President Donald Trump will not meet with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the latter's future at the Department of Justice until after the Senate finishes the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump spoke with reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One Tuesday afternoon and was asked about Rosenstein, whose future in the Trump administration may be in jeopardy.
"I don't want to interrupt what's happening with Judge Kavanaugh," Trump said, according to The Hill.
It was reported less than two weeks ago that Rosenstein talked about secretly recording Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to get him removed from office in 2017. Rosenstein denied saying that, but Trump said he would like to meet with the No. 2 official at the DOJ to hear his side of the story.
The two men were slated to meet at the White House last week, but Kavanaugh's ongoing confirmation process — which has gotten ugly amid allegations that he sexually assaulted women more than three decades ago and drank too much alcohol in high school and college — has gotten in the way.
It's unclear whether Trump will fire Rosenstein, but it's worth noting that polls suggest it would be a bad idea to dismiss him because of the Russia investigation, which Rosenstein is overseeing.
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