Trump says he’ll rid Department of Justice of ‘lingering stench’


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pledging to rid the Justice Department of its “lingering stench.”

Trump told a campaign rally in Missouri on Friday that the department has some “great people” but also “some real bad ones.”

He says the bad ones are gone, “but there’s a lingering stench and we’re going to get rid of that, too.”

It was unclear what Trump was referring to and he didn’t name names. But he has been in a running war with the Justice Department, starting with Jeff Sessions, his hand-picked attorney general.

Trump commented after The New York Times reported Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump on grounds that he’s unfit for office. Rosenstein said the report is inaccurate.

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