Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump says Chicago police should ‘stop and frisk’ to curb violence

Trump says Chicago police should ‘stop and frisk’ to curb violence

Mr. Trump has meant to meet with Rosenstein for days, after the New York Times reported that Rosenstein had suggested wiretapping the president and invoking the 25th Amendment - claims Rosenstein denied.

Rosenstein oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

During his speech, the president said the duo "had a good talk" on the plane.

Fresh off his victory of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, President Trump doubled-down on his commitment to being the "law and order" president by suggesting Chicago could curtail gun violence by using "stop and frisk" - the famous NY law enabling officers to temporarily detain, question, and frisk civilians upon "reasonable suspicion".

Trump and Rosenstein met for about 30 minutes during the flight, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said, declining to provide further details about the private discussion other than to say that Rosenstein still had a job.

Trump says politicians who spread "dangerous anti-police sentiment make life easier for criminals and more unsafe for law-abiding citizens and police".

A planned meeting between Rosenstein and Trump was canceled and no new date was set. As he walked out of the executive mansion that day, Kelly made sure to join him and shook his hand in view of photographers.

Democrats and some Republican lawmakers have warned Trump for months about firing either Rosenstein or Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Last March, retired federal Magistrate Arlander Keys, overseeing the agreement, said in a report that the Chicago Police Department has "come a long way" to alleviate the concerns of civil rights activists about officers stopping minorities for questioning.

And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters late last month that he hoped the deputy AG "stays in place".

Emanuel said he doesn't "want to get into a statistical" debate with Trump.

There has been widespread speculation that Trump might oust Rosenstein, a frequent target of Trump's tweeted criticism, after a New York Times report that he had made remarks about Trump's fitness for office and offered to record conversations with him. "I can tell you that if he does not, there are a number of us that are standing by really with impeachment documents that say we cannot have this kind of activity continue at DOJ".

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