Rosenstein, Trump Plan Tandem FL Convention Trip

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Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, whose future at the Justice Department has been steeped in drama, is planning to fly with President Trump on Air Force One to an event in Orlando on Monday, reports the Washington Post. Trump is scheduled to speak Monday afternoon at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. It is not unusual for senior Justice Department officials to join Trump at such events.

Trump and Rosenstein were scheduled to meet late last month following reports that Rosenstein wanted to wiretap the president early in his tenure. But Trump postponed the meeting amid an all-consuming confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. It was not immediately clear whether Trump and Rosenstein would hold that meeting on the trip to Florida on Monday. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation of Russian election interference led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, offered to resign last month after reports that he contemplated secretly recording conversations with the president.

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