There’s no plan to fire deputy attorney general Rod J. Rosenstein, said president Donald Trump to the reporters at White House on Monday before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Orlando, Fla.
Rosenstein had earlier made remarks about Trump’s fitness for office and to secretly tape the president.
Trump said, “Looking forward to being with him… We’ll be talking on the plane. I actually have a good relationship other than there’s been no collusion.”
The president hinted at the disputes he had with Rosenstein earlier about investigation into Russia election interference. He alleges Rosenstein had overseen it.
Both traveled to Florida together and a statement from White House revealed they had spoken during the flight for about thirty minutes.
Spokesman Hogan Gidley later confirmed Rosenstein is still into the job and both discussed on several topics like border security, support for great law enforcement officials, International Chiefs of Police event, general DOJ business and how to address violent crime in Chicago.
An earlier meeting schedule in late September was canceled between the two and no new date was announced.
Rosenstein had regularly denied the allegations of secretly taping the president.
Lately, at the United Nations General Assembly press conference Trump said he didn’t had looked to fire Rosenstein.
U.S. is going into midterm elections this November and so firing Rosenstein means public rancor.
Trump said he had a good talk with Rosenstein who denied about having made such remark and he has a good respect to him.
Rosenstein is currently the top official at Justice Department who is overseeing Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating whether the 2016 presidential election was influenced by Russia.
Staying in the job means protection of the Mueller investigations and attacks on Trump that it was a politically motivated witch hunt.
Last year Rosenstein wanted to expose chaos consuming to the Trump administration and to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
His suggestions were made amid such period when the president fired James B. Corney as FBI director. He suggested to secretly tape Trump while in conversations with Justice Department and FBI officials.