Rosenstein warns Americans to be ‘cautious’ about anonymous reports

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Thursday evening that Americans should “be careful” before believe anonymously sourced reports, a clear reference to the ongoing leaks surrounding the inquiry into alleged links between the Russian officials and President of Trump’s campaign.

“Americans should exercise caution before you accept it as true stories stories attributed to anonymous “officials,” Rosenstein said in a statement, “especially when they do not identify with the country — let alone a branch or agency of the government with that of the alleged sources are supposedly connected.”

Although Rosenstein declaration does not refer to the Russia research specifically, it was released hours after the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is the investigation of Jared Kushner — Trump is a senior advisor and son-in-law about his finances and business transactions.

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Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, do not respond on the Post report when reached by Fox News, but said, however, that the special counsel’s office “has taken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures that deal severely with any member who is in this behavior.”

Trump and his supporters have repeatedly complained about the leaked reports on the progress of Müller-elektronik gmbh & investigation, many of which have appeared in the Post or The New York Times.

On Wednesday, the Post reported that Mueller was to investigate whether Trump has tried to obstruct justice and was looking for interviews with three officials: Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s personal attorney, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report, saying: “The FBI leaks of information with regard to the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal.”

The Post report cites anonymous sources who were briefed on the proposals submitted by the researchers. It was not immediately clear whether the FBI was the source of the information.


The president himself took to Twitter Wednesday morning to complain about the “fake story” in the Post, then in the afternoon also with the question of why Hillary Clinton’s behavior during the probe of its own e-mail server was no longer under control.

They made a false collaboration with the Russians story, found zero evidence, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the fake story. Nice

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

You are witnessing the largest witch hunt in American political history – led by a number of very bad and people involved! #MAGA

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

Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Democrats relations with Russia are not looking at, but my non-action?

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

Curve H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ e-mails, and had a man to meet w/AG days before she was acquitted, and they talk about the blockade?

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

Rosenstein, who is appointed Müller-elektronik gmbh & special council in Russia research of the previous month, testified to lawmakers Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and that he is convinced that Mueller will have “full independence, that he needs” to investigate thoroughly.

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

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