By Steve Neavling
The deputy U.S. attorney general assured Congress on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller would have “the full degree of independence” to investigate allegations of Russia interfering in the presidential election.
“Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, the Business Insider reports.
Rosenstein’s assurance comes after Donald Trump’s friend suggested the president may fire Mueller.
But that power belongs to Rosenstein, who said he sees no good reason to fire Mueller.