Minister of State US defends special prosecutor

World December 13, 2017 21:51

washington - The US Secretary of State Rod Rosenstein (Justice) sees no reason to dismiss the special prosecutor charged with investigating possible Russian influence on the elections. 'If I thought he was doing something inappropriate, I would intervene,' Rosenstein said to a committee of the House of Representatives.

Republicans openly question the impartiality of those involved in the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. 'We only now get an idea of ​​how big the bias is in the team of Mr. Mueller', wrote committee chairman Bob Goodlatte in the run-up to the hearing with Rosenstein.

The Republican Goodlatte pointed out that two former members of the 'dreamteam' of Mueller have been rather disdainful about Trump, 'the person they are investigating. 'The FBI agent and a lawyer who worked on the investigation would have called the president in text messages a' complete idiot 'and' a disgusting person '.

Rosenstein showed that he was not yet planning to drop the prosecutor appointed by him. According to the Secretary of State no one asked him for this. He said that Mueller acted correctly by expelling the FBI agent, Peter Strzok, from his team after the text messages had leaked. 'The investigation of the special prosecutor is not a witch hunt,' Rosenstein said during the session.

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