Shortly into his tenure as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein reportedly talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to declare President Trump unfit to serve, The New York Times reports. Rosenstein additionally said in meetings that he might be able to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security, onboard with the effort, the Times reports. He also reportedly suggested the idea of wearing a wire to secretly record Trump. The Times notes that an unnamed Justice Department spokeswoman said Rosenstein made the suggestion "sarcastically," but other sources told the paper that he was serious. Rosenstein told the Times in a statement that the story is "inaccurate," adding that "there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment."
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