Fox News's Jeanine Pirro Suggests Rosenstein Leaked to NYT to Get Trump to Fire Him

The explosive article about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has tongues wagging – and none more so than Fox host Jeanine Pirro, who suggested Rosenstein himself leaked to The New York Times in order to make President Donald Trump fire him.

The article in The Times claims that Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th amendment to get rid of Trump following the latter's firing of then FBI chief James Comey.

He is also alleged to have made a comment about recording the president to shine a light on the chaotic way the White House was being run, although a Justice Department spokesperson told the BBC that this comment was sarcastic and intended as a joke.

And while Rosenstein has denied the report, Pirro suggested in a tweet that he may know more about the story than he claims to.

"Is it possible Rod Rosenstein leaked the story to the ‪@nytimes himself to force ‪@realDonaldTrump to fire him?" she wrote on Saturday evening.

Is it possible Rod Rosenstein leaked the story to the @nytimes himself to force @realDonaldTrump to fire him?

— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) September 22, 2018

Her comments come following an earlier message in which she suggested Rosenstein should have been removed from his position some time ago.

"Rod rosenstein shld have been fired long ago for being part of the 'resistance' and not providing documents to congress in order to save his corrupt pals. NOW HE MUST BE FIRED," she wrote.

However, allies of the GOP have urged the president not to take any action on Rosenstein until after the upcoming November midterms and the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is currently facing a setback to confirmation after an allegation of attempted sexual assault surfaced, CNN reported.

In a statement following the allegations, Rosenstein said: "The New York Times's story is inaccurate and factually incorrect."

"I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th amendment," he added.