Skip to comments.Deputy Attorney General: Special counsel Mueller needs permission to expand Russia investigation
Posted on 08/06/2017 12:49:45 PM PDT by Lockbox
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Sunday that the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election needs permission from the Department of Justice to expand his investigation if he finds evidence of an unrelated crime.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 campaign and President Donald Trump's campaign's potential ties to Russia was "not a fishing expedition."
"If he finds evidence of a crime that is within the scope of what Director Mueller and I have agreed is the appropriate scope of this investigation, then he can," Rosenstein said. "If it's something outside that scope he needs to come to the acting attorney general, at this time me, for permission to expand his investigation."
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I have a feeling this is going into areas nobody expects. They may well be looking into the Russian influence and the Dems
Rumple Rodsteinskin emerges....where has he been for the last several months?
like Obama overstepping the FISA warrant system in his fishing expeditions, but Obama is immune from any criminal investigation , he could commit murder and skate faster than OJ
Does anyone care what Rod Rosenstein says at this point?
His job was to light off a “Special Council” investigation. That was it. I don’t think it can be controlled, turned off, constrained, directed, or curtailed at this point.
He did his job, along with Comey and the MSM-Democrats. Endo of story. Blithering idiot Jeff Sessions just stood there and quivered while it all went down, which was probably what he was assigned to do also.
In other words he's saying: "Go for it!"
The scope that was agreed to is wide open! So of course Mueller will stay within bounds.
Total crock, not only has this worm given Mueller permission he has probably ordered him to look wherever he has to take Trump out. This is just the set up to legitimize to the witch hunt.
So Jeff if Mueller is looking beyond the so called collusion why would your recusal still apply?
“They may well be looking into the Russian influence and the Dems”
When all the lawyers on the case are Democrats?
Oh no. Of course not. We believe you. /s
How many liars and evil scumbags are there in DC? Anyone?
Rosenstein has one eye on Trump and one eye on polishing his resume!
He’s a short timer and he knows it.
You forgot the /s tag.
One would hope if Mueller found an unrelated crime that he would not be given the right to expand as he was given a specific responsibility for a question America wasn’t answers on. An unrelated crime would be taking away from his duty.
All of them.
Don’t be fooled by this head fake from Rod “The Mole” Rosenstein. Never trust this pos guy who appointed Mueller who is best buds w James Comey. This is the par for the course DEEP SWAMP kabuki dance put on for the rubes.
The fix is in!
if he finds evidence of an unrelated crime.WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! WAIT JUST A DAMN MIUTE!
Unrelated crime would suggest they're investigating an actual crime...WTF IS THE ORIGINAL CRIME YOU'RE INVESTIGATING?
And please don't anyone show your ignorance by saying collusion...Russia, Russia, Russia.
How does Mueller need ~16 ‘Rat colluded, high price lairyers to “investigate”? Liaryers are not investigators, they are prosecutors.
“”not a fishing expedition.””
HaaaaaaHaaaa; Just like Comey is NOT a weasel...
The DoJ is a vipers nest in the Swamp.
It’s probably best to Phoenix it.
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