The deputy attorney general implied that the special counsel would exceed his authority if he went beyond Russia.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said on Fox News on Sunday that the former FBI Director would need approval from the Department of Justice to expand his investigation beyond the Russia probe.
“To expand, he would need to get approval from you to expand the nature of the investigation?” host Chris Wallace asked, citing the example of Ken Starr during the Clinton investigation.
“That’s correct,” Rosenstein replied.
Starr had received approval from Attorney General Janet Reno to expand the investigation from the Whitewater controversy to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
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