NY Times Reports Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump & Discussed 25th Amendment (Update: Rosenstein Denies)
THE FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE …
The New York Times is reporting that deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit. The information is reported to have come from memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director. McCabe declined to comment. According to a lawyer for Mr. McCabe, his clients memos have been turned over to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in the investigation into whether Trump associates conspired with Russia’s election interference. Interesting.
The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
Mr. Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Mr. Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Mr. Trump had asked Mr. Comey to pledge loyalty and end an investigation into a senior aide.
Mr. Rosenstein was just two weeks into his job. He had begun overseeing the Russia investigation and played a key role in the president’s dismissal of Mr. Comey by writing a memo critical of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But Mr. Rosenstein was caught off guard when Mr. Trump cited the memo in the firing, and he began telling people that he feared he had been used.
Mr. Rosenstein made the remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump and about the 25th Amendment in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials. Several people described the episodes, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Rosenstein’s actions and comments.
If true, Rosenstein needs to be fired immediately. But is it true and one might want to consider the source of this leak. Was it McCabe or maybe the special counsel. Regardless, a special counsel needs to be put in place to investigate the deep state and all that they have done to thwart the Trump presidency and over throw a presidential election.
A question does arise as to why the New York Times would report such a story. I would ask why? Why now? The Times as been a part of the liberal media’s attack on Trump. Why would they report such a story now? Who thinks this is an attempt to rile up Trump so that he fires Rosenstein prior to the 2018 midterms. Isn’t this what was wanted all along? Then the NY Times and the rest of the liberal media gets to cry obstruction of justice. The deep state and the media are very slick and despicable. Do not think they will attempt anything to overthrow this president.
UPDATE I: From the Gateway Pundit, following the New York Times released its report, Andrew McCabe made a statement through his lawyer Michael Bromwich. Interesting, he did not deny The NY Times report.
“Andrew McCabe drafted memos to memorialize significant discussions he had with some high level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate contemporaneous record of those discussions. When he was interviewed by the Special Counsel more than a year ago, he gave all of his memos — classified and unclassified — to the Special Counsel’s office,” Michael Bromwich said in an email.
UPDATE II: Rosenstein denies the report … The Story Is ‘Inaccurate and Factually Incorrect’.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday denied a New York Times report claiming that he suggested last year that he secretly record Donald Trump in the White House and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
“The New York Times‘ story is inaccurate and factually incorrect. I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the [Justice] Department and are advancing their own personal agenda,” Rosenstein said in a statement. “But let me be clear about this: based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”