Fox's Ingraham deletes tweet calling for Trump to fire Rosenstein

Fox's Ingraham deletes tweet calling for Trump to fire Rosenstein
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Ingraham issued the call after a report Friday that the No. 2 Justice Department official proposed secretly recording Trump in the Oval Office last year.
"Rod Rosenstein must be fired today," Ingraham wrote on Twitter. "He needs to go. Today."
Ingraham had deleted the tweet as of Saturday morning. 

Rosenstein quickly pushed back on the Times report Friday after the newspaper reported that he had proposed wearing a wire last year to record conversations in the Oval Office. 


The Times reported that Rosenstein also discussed the possibility of Cabinet officials invoking the 25th Amendment after Trump fired James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' MORE as FBI director in an effort to have Trump removed from office.

“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said in a statement released by the Justice Department.

“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," he continued.

"But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

According to the Times, Rosenstein reportedly made the comments to then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe accuses Trump officials of withholding evidence in lawsuit over firing McCabe: Being accused of treason by Trump 'quite honestly terrifying' Horowitz report is damning for the FBI and unsettling for the rest of us MORE, who was fired earlier this year by the Justice Department for lying about leaking information to the media.

McCabe detailed Rosenstein's comments in memos he saved, according to sources who spoke to the Times.

Ingraham is a vocal backer of Trump and one of just 47 people whom the president follows with his main account on Twitter. 

Trump, at the end of an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity in Las Vegas on Thursday night, gave an extended shout-out to Ingraham.

Ingraham was once reportedly floated as a possible press secretary in the Trump White House before he took office.

-- Updated Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m.