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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein waits to speak at the Compliance Week 13th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

White House mum on whether Trump’s confident in Rod Rosenstein

WASHINGTON — White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving unclear whether President Donald Trump has confidence in the No. 2 man at the Justice Department.

Speaking Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sanders was asked whether her boss has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after a report that he suggested recording Trump and removing him from office.

“The president has confidence in the system,” Sanders replied.

Rosenstein denied the report that first appeared in The New York Times. He expected to be fired on Monday, when he met with John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff. Instead, Rosenstein and Trump talked on the phone and questions about his future were effectively tabled until Thursday.

Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller and his probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

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