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After meeting delay, Rosenstein to fly with Trump on Air Force One

Key Points
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will fly with President Donald Trump on Air Force One on Monday.
  •  Trump will speak at the International Association Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando.
President Donald Trump stands alongside Rod Rosenstein (R), US Deputy Attorney General, during a roundtable discussion on immigration at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, New York, May 23, 2018. 
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will fly with President Donald Trump on Air Force One on Monday to a police chiefs' conference in Florida.

The flight may give Trump and Rosenstein their most extensive conversation since last month's news reports that Rosenstein had discussed possibly secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House and invoking constitutional provisions to get him removed from office.

The reports, which Rosenstein denied, fueled speculation that Rosenstein might be fired or resign.

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.

Trump will speak at the International Association Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando.

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Key Points
  • Kavanaugh was tapped in July to become Trump's second pick for the nine-member high court in just two years.
  • The vote follows a politically fraught confirmation process in which Republicans and Democrats grappled over Kavanaugh's views on controversial legal rulings and the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents related to the nominee.
  • Kavanaugh was also accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. He denied the allegations, and the Senate extended the confirmation process to allow for further consideration of his nomination.