After meeting delay, Rosenstein to fly with Trump to Florida event

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein

The New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president and invoking the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office. "I haven't heard him say that again to me".

President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of "stop and frisk" policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation's third-largest city. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY.

Trump's visit to the City Beautiful came days after a U.S. Senate Committee voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rosenstein has denied the September 21 New York Times report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect".

The deputy attorney general oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference and links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

It's not clear from Trump's comments if he was aware that the Chicago Police Department already conducts "stop and frisk", but under restrictions stemming from a 2015 agreement.

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The US president had previously floated the idea of firing Rosenstein in April after Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of the office and home of the president's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who has since pleaded guilty to several felonies and taken part in interviews with Mueller's team.

Trump told reporters Monday that he has a "very good relationship" with Rosenstein. He said he has a lot of respect for me.

With the deputy attorney general in tow, President Donald Trump is set to talk about policing and border security to police chiefs from around the world gathered in Florida. He met in person with White House chief of staff John Kelly and spoke by phone with Trump during a tumultuous day that ended with him still in his job.

Sen. Ron Wyden, R-Ore., said recently that if Trump fires Rosenstein "for the goal of protecting himself from the Mueller investigation, that would represent high crimes and misdemeanors". Advisers had also cautioned Trump against doing anything dramatic in the weeks before the midterm elections next month, suggesting Rosenstein's job is safe at least for now.

The ACLU found Chicago Police officers made more than a 250,000 stops from May through August 2014 without arrests, far more than in New York City at the peak of that police department's stop-and-frisk practices.

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