Rosenstein Joked About Secretly Recording Trump: Officials

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www.nbcwashington.com—Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures outlined in the Constitution's 25th Amendment, according to sources familiar with his conversations. The sources were responding to a New York Times report that Rosenstein, in the tumultuous spring of 2017, had discussed with other Justice and FBI officials the possibility of recruiting...

Fight about whether Rosenstein helped obstruct justice followed his 'joke' about secretly recording Trump: report. A fight between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the former acting director of the FBI led to the infamous “joking” suggestion that an official wear a wire to secretly record Donald Trump. Based on interviews with Justice Department officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Washington Post reported that a feud between Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, the embattled former acting FBI director, ensued following the meeting where the deputy AG allegedly brought up …