Rosenstein denied a September 21 report in the New York Times that alleged he wanted to surreptitiously record Trump and discussed rallying cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president from office.
President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of "stop and frisk" policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Rosenstein took over the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had been involved with the campaign, recused himself.
Fresh off his victory of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, President Trump doubled-down on his commitment to being the "law and order" president by suggesting Chicago could curtail gun violence by using "stop and frisk" - the famous NY law enabling officers to temporarily detain, question, and frisk civilians upon "reasonable suspicion".
"There's no reason for what's going on there", Trump said, adding that the controversial practice where police are able to stop, question and pat-down individuals they deem suspicious works when it is "properly applied".
"I said, 'Brett, congratulations".
Rosenstein has denied the September 21 New York Times report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect". "I haven't heard him say that again to me".
Trump added that has a "good relationship" with Rosenstein and that there's been "no collusion".
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Trump and Rosenstein spoke the week after the report came out and had planned to meet to discuss the issue further but that meeting was postponed, the White House said at the time.
Rosenstein left the White House with his job that day.
Both men will likely see their futures re-evaluated after the elections, Trump advisers have said.
Democrats and some Republican lawmakers have warned Trump for months about firing either Rosenstein or Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
It was not immediately clear whether Trump and Rosenstein talked about the controversy during their 45-minute-long conversation on the flight, where Kelly and another Department of Justice official, Ed O'Callaghan, were also present.
The president mentioned Rosenstein during his speech, thanking him for traveling with him.
"Just look at what is now being exposed in the Department of Justice and the FBI", Trump had said at a rally, "look at what's going on".
The use of "stop-and-frisk" has since been dramatically reduced in NY, with fewer than 11,000 stops reported in 2017 compared to more than 680,000 in 2011.