Despite conflicting reports that he had resigned or been fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is still on the job and will meet with President Trump on Thursday.
Sarah Sanders made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Rosenstein plotted to secretly record President Trump and wanted to use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, the New York Times reported last week.
According to USA Today:
“President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are expected to meet on Thursday after a report last week in the New York Times that said Rosenstein had talked of possibly invoking the 25th Amendmentto remove Trump from office, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday.
Rosenstein had discussed his possible resignation in a meeting Saturday with White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said Rosenstein headed to the White House for another meeting with Kelly on Monday and had expected to be fired, but it does not appear that his status has changed.
Sanders said Trump, who is in New York for the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, had an “extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories.”
“Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.,” Sanders added. “