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US official ‘suggested secretly recording Trump’ to remove him from office

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A report by the New York Times on Saturday said that US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump in the White House to expose the "chaos consuming the administration."

Rosenstein also allegedly discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit.

The NYT reported that Rosenstein made these suggestions in the Spring of 2017 when Trump fired FBI director James Comey over the Russian meddling in the US presidential elections.

Rosenstein denied allegations. He issued a statement saying: "The New York Times's story is inaccurate and factually incorrect.

"I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda.

"But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th amendment."