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Rod Rosenstein: No Reason to Fire Mueller

From the Washington Times:

Mr. Rosenstein was in the hot seat to address questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee about the special counsel investigation the day after text messages were made public that detail the disdain two former members of the Mueller team had for President Trump.

“Did Mr. Mueller take appropriate action in this case?” asked Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, referring to Mr. Mueller’s removal of the officials in question.

“Yes, he did,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

“Have you seen good cause to fire special counsel Mueller?” Mr. Nadler asked.

“No,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

“If you were ordered today to fire Mr. Mueller, what would you do?” Mr. Nadler said.

“As I explained previously, I would follow the regulation. If there were good cause I would act, if there were no good cause I would not,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

The special counsel team is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with Trump campaign associations.

The deputy attorney general has oversight of the Mueller investigation as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal.

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