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President Trump speaks at International Association of Chiefs of Police convention

President Trump speaks at International Association of Chiefs of Police convention

Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the convention center in Orlando on Monday, President Donald Trump stated, as he has before, that he is sending the Attorney General's office to Chicago "immediately" in response to the violent crime crisis there.

Asked if Rosenstein still has the job, Gidley replied, "Yes".

The deputy attorney general oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference and links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Trump also indicated that he was ready to keep working with Rosenstein.

Rosenstein and Trump had been expected to meet at the White House days later, but that meeting was put off so that the president could focus on a confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Rosenstein has denied the September 21 New York Times report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect". He survived again on Monday.

The President confirmed Monday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will travel aboard Air Force One en route to the convention. Democrats warned doing so would trigger a Constitutional crisis since Mueller had yet to finish his work. First Lady Melania Trump will not attend, with her office citing a long-standing prior commitment. But if he changes his mind, advisers have urged Trump to wait until after the November midterm elections.

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Critics predicted disaster, but Gotham's murder rate continued to fall even as cops cut back on stops - a point Hizzoner hammered home in a tweet after Trump spoke.

But even as Trump has made a decision to leave Rosenstein in place - for now - the matter of what Rosenstein said and proposed doing likely will remain a political issues heading into the homestretch of the midterms - and beyond.

Upon landing in Orlando, Florida, Trump told reporters that his 30-minute conversation with Rosenstein had been "great".

"The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?'" Trump said at the start of his speech after he thanked Rosenstein for being there and noted the intense media interest.

"Just look at what is now being exposed in the Department of Justice and the FBI", Trump had said at a rally, "look at what's going on".

The ACLU found Chicago Police officers made more than a 250,000 stops from May through August 2014 without arrests, far more than in New York City at the peak of that police department's stop-and-frisk practices. "I can tell you that if he does not, there are a number of us that are standing by really with impeachment documents that say we cannot have this kind of activity continue at DOJ".


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