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the best thing we can do is finish it appropriately US deputy Attorney General rob Rosenstein who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and president Donald trump's campaign is expected to step down by mid March that's according to a justice department official said the departure was not related to renewed allegations that he considered wearing a wire in meetings with trump and using the US constitution's twenty Fifth Amendment to remove him from office Rosenstein had been expected to leave shortly after the arrival of new Attorney General William Barr who is confirmed by the Senate last week nomination is confirmed the allegation he suggested secretly recording Trumper back in the spotlight following interviews this week with former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who confirmed a New York times report that Rosenstein considered recruiting cabinet members to oust the president Rosenstein was actually open lady , talking about whether there was a majority of the cabinet who would vote to remove the president that's correct , counting votes , or possible votes Rosenstein said both the time story in McCabe's account were quote inaccurate and factually incorrect which a justice department spokeswoman re iterated after the airing of his sixty minutes interaction day still the allegation prompted the president's allies in Congress to vow to investigate where the Rosenstein a registered Republican was trying to instigate a coup where democracy people enforce the law can't take it in their own hands and was this an attempted , right it could %HESITATION Rosenstein said his discussions about the twenty Fifth Amendment were meant in jest not part of a plan on Monday trump accused both McCabe and Rosenstein of planning a quote very illegal act which you described in a tweet as treasonous between storm extended into Tuesday with the president again calling the Russia probe a witch hunt Attorney General Barr now has oversight of that investigation