Trump Asked Rod Rosenstein If He Was 'On My Team'

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"I'm saying it on behalf of the White House, and that's that no changes are going to be made at the Department of Justice", Shah said Friday night on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront".

President Donald Trump had appeared to raise that possibility earlier on Friday when asked whether he retained confidence in Rosenstein in the fallout over a Republican memo about the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

President Donald Trump offered a cryptic answer when asked if he planned to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reading a highly-controversial memo compiled by Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes.

On March 2, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Session recused himself from any investigations into the 2016 presidential campaign.

According to fired FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony and previous reports citing White House staffers, President Trump demands loyalty from those who work for him.

"Nobody's asked me to take a loyalty pledge, other than the oath of office", Rosenstein said. In some instances, experts see a clear violation; in others, a series of improper comments and acts whose cumulative effect is that the attorney general is, in fact, a player in the Russian Federation investigation.

The tweet was the latest in a series from Comey this week as Trump clashed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the release of the GOP-written memo. Sessions and Rosenstein met with Trump at the White House the day before Comey was sacked, and the president asked them to put in writing a rationale for the dismissal. But Trump can fire Rosenstein.

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Schiff expressed concern over the possibility that Trump feels he's unable to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, and instead would remove Rosenstein.

Whatever the president's frustrations with the deputy attorney general, firing him is wrought with political peril.

But the Tea Party Patriots, a conservative group, have already released ads, according to the website Axios, demanding that Rosenstein either "do his job or resign".

When asked if there were conversations about possibly firing Rosenstein, Gidley said: "No, not to my knowledge".

"'There are no current plans to release the House Intelligence Committee's memo, ' White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on CNN Wednesday morning, noting that Trump had not "seen or been briefed" on the memo's contents before he made those comments Tuesday night".

"The President understands that the protection of our national security represents his highest obligation", White House counsel Don McGahn wrote in the letter, which was dated Friday.

But the memo wastes little time mentioning the deputy attorney general.