Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump
September 21, 2018 5:09 pm
US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied a report alleging he discussed ousting President Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment.
America’s second most senior law official said it was “inaccurate and factually incorrect”.
The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, also said Mr Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Mr Trump to expose chaos in the White House.
The claims relate to the period when Mr Trump fired FBI chief James Comey.
Mr Comey had been overseeing the FBI investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Trump referred to the “Russia thing” when asked why he was removed.