Any termination or resignation of Rosenstein has the potential to affect the special counsel's investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign since Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to the job of special counsel and closely oversees his work.
Asked by a reporter on Monday if he had any plans to fire Rosenstein, Trump said: "No I don't, no".
"I have directed the Attorney General's office to immediately go to the great city of Chicago to help straighten out the bad shooting wave", he said.
"It looks like another big one, but we've handled them well", the president said.
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President Donald Trump touted his commitment to law enforcement in Orlando today, urging Chicago to adopt controversial "stop-and-frisk" policies and calling the critics and accusers of newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh "evil people". The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY.
The White House says that the President's Monday appearance was not a campaign rally, despite the fact that he has thrown his support behind Governor Rick Scott's run for Senate and Florida Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. As he walked out of the executive mansion that day, Kelly made sure to join him and shook his hand in view of photographers.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's work been overseen by Rosenstein since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation. They also say terminating either Justice official would be Trump's opening move toward eventually firing Mueller or shutting down his investigation.
And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters late last month that he hoped the deputy AG "stays in place".
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Should Democrats take the House in November's midterm elections, such talk from a senior Democratic leader could spawn impeachment proceedings.
There has been widespread speculation that Trump might oust Rosenstein, a frequent target of Trump's tweeted criticism, after a New York Times report that he had made remarks about Trump's fitness for office and offered to record conversations with him.
Both men will likely see their futures re-evaluated after the elections, Trump advisers have said.
Trump allies have urged the president not to fire Rosenstein, saying it would create more problems than it solves, according to USA Today. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
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