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Mueller Could Release Probe Results After Midterms, Before Thanksgiving, According To Somebody

19 October 2018

"As far as timing, the investigation is obviously ongoing, and I'd expect it to continue well after the midterms", the source said.

President Trump has been critical of the deputy attorney general, but says he does not want to fire him. After flying with Trump to Orlando on Air Force One last week, he told lawmakers he could not come in, infuriating members.

That means Meadows, Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan and other hard-line conservatives who have been vocal participants in the investigations will not be able to question Rosenstein.

"Even as he declines to show up before Congress last week and answer questions, he makes plenty of time for media interviews in the same breath", Meadows said.

Rosenstein was also a signer of the FBI's suspect application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court for approval of government spying on former Trump campaign aides.

Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced late Thursday that they and the top Democrats on both committees would interview Rosenstein on October 24.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters related to the Russian collusion investigation, Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller.

Rod Rosenstein was sworn in as deputy attorney general in April 2017. Rosenstein defied multiple congressional subpoenas while slow-walking documents requested by Congress.

There was speculation weeks ago that Rosenstein would be fired or would resign following a September New York Times report that he had discussed secretly recording the president past year to expose chaos at the White House.

Rosenstein, for his part, denied the Times report, saying: "I never pursued or authorized recording the President and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false".

Mueller Could Release Probe Results After Midterms, Before Thanksgiving, According To Somebody