In remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, President Trump announced that he has directed the attorney general's office take a more active role in curbing Chicago's wave of gun violence, and said he has recommended the Justice Department work with local authorities to implement "stop and frisk" in the city.
Trump added that has a "good relationship" with Rosenstein and that there's been "no collusion".
Hours before Trump addressed the police chiefs, a handful of protesters outside the Orange County Convention Center waved signs reading "Sexual Predators Belong in Jail Not as President or Supreme Court" and "We Wish You Were Fake News".
Asked if Rosenstein still has the job, Gidley replied, "Yes". But when he showed up at the White House last Monday to meet with Kelly, he left the meeting unscathed.
"Rudy Giuliani when he was mayor of New York City had a very strong program of stop and frisk, and it went from an unacceptably unsafe city in one of the safest cities in the country, and I think the safest big city in the country". Rosenstein said he never pursued recording the President and denied any suggestion he advocated for Trump's removal.
"I said, 'Brett, congratulations". As he walked out of the executive mansion that day, Kelly made sure to join him and shook his hand in view of photographers.
On the tarmac in Orlando, Trump said the conversation with Rosenstein was "great!"
"The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?'" Trump said at the start of his speech after he thanked Rosenstein for being there and noted the intense media interest.
House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte says he plans to subpoena the Justice Department for memos Andrew McCabe wrote during his tenure as acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Other Trump allies in the House are even saying the matter could warrant Congress doing what the president opted against this week.
The ACLU found Chicago Police officers made more than a 250,000 stops from May through August 2014 without arrests, far more than in New York City at the peak of that police department's stop-and-frisk practices.