When the Times report broke, Rosenstein adamantly denied the claims, saying: "I never pursued or authorized recording the president, and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false".
Sources told Fox News that the meeting where Rosenstein allegedly made the comments about wearing a "wire" took place at the Justice Department on May 16, 2017.
"Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect", the statement said.
Illegal immigration is always a big part of that, from Trump's campaign promise to building a wall at the Mexico border, to eliminating sanctuary cities, the administration hopes a crackdown will reduce the crime rate.
Trump was also asked about musician Taylor Swift, who expressed her desire over the weekend to vote for Democrat Phil Bredesen over Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in Tennessee's Senate race.
Trump paid homage to fallen officers, including two widows in the audience.
He also offered his condolences to the family of Terrence Carraway, who was fatally shot last week while responding to a hostage situation in SC.
Trump said Kavanaugh would be "a faithful defender of the rule of law". 'People can criticize me [but] you have to do something.
N Korea 'ready' to let inspectors into missile sites
The US has said that it will not make such concessions unless the North takes substantive steps to do away with nuclear weapons. Pompeo next heads to China where he's slated to meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
He said cop killers, after a quick trial, should get the death penalty.
Pressed further about his relationship with Rosenstein, Trump added: "I didn't know Rod before, but I got to know him and I get along very well with him".
The money will fund more than 50 innovative projects through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.
Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "immediately" go to Chicago "to help straighten out the awful shooting wave".
The president also said he and his administration are committed to improving school safety and fighting the opioid crisis.
"Through Stop School Violence grants, we're giving local schools and police departments the resources they need to hire more officers and train more teachers and better detect and address early warning signs of mental illness before it's too late". Indeed, many residents of Black and Hispanic neighborhoods felt terrorized and under seize by the police.
Trump's speech to the gathering of police chiefs comes on the heels of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation report that the number of homicides and other violent crimes dipped slightly in the United States last year, suggesting the rise of violent crimes in recent years may be ending.
Dallas was announced as the victor of the award after Trump had left the stage.