The New York Times released a bombshell report–claiming that Assistant FBI Director Rod Rosenstein attempted to secretly record President Trump to remove him from office.
The Times reported that Rosenstein had discussed wearing a “wire” to secretly record the President, and then advocate for his removal.
Rosenstein apparently wanted to do so because he was livid that Trump had fired his boss, former FBI Director James Comey.
According to The Times, Rosenstein’s plan was never put in motion, and it’s unclear how seriously he actually considered secretly recording the President.
Rosenstein, for his part, has denied the story ever happened.
“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he said in a statement. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”