5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report

5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report

The President's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the Times story and said: "No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine ⁦‪@realDonaldTrump‬⁩". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

The remarks about secretly recording Trump and the 25th Amendment were made "in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials".

The report comes after an opinion piece, authored by an unnamed Trump administration official, was published earlier this month in the New York Times saying that Cabinet members had "whispered" about invoking the 25th Amendment because of Trump's increasing erratic behavior.

In addition, Levin cautioned conservatives to consider why the Times - with its record of inaccurate reporting on the Trump administration - would have wanted to expose a threat to Trump.

He also reportedly discussed attempting to convince members of Trump's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would declare the president unfit for office.

In response to the story, McCabe's attorney's issued the following statement to ABC News: "Andrew McCabe drafted memos to memorialize significant discussions he had with high-level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate, contemporaneous record of those discussions".

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"The Special Counsel's office ... would like nothing more than the President of the United States to fire Rosenstein to claim that he is truly obstructing an investigation, trying to influence their investigation, and then write it up as, effectively, as in Watergate, a "Saturday Night Massacre" of sorts".

This is a developing story. Sitting in on Mr. Trump's interviews with prospective F.B.I. directors and facing attacks for his own role in Mr. Comey's firing, Mr. Rosenstein had an up-close view of the tumult. Trump has openly suggested firing Mueller himself - and quietly discussed firing Rosenstein and replacing him with a political ally who would get rid of Mueller.

"Mr. Rosenstein, give Congress the McCabe memos that we asked for in July and all the other documents we've requested so we can all judge for ourselves", tweeted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the found of the caucus.

Not long after those reports, Trump said McCabe "never took notes" in meetings and suggested that his memos were "fake".

This would have been in the tumultuous days after James Comey was sacked as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, with the president citing in part a memo penned by Rosenstein. The Justice Department declined to comment on whether or when a possible indictment for McCabe might come down. None of the people interviewed said that they knew of him ever consulting Kelly or Sessions. McCabe was sacked in March 2018, just days shy of a federal pension, after reports from the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility accused him of leaking to the press and "lacking candor".

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