Politics Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein says he sees no reason to fire Robert Mueller

23:25  13 june  2017
23:25  13 june  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

Rosenstein warns Americans to 'exercise caution' about anonymous reports

  Rosenstein warns Americans to 'exercise caution' about anonymous reports Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Thursday evening that Americans should "exercise caution" before believing anonymously sourced reports, an apparent reference to ongoing leaks surrounding the investigation into alleged connections between Russian officials and President Trump's campaign.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Thursday evening that Americans should "exercise caution" before believing anonymously sourced reports, an apparent reference to ongoing leaks surrounding the investigation into alleged connections between Russian officials and President Trump's campaign.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he sees no reason to fire Robert Mueller , the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says "if there were no good cause, I would not" fire special counsel Robert Mueller Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., asked Rosenstein whether he had seen any reason to fire Mueller , who is leading the investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington June 13, 2017.© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington June 13, 2017.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he sees no reason to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Testifying at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Rosenstein was asked if he has seen any evidence of good cause to fire Mueller.

"No, I have not," he said.

Justice Dept. issues statement warning against believing anonymous sources

  Justice Dept. issues statement warning against believing anonymous sources <p>The Justice Department issued a statement Thursday night warning the media and other Americans against believing anonymous sources, and warning that the Justice Department doesn't confirm statements from unnamed officials.</p>"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote Thursday.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein says he sees no reason to fire Robert Mueller . 6/13/2017.

The Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller ’s Russia probe says he would ignore calls to fire Mueller unless he considered them “lawful and appropriate.” “I’m not going to follow any orders unless I believe they are lawful,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said

His comment comes after a friend of President Trump's, Newmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said Monday that the president is considering firing the special counsel.

Watch: White House responds to Trump friend's claim he may fire Robert Mueller

Rosenstein confirmed that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, Rosenstein is the one who has the authority to hire and fire people. Rosenstein appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel last month.

He assured lawmakers Tuesday that he would follow the regulation concerning the special counsel, which says that Mueller can only be fired for good cause. Rosenstein said he has not discussed the appointment of Mueller with Mr. Trump.

Rosenstein was then asked what he would do if Mr. Trump ordered him to fire the special counsel.

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russia probe: ABC News

  Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russia probe: ABC News The deputy attorney general could become a potential witness in the investigation, according to the report.<br>ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and has told lawmakers he would only fire him with good cause.

(CNSNews.com) – During questioning by a Senate Subcommittee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he sees no reason to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election. Sen.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russia investigation. He says he is confident that Mueller will have “the full independence he needs” to investigate thoroughly.

"Senator, I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate," he said.

On Monday, Ruddy told PBS NewsHour, ""I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel."

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, reacted to the reports Tuesday and said that Mueller should be allowed to continue pursuing the investigation independently and thoroughly.

"I think the best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job," Ryan said.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 13, 2017.: 2017-06-13t144238z-319899027-hp1ed6d14v1rp-rtrmadp-3-usa-trump-russia.jpg© Jonathan Ernst 2017-06-13t144238z-319899027-hp1ed6d14v1rp-rtrmadp-3-usa-trump-russia.jpg

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Representative Ted Lieu of California said he believes Congress will start the impeachment process if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.&nbsp;Representative Ted Lieu of California said he believes Congress will start the impeachment process if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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