Politico: Rosenstein’s Resignation Will Stall Mueller Probe
The possible resignation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will put an investigation into the alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 US presidential election in a new uncertainty, Politico wrote.
“Russian probe” is conducted by special counsel Robert Muller of whom Rosenstein is the immediate supervisor. Critics fear that after Rosenstein’s ouster, Mueller’s case of “Russian interference” may come to a standstill.
Even if after the dismissal of Rosenstein, Muller will retain his job, he will have to speed up the process of completing the probe, sources in the Justice Department of the USA believe.
In addition, the resignation of the immediate chief of the Russia probe could stall the progress of special prosecutor Mueller in his investigation, notes Politico. Such a slowdown is unlikely to please the White House, which, together with the Republicans, calls on Mueller to wrap up the investigation in the near future, Politico adds.
Russia denies any interference in the US elections in 2016.