Trump, Rosenstein speak, will meet Thursday about deputy attorney general’s future

WASHINGTON —┬áThe White House said President Donald Trump and his embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke on Monday and will meet Thursday at the White House amid uncertainty about Rosenstein’s fate.

Thursday is the same day Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers are set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and Rosenstein had “an extended conversation” Monday “to discuss the recent news stories” at Rosenstein’s request.

Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia election meddling, had been expecting to be fired Monday after after critical comments he made about Trump.

Trump is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, so the two will meet Thursday “when the President returns to Washington, D.C.”