Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

Scott Olson via Getty Images

Scott Olson via Getty Images

Trump told officers at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando on Monday that "the crime spree is a awful blight" and "there's no reason for what's going on there".

There has been widespread speculation that Trump might oust Rosenstein, a frequent target of Trump's tweeted criticism, after a New York Times report that he had made remarks about Trump's fitness for office and offered to record conversations with him.

"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 unsafe city to one of the safest city in the country and I think the safest big city in the country, so it works", the president said.

"The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?"' Trump said later to an audience of police officials.

Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"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 to one of the safest city in the country and I think the safest big city in the country, so it works", Trump said. That will be very nice. "I look forward to flying with him".

Trump and Rosenstein met for about 30 minutes during the flight, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said, declining to provide further details about the private discussion other than to say that Rosenstein still had a job. But Trump postponed the meeting amid an all-consuming confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The deputy attorney general left the plane walking side by side with the White House chief of staff, John Kelly.

Trump also indicated that he was ready to keep working with Rosenstein. 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. Democrats believe it would raise questions about whether Trump would shut down the Mueller probe, which could energize their voters in House and Senate races.

Though shooting deaths in Chicago are down, President Trump on Monday revived a favorite campaign theme when he slammed gun violence in the Windy City - and urged cops there to launch "stop and frisk" policies to reduce the murder rate. Rosenstein said he never pursued recording the President and denied any suggestion he advocated for Trump's removal.

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