The massacre is in reference to President Richard Nixon's firing of the Watergate scandal special prosecutor in the 1970s.
"You figure that one out", Trump said, when asked about whether he planned to get rid of Rosenstein.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stands for the pledge of allegiance at a summit about combating human trafficking at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2018.
For example, it certainly makes sense that Rosenstein would have been upset by the president citing his memo on Comey's behavior in the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the reason he fired the former director.
"I think it is fair to ask the deputy attorney general 'what did you know at the time you signed one of the applications?'", Gowdy said. "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves", Trump said in Oval Office after approving the memo.
In his recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Rosenstein may have given insight into how he justifies his ethical balancing act. This would presumably clear the way for the appointment of a Trump loyalist to oversee the probe, thus potentially constraining it.
"I'm saying it on behalf of the White House, and that's that no changes are going to be made at the Department of Justice", Shah said Friday night on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront".
Before the memo's release, Sen.
The memo accuses FBI and Justice Department officials of political bias against President Donald Trump in their investigation of Russian alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
The four-page document has become a flashpoint in a wider battle between the Republicans and Democrats over Mueller's criminal probe into potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. But he has also seemingly made compromises to curry favor: the Comey memo, where he seemed to do the political bidding of attorney general Jeff Sessions on behalf of a president desperate to justify the firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.