February 2, 2018 / 10:15 PM / 8 months ago

White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House official said on Friday that there has been no discussions or considerations about firing Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein looks on at a summit about combating human trafficking at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

President Donald Trump had appeared to raise that possibility earlier on Friday when asked whether he retained confidence in Rosenstein in the fallout over a Republican memo about the ongoing Russia probe. “You figure that one out,” Trump had replied.

Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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