Trump advocates 'stop-and-frisk' to curtail Chicago crime

Trump advocates 'stop-and-frisk' to curtail Chicago crime

Trump advocates 'stop-and-frisk' to curtail Chicago crime

Trump told a police chiefs convention in Orlando on Monday that he'd order his attorney general to send officials "to help straighten out the awful shooting wave" in Chicago.

Rosenstein was flying with Trump on Air Force One to Orlando, Florida, where Trump was set to speak to police chiefs.

Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House Monday that he doesn't have plans to fire the Justice Department's No. 2 official.

Rosenstein is overseeing the probe, which is being led by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's largest professional association for police leaders.

On the tarmac in Orlando, Trump said the conversation with Rosenstein was "great!"

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

President Donald Trump argued Monday for the use of "stop and frisk" policing to stem Chicago's street violence epidemic, five years after a federal judge ruled that the way New York City employed the idea was unconstitutional because it was applied largely to blacks and Hispanics.

"For too many years we have watched politicians escalate political attacks on our courageous police officers, and I've never seen it more than over the last few years", he said.

Rosenstein left the White House with his job that day.

The Justice Department began preparing for a future without him: Matt Whitaker, Attorney General Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, would take over as deputy attorney general, and Noel Francisco, the solicitor general, would take over supervision of the Russian Federation probe.

Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet last week to discuss The New York Times report that flung Rosenstein into limbo.

The stop-and-frisk policy in New York City is a practice of temporarily detaining and questioning and sometimes searching people for weapons or contraband. So far, most Republicans are sticking by Trump, but if the party concludes his antics since taking office contributed to the GOP losing the House - and possibly the Senate - then the impeachment math could swing against him.

Rosenstein had appeared close to being fired following USA media reports - which he denied - that he discussed secretly recording Trump and using the 25th constitutional amendment for removing presidents found to be unfit for office. Mr. Trump said he's asked the Justice Department to work with local law enforcement in Chicago to end the ACLU pact, which he called a "terrible deal" that "ties law enforcement's hands".

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.

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