Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire to secretly record the president and raised the possibility of forcibly removing him through the 25th Amendment, The New York Times reported Friday.
The bombshell story cited unnamed people saying Rosenstein considered taping President Trump in the White House in the aftermath of Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Rosenstein reportedly proposed such steps because he was alarmed by the chaos consuming the presidency in the early days that followed Comey’s firing, according to the Times.
The Times cited unnamed people who “were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by FBI officials.”
Rosenstein broadly denied the allegations.