US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says allegation that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to remove President Donald Trump is “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
Rosenstein was reacting to a report by the New York Times, citing anonymous sources, that he had suggested secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House.
According to reports, Rosenstein made the remarks after Trump fired the FBI director, James Comey, last year.
Speaking at a rally in Missouri on Friday evening, Trump said that there was a “lingering stench” about what was being exposed at the US Justice Department.
He said he would get rid of it just as his administration “had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI.”