Rosenstein Defends Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report

Rosenstein Defends Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended Attorney General William Barr’s handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia collusion hoax.

Rosenstein told the Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the release of the report that Barr was “being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre.”

“It would be one thing if you put out a letter and said, ‘I’m not going to give you the report,’” Rosenstein said. “What he said is, ‘Look, it’s going to take a while to process the report. In the meantime, people really want to know what’s in it. I’m going to give you the top-line conclusions.’ That’s all he was trying to do.”

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Rosenstein called on the public to have “tremendous confidence” in Barr and declined to comment on how the review of the report was going.

Fox News writes: Rosenstein, 54, told the Wall Street Journal he hopes to begin a new job toward the end of the summer. Earlier this year, Trump announced he will nominate Jeff Rosen to replace Rosenstein deputy attorney general. President Trump has threatened to fire Rosenstein, who said he stayed in his position at the Department of Justice “at Barr’s request” saying, “For me, it’s a real privilege.”

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