President Trump told The Wall Street Journal he has a “fantastic” relationship with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The comment marks a stark shift in the relationship between the two men.
The president has personally attacked Rosenstein, who began overseeing the special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
According to the Journal, that dynamic has changed, and Rosenstein visits the White House as often as three times per week. Trump reportedly seeks out Rosenstein’s advice on hot-button issues such as immigration.
In a statement provided to the Journal, the Department of Justice said Rosenstein and Trump have a “productive working relationship.”
Rosenstein’s improved standing with the president comes amid growing tension between Trump and Sessions, Rosenstein’s superior at the Justice Department.
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