Lindsey Graham on Rosenstein Story: ‘There’s a Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump

Rosenstein has been a frequent punching bag for Trump supporters for appointing Special Counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017 to take over a federal probe of suspected Russian meddling in the US election and potential coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

The report, which Rosenstein denies, claimed he voice a plan to attempt to organize the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment against the president during the fallout of his firing of FBI Director James Comey. "But there's a bureaucratic against President Trump being un... discovered here".

"Who are we kidding at this point?" he tweeted, above a link to the Times article.

Washington was convulsed this month by the release of Woodward's book on the inner workings of the White House - which he described as mired in a perpetual "nervous breakdown" with staff battling to control an unstable president. They tried to destroy this president. He added that he did not know "what Rosenstein did, but I know what McCabe or Page and Strzok did".

Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 as the special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation.

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Trump has repeatedly pressured Rosenstein and Sessions to shut down what he calls an illegal "witch hunt".

Read the full report at Fox News.

"But it is certainly a very sad story when you see it", Trump said. At a rally in Missouri on Friday night, the president said there was a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department that "we're going to get rid of". If Rosenstein's involved, he should be fired.

Neither Rosenstein, President Trump, nor DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz should be making decisions on reports of this "coup", Graham said.

He reportedly became alarmed after Trump cited a memo written by Rosenstein to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

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