Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein told The Wall Street Journal the Russia investigation has already revealed a multi-faceted Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 US election.
Rosenstein added that he has a “solemn” responsibility to oversee and prosecute such cases, and that he is “pleased the president has been supportive of that.”
President Donald Trump has repeatedly derided the ongoing Russia probe, calling it a politically motivated “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”
“I believe that our department and our office have been appropriately managing that investigation,” Rosenstein told The Journal, referring to the Russia probe.
Rosenstein’s comments came after it was reported that he has been pressuring the special counsel Robert Mueller to wrap up the Russia investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has already revealed an elaborate and widespread effort by the Russians to meddle in the 2016 US election.

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