Trump: Time to Get Rid of ‘Lingering Stench’ at Justice Department

President Trump appeared to vow to force out unnamed Justice Department officials at a rally in Missouri on Friday night, just hours after a report claimed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had once plotted against him. “I want to tell you, we have great people in the Department of Justice, we have great people. These are people, I really believe, you take a poll, I got to be at 95%,” Trump told a crowd of supporters in Springfield. “But we had some real bad ones—you see what's happened at the FBI, they're all gone, they're all gone, they're all gone. But there's a lingering stench and we're going to get rid of that, too,” he said. While Trump did not name Rosenstein or any other officials, he appeared to reference a New York Times report Friday that said Rosenstein had discussed plans to secretly record him and convince Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment against him. “Just look at what is now being exposed in our Department of Justice and the FBI. Look at what's going on. Look at what's going on,” Trump said. Rosenstein, for his part, has denied the claims made in the report, calling them “absolutely false.”