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Rosenstein says Mueller probe is 'appropriate' and 'independent'

Mueller preparing to present key findings in Russia probe following midterms Special counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to present key findings in Russia probe following midterms
Deanna Wagner | 19 October, 2018, 01:18

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, expressed frustration with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an interview with Fox News Thursday, criticizing Rosenstein for taking an interview with the Wall Street Journal while refusing to testify to Congress about statements he made about secretly recording President Donald Trump.

"I think at this particular point, Rod Rosenstien's priorities are misplaced", Meadows told reporters, The Hill reported.

The interview drops on the same day Bloomberg reported that Rosenstein was "pressing" Mueller to wrap up the investigation as "expeditiously as possible".

Rosenstein predicted (hoped?) that, at the end of the investigation, Americans would be confident in that the cases resulting from the probe "were warranted by the evidence and that it was an appropriate use of resources".

Speculation suggests that President Trump is looking to fire and replace current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the Russian Federation probe.

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The president denies all allegations.

He said the investigation has been "appropriate and independent".

While he has described the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt" in the past, Rosenstein claimed the president has become more supportive of the investigation after their meeting. "I believe I have been faithful to that".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has offered what The Wall Street Journal described on Wednesday as a "forceful defense" of the special counsel's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.