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Rosenstein's Job May Be Safe After All

Trump says he has no plans to fire deputy AG: 'I get along very well with him'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2018 10:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump is flying to Florida on Monday, and one of his fellow passengers aboard Air Force One drew the attention of reporters: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That's the same Rod Rosenstein who was rumored to be on the brink of dismissal just two weeks ago after a report alleging that he talked about secretly taping the president. So does Trump plan to fire him? "No I don't, no," the president told reporters before the flight, per Reuters. "I didn't know Rod before, but I've gotten to know him, and I get along very well with him."

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Rosenstein, of course, is the Justice Department official in charge of the Robert Mueller investigation, and the Hill notes that Trump made reference to that. "I actually have a good relationship," he said of Rosenstein, "other than there's been no collusion, folks, no collusion." And the meeting aboard the plane didn't sound too menacing: "I look forward to being with him, that'll be very nice," Trump said. "We're going to be talking. We'll be talking on the plane." (Read more Rod Rosenstein stories.)

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