Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein came to defense Thursday's leader, saying it was “bizarre” for anyone to claim that the Attorney William P. Top “is trying to mislead people” but without the report of special advocates is immediately released.
the investigation of the Russian interference in the 2016 election, Rosenstein tried to criticize Top's deal with the report and the time it took him to release it.
“It's as long as he can, so this idea is that he wants to mislead people, I think, I'm just totally strange,” said Rosenstein in the interview.
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to conduct the investigation after President Trump, Director B.B. , he helped Top review the final report, that no one received the Trump conspiracy campaign with Russians. However, Mueller refused to come to a conclusion as to whether the president impeded justice. Barr and Rosenstein decided that they could not make a criminal case that the president had prevented justice. a number of sections of the Mueller report stated in support of his declarations, but his poor opinion left many unanswered questions. events. The Democrats are worried that the Top team will edit the results to protect Trump.
Rosenstein met back with those criticisms.
“It is one thing if you put a letter out and you said the report,” said Rosenstein. “The thing he said,‘ See, he has to engage in processing the report. Meanwhile, people are trying to find out what is there. I'm going to give you the best conclusions. “That's what he wanted to do.”
Some of Mueller's staff told them that they are frustrated with the lack of information released so far about their work, people with whom they are familiar with that matter. Barr insisted that he did not want to summarize the report of almost 400 Mueller pages with his four-page letter, but his aim was to make his main findings available to a community who could not accept waiting weeks to learn anything about it. special results
Rosenstein said to the Journal that the public should have “enormous confidence” in Barr.
Rosenstein, who is leaving the job early, is in Trump's crossing since he appointed Mueller to carry out the investigation. The president confirmed it in private as “Mr. Peepers. ”