According to an explosive New York Times report Friday, Rosenstein suggested secretly recording the president "to expose the chaos consuming the administration" in meetings with Department of Justice and FBI officials shortly after taking control of the Russian Federation investigation in 2017. Rosenstein told Andrew McCabe, then acing Federal Bureau of Investigation director, that he believed he could persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John Kelly to join this effort, the Times reported.
He said there is also other reports Rosenstein did say such things while meeting with then-Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page, but that he was "joking".
"I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda", he said.
In a bombshell report this afternoon by the New York Times, it has been revealed that multiple anonymous sources working within the FBI and DOJ have come forward to divulge information pertaining to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's actions and thoughts early past year, shortly after he took over the Russian Federation investigation.
The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to take over the top job in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or serious impairment that would prevent the president from doing the job. The report, which Rosenstein denied, creates even greater uncertainty for him in his position at a time when Trump has lambasted Justice Department leadership and publicly humiliated both him and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Rosenstein responded to the Times' report by saying it was "inaccurate" and "incorrect".
Russia: Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian
Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov also played a recording said to be of "intercepted talks of Ukrainian soldiers". On the day that MH17 crashed, a rebel commander posted that his troops had shot down a Ukrainian military plane.
"Andrew McCabe drafted memos to memorialize significant discussions he had with high level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate, contemporaneous record of those discussions". (Amazingly, Rosenstein considered calling Comey five days after assisting in his firing in order to seek his judgment about a special counsel.) And people who were with Rosenstein at the time said that his suggestions regarding the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire exemplify "how erratically [Rosenstein] was behaving while he was taking part in the interviews for a replacement F.B.I. director, considering the appointment of a special counsel and otherwise running the day-to-day operations of the more than 100,000 people at the Justice Department". "He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos", Bromwich added. When he announced the move, Trump originally cited Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement that "this story must not be used as a pretext for the corrupt objective of firing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in order install an official who will allow the president to interfere with the Special Counsel's investigation".
"Well, what do you want me to do, Andy, wear a wire?"
In conversations with allies, the report continues, the Deputy Attorney General vowed be would be "vindicated" for memo being pinned on him.
"Before we all decide that the president will accept this at face value, I think we need to contemplate that they've increasingly had a good relationship and the president may see this exactly the way that Rosenstein does", Vance said.
Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrives for a closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 28, 2018. Despite the president's decision to declassify the documents, it is not clear when they will be made public.
And believe it or not, Canadian-American closeup magician Shin Lim was crowned the victor of America's Got Talent season 13. The guys have a special connection, as Simon begged Garth to write a song just for Michael.and the country singer obliged.
Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley had invited Kavanaugh to testify in regards to the accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford . Ford's lawyers said on Tuesday she would not appear before the Senate until after the FBI investigates the allegations.
Mr Musk has said he wants the rocket to be ready for an unpiloted trip to Mars in 2022, with a crewed flight in 2024. Asked why the company made further changes, Musk said he "did not like the aesthetics" of the previous version.
TESS is picking up the exoplanet-hunting mantle from Kepler and is targeting stars much brighter than Kepler investigated. TESS transmits images every two weeks, each time the satellite's unusual cis-lunar orbit returns it closest to Earth.
The web was created by Tetragnatha spiders , a type of spider that falls in the long-jawed orb weaver classification. The webs cover palm trees and plants in an area at least 300 metres long, the Daily Hellas reports.
It would be foolish to insert Winston in for week 4 if the Buccaneers are winning while Fitzpatrick is in the lineup. Fitzpatrick tied Joe Namath's 1972 record throwing four 50+ yard touchdown passes in the first two games of a season.
The report of new Amazon Go stores follows the opening of two new Amazon Go locations, in Seattle and Chicago, earlier this month. Meanwhile, the 2,000-square-foot Chicago store marks the first Amazon Go outside Amazon's hometown of Seattle.
Ford alleges that she was attacked by a drunken Kavanaugh at a high school party they both attended in the 80's. Anita Hill came forward in 1991 to say that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.
Police have released surveillance video showing the person of interest walking in the area around the time of the deadly attack. As Martinez approached the intersection, people across the street were outside on a restaurant patio, enjoying dinner.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson expecting baby No. 3
Simpson sports a flowy bohemian dress and oversized black sunglasses in the photo, her signature blonde hair in loose waves. On Tuesday, the 38-year-old singer announced the happy news on Instagram , sharing that she's pregnant with a baby girl.
New Doctor Who Trailer Shows the 13th Doctor in Action
With her beaming smile and colorful outfit, Whittaker and new showrunner Chris Chibnall are bringing in a new age for Doctor Who . Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh , Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill .
China trade war could last 20 years, says Ma
It comes after Ma's warning that the US-China trade war could continue for 20 years. " Trade should be the propeller of peace ". Donald Trump and Jack Ma met in NY in January 2017. "It´s exciting to have more than a dozen years to take on a new career".