Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein flying with Trump to Florida

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein flying with Trump to Florida

President Donald Trump was in Orlando Monday to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference.

"I didn't know Rod before, but I got to know him and I get along very well with him", Trump said.

The president frequently brings up the IL city when he's talking about crime, and he suggested Chicago consider bringing back the controversial policy used by former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani, who is also Trump's lawyer.

Asked if Rosenstein still has the job, Gidley replied, "Yes". It was the most extensive known meeting between the two since the New York Times report.

As the plan was taking shape, Rosenstein went to the White House expecting he would be fired but wound up staying in his job.

Rosenstein took over the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had been involved with the campaign, recused himself.

"Rudy Giuliani when he was mayor of New York City had a very strong program of stop and frisk, and it went from an unacceptably risky city in one of the safest cities in the country, and I think the safest big city in the country". They postponed the meeting amid the Kavanaugh confirmation battle and speculation has abounded that Trump might fire Rosenstein.

Washington was briefly abuzz on September 24 when Rosenstein headed to the White House to meet with chief of staff John Kelly, but reports that the retired Marine Corps general was handing him a pink slip turned out to be inaccurate.

The President told reporters on Monday that he has no plans to fire Rosenstein. He survived again on Monday.

Thank you as well to our Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for being here.

Emanuel said he doesn't "want to get into a statistical" debate with Trump. First Lady Melania Trump will not attend, with her office citing a long-standing prior commitment. So far, most Republicans are sticking by Trump, but if the party concludes his antics since taking office contributed to the GOP losing the House - and possibly the Senate - then the impeachment math could swing against him.

White House officials have told The Post that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein before the midterm elections in November.

"Just look at what is now being exposed in the Department of Justice and the FBI", Trump had said at a rally, "look at what's going on".

Other Trump allies in the House are even saying the matter could warrant Congress doing what the president opted against this week.

The use of "stop-and-frisk" has since been dramatically reduced in NY, with fewer than 11,000 stops reported in 2017 compared to more than 680,000 in 2011.

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