Robert Mueller in Notice, Russia Only, No Fishing Expedition
Sunday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pushed back on a report that special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded the Russia investigation to also look at “possible financial crimes.”
In a TV interview on Mr. Rosenstein said Mr. Mueller needs to come to him to go “outside” the scope of the probe.
“If he finds evidence of a crime that’s within the scope of director Mueller and I have agreed is the appropriate scope of this investigation, that he can.
“If it is something outside that scope, he needs to come to the acting Attorney General, at this time, me, for permission to expand his investigation.”
Mr. Rosenstein noted “we do not talk about that publicly.”
“So the speculation you have seen in the news media, that’s not something that I have said, it’s not anything director Mueller said, we do not know who is saying it, or how credible those sources are.”
Also on Sunday, NJ Gov. Chris Christie warned special counsel Robert Mueller to be “very careful” that his reported aim to follow the money trail in a Russia probe does not turn into “a fishing expedition.”
Notably, Mr. Mueller is responsible for any leaks and all leakers within his team and the grand jury that was impaneled to assist him. If something, anything goes array, expect him to be fired and prosecuted.
Have a terrific week.