Rosenstein warns Americans to ‘be careful’ about anonymous reports

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Thursday evening that Americans should “exercise caution” before you believe, anonymously sourced reports, an apparent reference to the ongoing leaks about the investigation into alleged links between Russian officials and President of the Trump campaign.

“The Americans should be careful before accepting as true stories, stories attributed to anonymous “officials,” Rosenstein said in a statement, “especially when they are recognized and the country, let alone the branch or Agency of the government, with whom the alleged sources allegedly connected to.”

Although Rosenstein’s statement has no relation to Russia investigation, in particular, released hours after the Washington Post reported that the Special Counsel Robert Müller studied Jared Kushner — Trump senior Advisor and son-in-law about his finances and business relationships.

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Peter Carr, a spokesman for Miller, not a comment on the Post report when reached by Fox News, but to say that the special counsel’s office “has committed itself to strict controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosure, the strongly with other members in this behavior.”

Trump and his supporters have repeatedly complained about the leaked reports on the progress of the Miller investigation, many of which appeared in either the Post or The New York Times.

On Wednesday, the Post reported that Mueller, whether trump has tried to obstruct justice, and sought interviews with three government representatives: Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former Deputy Director of NSA.


Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s personal attorney, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report, saying: “The FBI’s leak of information about the President’s despicable, inexcusable, and illegal.”

The Post report quoted anonymous sources who were informed, to the requests of the investigators. It was not immediately clear whether the FBI was the source of the information.

The President himself took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to complain about the “invented history” in the Post, have you no more questions, then again in the afternoon, why Hillary Clinton’s behavior was during the trial of their private E-Mail server under control.

They made a wrong collusion with the Russians-history, found zero evidence, so you have to go now for obstruction of justice on the wrong story. Nice

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017

They are witnesses of the largest witch hunt in American political history – led by some very poor and conflicting people! #MAGA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017

Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Dems dealing with Russia viewed, but not my dealings?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017

Crooked H destroyed mobile phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ E-Mails, & man, w/AG days, before it was deleted – and you talk about disability?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017

Rosenstein, who Mueller special counsel appointed in Russia-study in the last month, told lawmakers on Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and he is confident of being able to examine that with Muller, “the complete independence he needs,” in order, thoroughly.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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