Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting

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Trump is infuriated by what he says is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" into whether Russian Federation conspired with Trump's campaign during his shock 2016 election win.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave an unhinged press conference in which he, among other things, said George Washington might have committed sexual assault, attacked Canada, denied the fact that the entire United Nations laughed at him yesterday, and referred to a Kurdish reporter as "Mr. Kurd".

Reports surfaced Monday that Rosenstein was anxious about being fired after the New York Times reported last week that Rosenstein had in meetings suggested having DOJ officials wear wires for their conversations with the president and also raised the 25th Amendment, which outlines the process a vice president or Cabinet members can take to remove a president from office.

"I may call Rod tonight or tomorrow and ask for a little bit of a delay to the meeting", Trump said. Rosenstein denied the story. "I'll be watching", Mr. Trump said of the televised hearing.

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Rosenstein and Trump are scheduled to talk Thursday at the White House. But after meeting with chief of staff John Kelly and speaking by phone with Trump, he got a reprieve with the Trump meeting scheduled for Thursday. I would certainly prefer not doing that. And while many of Trump's allies have urged caution, fearing a trap, moments ago Axios reported that Rosenstein has made a decision to preempt that step by verbally resigning to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge. A successor to Rosenstein could end or limit Mueller's inquiry. Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Tuesday that the group wants Rosenstein to answer questions about the explosive New York Times piece.

So Rosenstein's departure - possibly putting someone more pliable in his place - would set off alarm bells over the future independence of a probe which has the potential to rock the entire Trump presidency.

Just last Friday, Trump referred in a speech to supporters to a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department that he would soon eradicate.

Trump then asked other reporters in the room if they were Kurdish.

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