In a recent meeting, President Trump spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff about replacing him, several people with knowledge of the discussion told The Washington Post on Wednesday. Trump met with Matt Whitaker after The New York Times reported last month that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to record Trump. The White House was interested in having Whitaker replace Rosenstein as acting deputy attorney general, and the conversation moved on to him taking over for Sessions, the Post reports. It wasn't clear if Trump wanted Whitaker to become the official nominee to replace Sessions, or if it would just be temporary. The plan was ultimately dropped.
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