I thought the reporting on this was odd. Fits in with Levin’s suggestion that there is an effort to force the President to fire Rosenstein prior to the midterm elections, and that Andrew McCabe was the source for the supposed statements by Rod Rosenstein.
Statement by Sarah Sanders:
“At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories. They will meet again on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.”