WASHINGTON -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired and will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday.

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expecting to be fired
  • He's overseen probe into Russian interference into Trump campaign
  • NY Times said last week that he wanted to secretly record Trump

The news is being reported by the Associated Press and CNN.

According to sources who had knowledge of memos penned by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump's conversations and wanted to recruit Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The New York Times was the first to report this last week.

Rosenstein has denied the Times' story.

He and Trump have had an "extended conversation" about recent news stories. Because Trump is at the United Nations General Assembly, he and Rosenstein has agreed to meet Thursday to discuss the matter further.

Rosenstein has overseen Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence in the Trump campaign. Trump has dubbed the investigation a "witch hunt."