A report in the New York Times was released today that said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have secretly recorded President Trump in order to invoke the 25th Amendment. He also said he was planning to enlist other cabinet members to help amid the chaos with the DOJ and FBI.
Could he be the secret New York Times op-ed writer?
Not so fast. Rosenstein denies all of it.
Rosenstein told Fox News, “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he said. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”
The paper, however, says they have several credible sources to back the story up.
From the Fox News report:
Details, according to The Times, were confirmed by sources who were briefed on the discussions or memos written about the discussions, by McCabe and others.
McCabe’s attorney issued a statement apparently acknowledging that such memos exist.
“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,” McCabe’s attorney Michael Bromwich said in a statement. “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. A set of those memos remained at the FBI at the time of his departure in late January 2018. He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos.”
Donald Trump Jr. was NOT happy about this.
Shocked!!! Absolutely Shocked!!! Ohhh, who are we kidding at this point? No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine @realdonaldtrump.
Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment https://t.co/ZTEwS8E1iJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 21, 2018
The White House hasn’t commented on the story, but a tweet from President Trump is probably forthcoming.