Former Official Took Rosenstein Comments Seriously

A former FBI official says he thinks Rod Rosenstein was serious about taping President Trump’s conversations and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Former FBI attorney James A. Baker told congressional investigators he conversation happened in May 2017 not long after Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Baker, however, did not attend the meeting and simply didn’t think the deputy AG was joking when he made the comments. Trump recently hinted he will not fire Rosenstein despite months of bad blood between the two over his role overseeing the Mueller Russia investigation.