Rod Rosenstein defends the use of Mueller to lead the Russian investigation

Rod Rosenstein defends the use of Mueller to lead the Russian investigation

Washington — Former Federal Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will investigate the FBI’s investigation of Russia by the Federal Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, including the decision to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump The President’s decision.

Rosenstein, 55, is facing doubts about his decision to sign a foreign surveillance order covering Carter Page, a former adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign, Prior to this, the U.S. Department of Justice’s chief regulatory agency found that Mueller’s investigation was full of mistakes last December.

The former deputy AG defended his decision to hire Mueller to lead an investigation into Trump, saying at the time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions abdicated, while FBI Director James Comey was defeated by the president. After being removed from office, he acted as a book.

Rosenstein said: “Due to the incident that occurred after the FBI director left, I am worried that the public has no confidence in the investigation. Acting the FBI director is not the right person to lead the investigation.

He continued: “I think appointing a full-time lawyer is the best way to properly complete the investigation and increase public confidence in its conclusions.”

He said: “We now know that the final conclusion is that the Russians committed the crime of attempting to influence the election, and the Americans did not conspire with them.”

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But Rosenstein said that as Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the Ministry of Justice, discovered, he would not sign FISA to monitor Carter Page if he knew there was no valid reason to believe that Page was working with Russia. Authorization.

Democrats accused Republicans in the Senate of using the FBI’s hearing of the Russian investigation, the so-called hurricane of crossfire, as a political feed to support President Trump before the November election.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R. SC) dismissed the allegations on Wednesday and said that Horowitz’s report found that the country’s spy agency had “seriously abused power”.

“If you don’t like Trump, that’s good. It’s not about whether you like Trump or not. It’s about us as a country,” Graham said.

He continued: “We are talking about Republican nominations for presidential candidates, and his campaign is under constant investigation.”

He said: “We will talk about how it got out of trouble, who is responsible for getting out of trouble, and make sure they are properly punished.”

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