President Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet Thursday, according to a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” the statement said. “Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.” The announcement comes amid reports that Rosenstein headed to the White House Monday morning expecting to be fired. A source familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast that he “has not submitted a resignation and is still the Deputy Attorney General.” Last week, an explosive New York Times report included allegations that Rosenstein once floated the idea of secretly recording the president and discussed enlisting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein has vehemently denied the allegations.
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