Trump considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to keep Mueller in check: report
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals)

President Donald Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the aftermath of the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's office and residence. The move would be done to "check" special counsel Robert Mueller, CNN's sources say.


CNN reported that firing Rosenstein is "one of several options -- including going so far as to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- Trump is weighing" since Cohen's raid.

Earlier in the day, CNN's Kaitlan Collins tweeted that Sessions was seen leaving the White House, though it remains unclear whether the appearance was related.