Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing Russia probe, has offered to resign

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has"not remotely heard talk of invoking the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump

Top Republicans on Sunday called for the appointment of a new special counsel to examine the apparent deep-seated, anti-Trump animus inside the Justice Department, citing revelations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president.

The lawyers say Rosenstein, Mueller and the entire Justice Department are biased against the president, part of a so-called "Deep State" anti-Trump conspiracy.

A second source told Axios that Rosenstein is "expecting to be fired" so he plans to step down.

"The New York Times' story is inaccurate and factually incorrect", Rosenstein said.

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Trump also said Rosenstein, a former USA attorney, was "hired by Jeff Sessions".

The Times said Rosenstein told Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials the secret recordings could be used to expose the chaos of the administration after revelations that Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him and also divulged classified information to Russians in the Oval Office.

The removal of Rosenstein could became another flashpoint in the midterm congressional races, as Republicans are seeking to prevent the Democrats from gaining control of the House - where the impeachment process could be initiated - and possibly the Senate after November 6.

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Mr. Trump left open the possibility of relieving Rosenstein of his duties in an interview with Geraldo Rivera.

But in Washington, more cautious voices warned of outcry on Capitol Hill if Trump moved to fire the man who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

"[Robert Mueller's investigation] will continue as is, Bob Mueller will just have a different boss", Napolitano said, regardless of who is in charge of Mueller.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein addresses the New York City Bar Association's White Collar Crime Institute in New York, May 9, 2018. President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director the week before, the sources said.

Rosenstein would not be meeting in person on Monday with Trump, who is in NY attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Rosenstein's decisions, including the renewal of a warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser, have prompted furious Twitter outbursts from the president.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose private memos document comments made by Rosenstein, said Monday he was concerned that a Rosenstein departure would put the investigation at risk. "They will meet on Thursday when the president returns to Washington".

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