4.) Mad Rush for the Russian Probe

  • 2019-02-14
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
4.) Mad Rush for the Russian Probe
By The White House from Washington via Wikimedia Commons
At the same time, McCabe urged Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel. 

Rosenstein would pick Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Fox News reports:
 

"He asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel. ... Unless or until you make the decision to appoint a special counsel, the FBI will be subjected to withering criticism that could destroy the credibility of both the Justice Department and the FBI," he wrote.

“Rosenstein was very engaged. He was not yet convinced.” McCabe raised the issue again that weekend.

McCabe went on to detail a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on May 17, 2017.

"Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller," he wrote. "... When I came out of the Capitol, it felt like crossing a finish line. If I got nothing else done as acting director, I had done the one thing I needed to do.”


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