Not fir­ing Rosen­stein, Trump says; ‘very good re­la­tion­ship’

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Weather -

WASH­ING­TON>> Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said Mon­day he has no plans to fire Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein, de­liv­er­ing a re­prieve for the Jus­tice Depart­ment of­fi­cial whose fu­ture has been the source of in­tense spec­u­la­tion for two weeks.

Trump told re­porters at the White House that he had “a very good re­la­tion­ship” with Rosen­stein and was eager to speak with him aboard Air Force One on a flight to Flor­ida. They did talk, for about 45 min­utes, but not alone, a spokesman said.

The group dis­cussed vi­o­lent crime in Chicago, sup­port for lo­cal law en­force­ment, bor­der se­cu­rity and “gen­eral DOJ busi­ness,” spokesman Ho­gan Gi­d­ley said.

The flight pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for their most ex­ten­sive con­ver­sa­tion since news re­ports last month that Rosen­stein had dis­cussed se­cretly record­ing Trump to ex­pose chaos in the White House and in­vok­ing con­sti­tu­tional pro­vi­sions to get him re­moved from of­fice.

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