December 13, 2017
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there is no good cause to fire special counsel Robert Mueller from the Russia probe.
He testified before the House Judiciary Committee early Wednesday.
Rosenstein said Mueller made the right decision to reassign FBI Agent Peter Strzok because of his inherit bias against President Trump, which was made clear through text messages that are currently being investigated.
“…justice is not only our name, but justice is our mission,” stated Rosenstein. “Justice requires a fair and impartial process…that’s why we have a special responsibility to follow ethical and professional standards.”
The deputy attorney general also said the special counsel would need to seek permission to expand the scope of the investigation, and assured the committee Mueller is handling the probe with extreme care and professionalism.