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ON FIRING HIS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

September 28, 2018

Trump said he’d “certainly prefer not” to fire his Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia investigation. And he said he may delay their highly anticipated Thursday meeting to avoid distracting from the Kavanaugh hearing.

“I would much prefer keeping Rod Rosenstein,” Trump said, adding that Rosenstein had denied reports he’d discussed possibly secretly recording the president and using the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Trump also said he may call Rosenstein later Wednesday evening to ask for a “little bit of a delay to the meeting” because he doesn’t “want to do anything that gets in the way of this very important Supreme Court pick.”

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