White Home Reporters Slammed for Asking ‘Ridiculous’ Questions, From Tokyo Olympics to Sarah Sanders

A New York Times story alleging that Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attempted to convince FBI officials to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump, with the intention of convincing the Cabinet to step on the 25th amendment to invoke to remove question.

Rosenstein’s alleged remarks came during a meeting attended by then-FBI director Andrew McCabe and now former FBI attorney Lisa Page. He also allegedly made “the remarks about Mr. Trump’s secret tapping and the 25th change in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and FBI officials,” the Times reported.

However, according to NBC News, it is clear that Rosenstein was sarcastic.

NBC News has now been informed by a source in the room that while Rosenstein had discussed wearing a wire on the president, it was sarcastic. Former FBI director Andrew McCabe seems to have a different memory.

– Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) September 21, 2018

The New York Times recalled the meeting and found only once that a person had recorded the remarks as sarcastic. This detail does not play a prominent role in the Times coverage.

“A Justice Department spokeswoman also made a statement from a person who was present when Mr. Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire. The person who would not be named confirmed the comment but said Mr. Rosenstein made them sarcastic. “

The Washington Post, meanwhile, went further by questioning the Times story, stating, “Another person at the meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal considerations, insisted that the commentary be added to the tape was said at a moment of sarcasm and the 25th amendment was not discussed. “

“This person said the wire comment was in response to McCabe’s own pressure on the Justice Department to open an investigation into the president. To this, Rosenstein responded with a sarcastic comment that this person referred to as “What are you going to do Andy, are you wiring the President?” Description.

Politico also reports that the comment was sarcastic.

People close to Rosenstein said he likely joked the comments described in the report. One person who was in the room when Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to pick up Trump said the comment was “sarcastic.”

“I remember that meeting and the comment. The statement was sarcastic and was never discussed with the intention of recording a conversation with the President, ”the person said.

Former US attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Trump, weighs:

I don’t know if Rosenstein was seriously considering recording POTUS or being sarcastic, as many outlets report. I’ve known Rod for a long time, he’s a sarcastic guy, and jokes about wiring people are just as common with prosecutors as knock-knock jokes are in elementary school.

– Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) September 21, 2018

Others have also questioned the direction of the Times coverage:

This was obviously a sarcastic comment that is now being used as an excuse to fire Rosenstein and intervene in the Müller investigation. @nytimes needs to issue a revocation right away and face the fact that they are being used in the WH campaign to distract from Kavanaugh.

– Kaz Weida (@kazweida) September 21, 2018

Any guesswork as to how many their level 11 reaction will go back to the Times story after it seems to have been quite an obvious sarcastic side?

– Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 21, 2018

Source in the room: “I remember this meeting and the comment. The statement was sarcastic and was never discussed with the intention of recording a conversation with the President. “Https://t.co/O7Io7J6WUg

– Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 21, 2018

Gosh, what a dangerous piece of junk this @nytimes “story” is. Cheap gossip with no direct sources. Misleading headline. A setup to give Trump an excuse to fire Rosenstein. This cheap insider pseudo-journalism is a shame.

– Patricia Arancibia (@queridapatricia) September 21, 2018

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