Trump says he may delay meeting with Rosenstein

Arturo Kim
September 27, 2018

A constitutional attorney believes that United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will likely not go down easily when he meets with President Donald Trump on Thursday.

Rosenstein, who has overseen the Russian Federation investigation ever since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, soon after appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to prosecute the case.

U.S. President Donald Trump denied diplomats laughed at him during his speech before the UN General Assembly, and rebuffed accusations of sexual harassment during a lengthy news conference in NY on Wednesday.

Trump scheduled the meeting for Thursday, the same day that Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers, are set to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I may call Rod tonight or tomorrow and ask for a little bit of a delay to the meeting", Trump said. "I'll be watching", Mr. Trump said of the televised hearing.

"There's no obstruction except for the fact that I fight back, if you call that obstruction", he said.

Trump says he may delay meeting with Rosenstein
Trump says he may delay meeting with Rosenstein

Mark Meadows says Rosenstein should answer questions about reports that he floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump.

Even allies say that nothing should be done before the November midterm congressional elections in six weeks, arguing that the ensuing row would fuel expected Democratic momentum for making gains in the legislature. "I think he may have some confidence that history will be kinder to him than politicians are".

Rosenstein, who has repeatedly denied the reports, also contemplated pursuing Trump's removal in the spring of 2017, according to the Times, when the White House had been plunged into chaos following Comey's firing.

"The fake news said people laughed at President Trump", he said. Trump has been critical of Rosenstein's oversight of the probe, but the two have at times displayed a warm working relationship, and Rosenstein has been spared some of the more personal and antagonistic broadsides leveled against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The question now is for how much longer.

He joined the department in 1990, serving as a public corruption prosecutor, a Tax Division supervisor and a member of independent counsel Ken Starr's Whitewater team.

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