WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- CNN reports President Trump asked for deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein's loyalty during a meeting in December about the progress of the investigation into Russian collusion.
Sources have told CNN that Trump asked Rosenstein whether he was "on my team." Rosenstein reportedly replied, "of course, we're all on your team."
This latest incident could raise more inquiries about whether President Trump was trying to interfere and obstruct justice in the Russian collusion investigation, according to CNN.
Previously, it has been reported that the President asked former FBI director James Comey for loyalty and also asked former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election.
The December meeting between Trump and Rosenstein happened before the deputy attorney general was expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. CNN reports Trump was focused on Rosenstein's testimony and confronted him about what he was going to say.
BREAKING: In a meeting with Rod Rosenstein, President Trump wanted to know where the special counsel’s Russia investigation was heading — and he wanted to know whether the deputy attorney general was “on my team” https://t.co/gpDQHPv4cn pic.twitter.com/w2Yxbscbqc— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 31, 2018
When asked during the committee testimony by Democrats whether Trump had ever asked him about the Russia investigation, Rosenstein declined to answer the question directly. He also pushed back on questions about whether he has been asked for loyalty.
"As long as you are following your oath of office, you can also be faithful to the administration," Rosenstein said.
The White House has refused to comment on this story.