Rosenstein Floated Secretly Recording Trump, Talked Invoking the 25th Amendment

Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording President Trump reportedly discussed invoking 25th Amendment

Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording President Trump reportedly discussed invoking 25th Amendment

But let me be clear about this: "Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment".

Rosenstein's position has appeared to be in peril since a year ago, as Trump has leveled frequent attacks on him over the Russian Federation probe. 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". "He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos", Bromwich said. The Washington Post also reported the discussions, citing memos written by McCabe. Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested past year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose the chaos in the administration.

According to The Times, none of Rosenstein's proposals were acted upon and it remains unclear the level of seriousness Rosenstein had when making the suggestions.

The President's reliance on his memo caught Rosenstein by surprise, and he became angry at Trump, according to people who spoke to Rosenstein at the time.

The extraordinary stories describe an unprecedented consideration of the invocation of the 25th Amendment, may further jeopardize Rosenstein's position within the administration, and paint him in a deeply unflattering light even as they further call into question Trump's fitness for office.

The President's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the Times story and said: "No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine ⁦‪@realDonaldTrump‬⁩". Rosenstein was reportedly aggravated that Trump had relied on the memo to publicly justify firing Comey. Schumer says other top administration officials remain in their jobs despite having had critical comments about Trump attributed to them.




Trump says the investigation is a "witch hunt" and has frequently targeted Rosenstein.

In April, CNN reported Trump considered firing Rosenstein in the aftermath of the FBI's raid on the President's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

"Mr. Rosenstein, give Congress the McCabe memos that we asked for in July and all the other documents we've requested so we can all judge for ourselves", tweeted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the found of the caucus.

While McCabe's memos assert both the recording and 25th amendment conversations occurred at a meeting within days of Comey's firing, another person at the meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, insisted the recording comment was said in a moment of sarcasm, and that the 25th amendment was not discussed.

Not long after those reports, Trump said McCabe "never took notes" in meetings and suggested that his memos were "fake".

"Well, what do you want me to do, Andy, wear a wire?" "I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date". The Justice Department declined to comment on whether or when a possible indictment for McCabe might come down.

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