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    Rosenstein, deputy AG, says Robert Mueller is 'not an unguided missile'

    Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, says Robert Mueller is 'not an unguided missile'

    Despite unrelenting criticism from the White House on the course of the investigation into Russia's election interference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Monday offered unqualified support for special counsel Robert Mueller.

    "The special counsel is not an unguided missile," Rosenstein said in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. "I don't believe there is any justification at this point for terminating the special counsel."

    Rosenstein's remarks are among the first to address Mueller's status since it was disclosed more than a month ago that President Trump sought to have the special counsel dismissed last summer. The president relented only when White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to resign if forced to carry out the directive.


    He dismissed the near-constant and pointed criticism aimed at the Justice Department from the White House and from an ultra-conservative Tea Party Patriots group. The group has run an ugly ad campaign, describing Rosenstein as "a weak careerist" and suggesting that he tender his own resignation.

    "I believe much of the criticism will fall by the wayside when people reflect on this era and the Department of Justice," said Rosenstein, who did not refer to Trump directly. "I'm very confident that when the history of this era is written, it will reflect that the department was operated with integrity."


    Although Trump continues to refer to the inquiry as a "witchhunt" and has leveled bitter criticism against the leadership of Rosenstein and Sessions at Justice, the deputy attorney general has not wavered from his support of Mueller.

    "I can assure you that the special counsel is conducting himself consistently with our understanding of the scope of the investigation," Rosenstein told a House panel in December, before offering a stirring defense of the special counsel's credibility.

    "I think it would be very difficult to find anybody better qualified for this job...I believe that, based upon his reputation, his service, his patriotism, his experience with the department and the FBI, he was an ideal choice for this task."


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