Rosenstein Agrees to Sit for Transcribed Interview With Judiciary, Oversight Leaders

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"It was interesting that yesterday, Rod Rosenstein has time to sit down with the Wall Street Journal, do a big, long interview, where he said the Mueller investigation is appropriate and moving in the right direction", Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Thursday, according to the Washington Examiner.

Here are some of the main takeaways from the report.

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".

President Trump has been critical of the deputy attorney general, but says he does not want to fire him.

On September 21, The New York Times reported that Rosenstein more recently suggested he secretly recorded the president past year to show the chaos of his administration.

Thus far, Mueller has racked up 35 indictments and plea deals, including persons close to Trump and who worked on his campaign, several of whom have even cooperated with Mueller's investigation.

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The report said he also discussed invoking constitutional provisions to remove Trump from office.

What promises were those?

"I have not heard any estimation from the government of when his cooperation will be complete", Ellis said, referring to the special counsel investigation. That Rosenstein wouldn't do that or wouldn't guesstimate about a timetable is certainly no surprise.

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.