After initial reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was about to be fired or forced to resign, the White House on Monday said that President Donald Trump would meet with Rosenstein on Thursday, with Rosenstein’s job future seemingly still in question. “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement issued to reporters. “Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.,” Sanders added. This may be the strangest day yet at the Trump White House. Rod Rosenstein was summoned to the WH to meet with John Kelly this morning. He expected to be fired. He wasn't. And now Rosenstein is attending a previously scheduled cabinet-level meeting (filling in for Sessions) — Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) September 24, 2018 That Trump-Rosenstein meeting would come on the same day that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting to hear from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the judge of sexual assault when they were in high school. Rosenstein has been a target of both the President and Republicans in Congress in recent months, as Democrats have repeatedly warned Mr. Trump not to get rid of Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia investigation. The President has made clear his displeasure repeatedly about Rosenstein’s most consequential act as Deputy Attorney General, the May 2017 appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. “If Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, it is obstruction of justice in the most fundamental sense,” said Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), a frequent critic of the House GOP investigation of the Russia probe. “As a member of the Justice Department, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is NOT your lapdog,” tweeted Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has filed impeachment articles against President Trump.