Trump and deputy attorney general Rosenstein delay meeting to next week
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and President Donald Trump, composite image.

President Donald Trump spoke to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and they agreed to delay their planned meeting on Thursday until next week so as not to interfere with a Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said on Thursday.

Trump had expected to meet with Rosenstein, who oversees the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, to discuss a news report that he had suggested secretly recording the president and recruiting Cabinet members to remove him from office.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Lisa Lambert