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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Defends Robert Mueller's Job

Reports out in January alleged President Trump wanted Mueller fired last year.
Posted at 8:06 PM, Mar 12, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's position Monday.

Rosenstein told USA Today: "The special counsel is not an unguided missile. I don't believe there is any justification at this point for terminating the special counsel."

Rosenstein's comment is one of the first from the administration since it was reported President Donald Trump wanted to let Mueller go. Reports out January said Trump only reversed his plan to fire Mueller because White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit if he didn't.

Mueller was investigating whether Trump obstructed justice as part of his Russia probe, when Trump began to argue Mueller had conflicts of interest that prevented him from being impartial in the investigation. 

Mueller has since reportedly come close to completing his look into potential obstruction.