long conversation on the flight, where Kelly and another Department of Justice official, Ed O'Callaghan, were also present.

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 use of "stop-and-frisk" has since been dramatically reduced in NY, with fewer than 11,000 stops reported in 2017 compared to more than 680,000 in 2011.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Max Verstappen throws shade at Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
Oct 07, 2018 - 14:22
It's really weird - obviously I have been racing a long, long time, but the happiness I have inside is as high as always. It's a very mixed-up starting grid, but the sight of Romain Grosjean's Haas leading the third row is an intriguing one.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Virat, Jadeja Cross Mega Milestones on Day 2 vs Windies
Oct 06, 2018 - 15:43
Anything pitched up, he was quick to clear his one leg and deposit the ball over mid-wicket and mid-on. The record belongs to Anil Kumble who took four wickets on 66 occasions in a Test innings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Oct. 7, meet Kim
Oct 06, 2018 - 15:40
Pompeo said the day of the Trump-Kim summit he was hopeful there would be major North Korean disarmament by the end of Trump's term in January 2021.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple, Amazon deny they were of victims Chinese hardware attack
Oct 05, 2018 - 00:30
Apple never had any contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other agency about such an incident. The report has been deemed not accurate by companies named in it as well as by the Chinese government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jewish Kavanaugh accuser says his ascension to Supreme Court 'unthinkable'
Oct 05, 2018 - 00:13
He said he lost her number, so he called her father, who told him she had "psychological and other problems" at that time. A few years later, he ran for Congress in Maryland as a Democrat, and attempted to hire Swetnick for his campaign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese Warship in 'Unsafe' Encounter with US Destroyer
Oct 05, 2018 - 00:05
Air Force B-52 flew a mission through the East China Sea and two other B-52 flights were carried out through the South China Sea. Beijing claims a huge area known as the "nine-dash line", and routinely accuses the US Navy of provocation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'This is a very scary time for young men in America'
Oct 04, 2018 - 01:19
You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something. "@ realDonaldTrump is pathetic. Kavanaugh has steadfastly denied all allegations against him, describing them as attacks by Democrats to derail his nomination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christine Blasey Ford will only give documents to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Oct 04, 2018 - 01:01
President Trump , as well as his family, have raised fears about the possibility of politically motivated false accusations. Kavanaugh angrily denied the charges hours later and accused Democrats of orchestrating a "political hit" against him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla misses weekly Model 3 production target, warns of trade war impact
Oct 03, 2018 - 01:38
Former US Vice President Al Gore could be a good fit to replace Elon Musk as chairman, according to one longtime tech analyst. Likewise, Tesla will pay another $20 million due to its failure to check whether Musk's announcements complied with the law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democrats renew questions over Brett Kavanaugh's honesty and temperament
Oct 03, 2018 - 01:35
The White House noted that Kavanaugh wasn't arrested or charged and questioned the incident's relevance. He is young enough, 53, that he could shape American jurisprudence for decades to come.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games
Oct 02, 2018 - 01:47
A one-game playoff in 1980 was no better for the Dodgers, who were beaten 7-1 by Houston for the NL West championship. It's a spot that they've rarely been in their franchise's history, making Monday's Game 163 an event to behold.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kavanaugh-Ford hearing: A dramatic lesson on gender roles
Oct 02, 2018 - 01:15
If one more week guarantees at least 51 votes in the Senate, then perhaps this Federal Bureau of Investigation probe is necessary. Highlighting the absurdity of a charge brought Wednesday by Julie Swetnick, Graham asked Kavanaugh: "Are you a gang rapist?"

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'We fell in love after handsome letters'
Oct 01, 2018 - 00:22
Mr Trump meanwhile has said he expects to have a second summit with Mr Kim in the "not too distant future". China and Russian Federation argued that the UN Security Council should reward Pyongyang for steps taken.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jeff Flake, Chris Coons On Brett Kavanaugh’s "Angry" Senate Testimony
Oct 01, 2018 - 00:12
Before the supplemental FBI investigation was ordered by the President on Friday afternoon, Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) wrote : "This is not how you conduct an investigation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jimmy Butler Rumored To Prefer Miami As Trade Destination
Sep 29, 2018 - 20:39
According to reports, the Phoenix Suns , Cleveland Cavaliers , Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings also have expressed interest. Butler has yet to attend a Timberwolves workout and wants to sit out until the franchise executes a trade for him.