Trump latest news – According to ABC News sources, Attorney General Rod Rosenstein informed President Donald Trump only a week ago that he’s not a target of the investigation regarding his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
The sources claim AG Rod Rosenstein mentioned the Cohen probe during a meeting, The Department of Justice has declined to comment on the matter at this stage.
Trump has threatened to fire Rosenstein repeatedly, as well as both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia interference investigation regarding the 2016 presidential election and alleged ties to Trump associates.
However, on Wednesday, The President seemed to take a different stance when responding to a reporter’s question if he would fire the three officials by saying “they’re still here.”
“They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months,” Trump said while in Florida. “And they’re still here. We want to get the investigation over with, done with, put it behind us. And we have to get back to business.”
The president has been “less inclined” to meet with Mueller to sit down for an interview since an FBI raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room on April 9, according to ABC sources.
Trump’s legal team sat down with Mueller’s office about a potential interview with the president on the same day as the FBI Cohen raid.
Longtime friend of Trump Rudy Giuliani has joined the Trump legal team and will be part of all negotiations with special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office from now on.
Former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani says his job is to help Mueller get “what he needs to wrap it up” and to “try to negotiate a way to get this over with.”
Giuliani’s joining comes after the President’s team searched for several weeks to fill the spot left by the departure of Trump’s lead attorney, John Dowd.
Sources told ABC News Dowd quit because he felt the President was taking less of his advice.