Rod Rosenstein on his way to White House expecting to be fired

DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

NYT stands by Rosenstein story, says response from DOJ not consistent with reporting

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired following the reports about his early tenure within the Justice Department but had not actually stepped down as he traveled to the White House on Monday morning for a meeting. He plans to step down, Axios reported.

The news comes after the New York Times reported last week that Rosenstein had brought up the 25th Amendment and taping the president, something a Justice Department official said was done in jest.

Mr Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia inquiry.

Trump was not at the White House; he traveled to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Rosenstein strongly denied the report.

Update 3: Now there are more sources saying he won't resign and will force Trump to fire him.

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"Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment", Rosenstein said.

He reportedly became alarmed after Trump cited a memo written by Rosenstein to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. If Rosenstein were to leave office, U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco would be in line to oversee the Russian Federation probe.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for that move. As for Rosenstein's future, Trump says, "We will make a determination". Trump laid blame for the controversy at the feet of his attorney general.

But he said when asked about Rosenstein: "I've been pretty clear since the beginning of service here in this administration, if you can't be on the team, if you're not supporting this mission, then maybe you just ought to find something else to do".

Rosenstein served in the Justice Department for almost three decades.

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