President Trump dismissed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his former associates and his presidential campaign in a New York Times interview in which the president said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told him the probe does not view him as a target.
In the interview, Trump says Rosenstein has made clear to him that he is “not a subject” of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“He told the attorneys that I’m not a subject, I’m not a target,” Trump said.
“Rod told me I’m not a target of the investigation,” the president added, while suggesting he had not spoken with Rosenstein directly. “The lawyers ask him. They say, ‘He’s not a target of the investigation.’ ”
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