During a rally in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, President Donald Trump praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and took aim at the “lingering stench” in the Department of Justice.
After calling Kavanaugh — who is facing an allegation of sexual misconduct while he was a teen — “a fantastic man” who was born for the Supreme Court during a riff on Sen. Claire McCaskill, Trump told the raucous rally crowd that while “we have great people in the Department of Justice,” there are “some real bad ones” too.
“You’ve seen what’s happened at the FBI. They’re all gone,” Trump said. “They’re all gone. They’re all gone. But there’s a lingering stench we’re going to get rid of that, too.”
Trump did not mention Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by name. However, Trump’s comments come on the same day as an explosive New York Times report claiming Rosenstein once suggested secretly recording Trump and recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25 Amendment.
Rosenstein has denied the claims made in the Times report.
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