In two network television interviews, Mrs. Sanders declined to answer questions about Mr. Rosenstein’s future after reports emerged Monday that he would be leaving the Justice Department. Conflicting reports from multiple news outlets said Mr. Rosenstein was either resigning or being fired, but he remains in his job as of Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Sanders was pressed for greater detail but simply said she wasn’t “going to get ahead of the conversation” between the president and No. 2 official at the Justice Department. Instead, Mrs. Sanders said Mr. Trump was planning to have a “long and good conversation” with Mr. Rosenstein.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Mrs. Sanders said the president is “disappointed” by a number of actions that have taken place at the Justice Department. She said Mr. Trump “wants some answers” from Justice Department officials, which could involve Mr. Rosenstein but also others.
Rumors of Mr. Rosenstein’s departure started Friday after The New York Times reported he discussed secretly wearing a wire to record Mr. Trump and invoked the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
• Gabriella Munoz contributed to this article.
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