Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz took issue on Tuesday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions being "absent" from President Trump's discussions with Rod Rosenstein.

Trump and the deputy attorney general met aboard Air Force One on Monday about Rosenstein's suggestion to secretly record Trump.

Rosenstein also suggested invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office, according to a bombshell New York Times report.

Chaffetz, a former Utah congressman, said on America's Newsroom that Sessions has been "totally absent" from the discussions between his deputy and the president.

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"Jeff Sessions is there in name only. He doesn't really do much as the attorney general," Chaffetz added.

He said that in the wake of Sessions' absence, Rosenstein is running the operations of the Justice Department.

"Until the president gets rid of Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein is his guy," Chaffetz said.

Rosenstein was “serious” in his suggestions about President Trump, according to two senior FBI officials, despite maintaining that he made the comment in jest.

There was speculation that Trump was planning on firing Rosenstein last month, although the president said he has no plans to do so.

Rosenstein is set to meet with House Republicans on Thursday to discuss the New York Times report.

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