The top two officials at the Justice Department, including Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, on Thursday skirted remarks made by President Donald Trump that appeared to question his confidence in them.
Trump told the New York Times in an interview published Wednesday that he is unhappy with Rosenstein, suggesting he was disappointed to learn he was from Baltimore.
Trump said he would not have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia. A special counsel appointed by Rosenstein is now examining the matter.
But the article said Trump also “expressed...